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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good evening. thanks for joining us for this extended edition of "360." president obama ordered new troops into iraq and help secure facilities in baghdad. another air strike in isis and iraq and the release of a video claiming to show the killing of steven sotloff.
like the last featuring james foley, it shows a masked killer committing murder in god's name for american actions against isis. that action, included today's action in the battle for a strategic dam near mosul. coverage continues with anna in the kurdish capitol. the executioner names three sites of u.s. air strikes. what is the status? who is in control of them at this point? >> reporter: well, look, it's kurdish and iraqi forces in charge of those particular cities and townships that were mentioned by the executioner in that video. obviously, those u.s. air strikes critical to making that happen. 124 today according to u.s. central command taking out enemy targets, artillery, mortar positions, large convoys,
anderson of vehicles crossing these open plains, which they have been able to do for the last couple months. they are containing them, but in saying that, anderson, isis is digging in. we were quite surprised that while the kurdish forces have complete control of the critical piece, the towns and villages around it are still under isis control and there was fierce fighting going on. we heard of them sustaining serious casualties. isis militants packing a truck filled with explosives driving it into the front lines, many soldiers killed. this all happening with the isis stronghold of mosul, you know, only a few miles away. so these are the problems that forces are certainly encountering on the battle field. >> it's important to point out, anna, it's not just isis forces they are working closely in many cases with sunni groups and in some cases sunnis who had
military experience working for saddam's regime and peeled away to the sunni awakening in 2006, 2007. is there any sign of any kind of divisions between isis and sunni supporters because that is critical down the road. >> reporter: yeah, fund mental. at the end of the day, the united states can conduct as many air strikes as they like in iraq, but it is going to take the iraqis to fight their own fight and it will take those sunni arabs, those sunni tribes who allowed isis into the towns, into the cities, the major stronghold cities to create and rise up and kick isis out. obviously, this comes back to the political solution. you know, the sunnis, there is no trust whatsoever and obviously maliki is a shia-led
government. there needs to be trust. the iraqi prime minister has this inclusive government. the clock is ticking. he has until the 10th of september to come up with this government. if he's able to make it inflew sie -- inclusive, bring back the tribe, we perhaps might see the uprising that is so very needed to kick isis out at least here in iraq. >> a long battle, indeed. appreciate it. the latest tape intensifies the heat. he's taking plenty from republicans and democrats including former congresswoman jane harmon of california. the president traveling to a nato summit in wails. jim acosta is in town for us and joins us from there. >> reporter: anderson, the president didn't answer questions about the video that shows the killing of steven sotloff. as the president was leaving to
depart washington for this trip to wails, the president we're told by white house official was briefed on this video before leaving washington. at the same time we should point out a senior official says right now the intelligence committee is trying to aught then kate. they don't have any reason to doubt but want to aught then kate this video. that video released a few weeks ago, key questions they want to answer. this comes, anderson, as the president comes under heavy criticism from both sides of capitol hill after the president made the comments to the white house that he doesn't have a strategy for dealing with isis in syria, you heard diane, the chair of the senate intelligence committee over the weekend saying the president is perhaps too cautious when it comes to dealing with isis and that brought about a response from josh earnest who was asked about this at the briefing earlier
today. he said the president does take a risk when it comes to using the military and sited the case of the killing of osama bid laden. he's having a news conference and just about ten hours from now thanks will come up and comments from the president that he doesn't have a strategy for dealing with isis in syria and the reason why the president is coming to eastern europe to reassure these eastern european nations that are a part of nato, smaller ones, like estonia increasingly nervous about russia's moves in ukraine, they wonder if they are next. the president will send the message that article five of nato, which states that any nation that is a part that coals under attack will be defended and that commitment remains sacred, that is a message the president will deliver out here, as well. anderson? >> thanks. this is in the worst time imaginable not just for the families but british captain david haynes who isis threatens to kill.
