- Newsmaker: Terrorist Leader Abu Nidal Found Dead Abu Nidal was the Osama bin Laden of the 70-s and 80-s, a Palestinian terrorist whose Fateh Revolutionary Council is believed to have killed or injured 900 people in 20 countries. Today, Abu Nidal reportedly has been found dead of gun wounds in his apartment in Baghdad. Palestinian journalist Lamis Andoni, reports that the terrorist-s death, like his life, is shrouded in mystery.
- Reporter's Notebook: CNN Broadcasts al Qaeda Videotapes
This week, Cable News Network is airing excerpts of 60 videotapes made by the al Qaeda terrorist network. The tapes provide clear evidence that the group developed and tested chemical agents. CNN-s Nic Robertson secreted the tapes out of Afghanistan 10 days ago. CNN-s national correspondent Mike Boettcher says the grizzly training sessions and chemical weapons tests attest to the group-s devastating long term goals.
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