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ABC ‘World News’ Issues Correction

Ross_12.31.jpgABC News investigative correspondent Brian Ross was the first reporter to show the alleged underwear bomber’s hiding place — his underwear. But last night, ABC “World News” had to correct some of Ross’s reporting from Tuesday night.

On “World News” Tuesday Ross was doing a Q&A with Diane Sawyer about Al Qaeda in Yemen.

Ross: “Two of the top leaders, former prisoners at Guantanamo now running the operation there. Pres. Obama has twice given directions for U.S. war planes to fire missiles in Yemen and we’re told he’s prepared to do it again.”

Sawyer: “So they were prisoners at Guantanamo, they were released?”

Ross: “They were released to Saudi Arabia, then set free after a so-called rehabilitation program.”

Last night, David Muir, subbing for Sawyer, said this:

We do have a correction to make tonight. Last night here, we said two former prisoners from Guantanamo Bay were helping run Al Qaeda’s operation in Yemen. It turns out, only one of them is. The other is believed to be in custody in Saudi Arabia.

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