joining us, someone who knows what he is going through, david rode held captive for seven months before he was able to escape. here we are two weeks later from the killing of jim foley, it's horrific. >> it's horrible. it's a murder, right what you called it. we'll see more of this. this is clearly a tactic in their world, you know, isis thinks is working. >> working as a way to gain money, as a way to get recruits. >> they may get recruits. this is a relatively small group. they have 17,000 fighters. there is young alienated people, potentially the british person executed, murdered two people publicly. maybe they will be drawn to that. they are racial in the sense of they do these things, release videos for some purpose and i'm -- you know, i do think that this is going to backfire in the long term. i think most people in the
region are disgusted and these actions will turn it. >> the british man is perhaps the next to be executed. we've seen a big reaction in gr great britain, reassessment of threat, raising of the threat level. do we -- is it known publicly how many people isis has? >> it's not clear. a lot of families don't want publici publicity. there are reports there are at least two more americans being held, may be more british, as well. as we talked about earlier, is the islamic state a threat to the united states? is it a threat to britain? over the weekend, that incident with the security level brought that home. and it is, you know, what the president says the next few days, you know, it's a big moment for him. there's the gap about no strategy, how is he going to respond? >> we keep coming back to the need to be on the same page for western european nations, for the united states, whatever the
policy is to be on the same page and acting in concert, whether it's military action or even on how you deal with demands for payment. >> whether you're -- yeah, vladimir putin in ukraine or islamic state, we have a huge gulf of continental europe, again, with foley, young men should not die in vain. they should pressure european governments. why were the french and spanish and the danish hostage held by the islamic state freed? they were freed because ransoms were paid. the current approaches weren't making and not detouring kidnappe kidnappers. it's getting publicity and money. >> i haven't watched this video because at a certain point, we know what they are like. i don't believe in showing the videos and a lot of places seem to have run them like wallpaper and it's -- to me it feeds into what isis wants, which is they want -- they put a lot of
thought into this darkness of the image. it's not a coincidence that the guy is all in black, the person murdered is, you know, in orange, a very stark background. they put a lot of thought into how everything looked. >> again, i don't know, i wasn't -- this is a different case. when i was held by the taliban, they believe that terror would work. the west was weak, that we all fear death where they embrace death and we were sort of -- would quickly cave in if they killed enough of us. again, i think this is going to backfire. the president has a little more room to maneuver now. the strikes are having an impact. those images are very clearly thought out and very chilling and it's just horrific again that we're here. >> david, appreciate you being here. tonight, more on the man in the worst jeopardy tonight, david haynes. we'll have more from him ahead.
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breaking news, president obama sending about 350 more troops to baghdad to secure diplomatic facilities. an air strike, number 124 targeting isis and the video talking about it, feature add murder and the fresh threat, this time a threat to kill the next captive, david haynes. the latest on his story and what we know about him and his family, we're joined by brian todd. what do we know? >> anderson, the militant makes a very similar threat to the one they issued in the james foley
video. he threatens the life of a british captive, david carthorne haynes. >> we take this opportunity to warn those of the evil alliance of america against the islam make state to back off and leave our people alone. >> "the washington post" sites information from aid workers who have been trying to secure haynes' release. we can't get additional information or comments about this man. on the statement by that militant, it's strongly suggesting a warning to the government of british prime minister david cameron, they are making humanitarian drops sending weapons to the kurds. a lot more pressure now.
>> david cameron made statements about battling extremists in the united kingdom. >> that's absolutely right. cameron wants to take passports and ban suspects from boarding planes before they leave the country. it's estimated 500 british citizens are fighting with isis and other groups and the militant is thought to be british. the reference to david haynes, that puts added pressure on cameron and says the videos help isis with the message. on one hand, this is playing out all over the u.s. as people come back from labor day weekend and all over the media. he says that was deliberate. he says it's working for them because it's energizing supporters and showing it's fighting back against the united states during air strikes that energize jihads all over the world to join them. >> there is an account from a man that claims to have been held from isis.
>> fascinating account. this man is a photographer for turkish newspaper. he said he was held for 40 days. that's a picture of him. according to the publications, he said he was hooded and blind folded and said fighters would interrogate him every day asking questions like do you drink? who are the women on your facebook page? who are you working for? he said quote, all they did all day was fight and pray, but he described the captors as young and educated who had interrogating techniques. cnn has not been independently been able to verify that. >> a multi dimensional problem that runs the home grown recruits and skeptics back home. here to talk about it, fran
townsend and bobby gesh. the pressure has grown. >> on the president, definitely and growing on everybody else, as well. this is -- we are very acutely aware of the threat to us, to the united states, but countries in the neighborhood and europe have been acutely aware of threats to them, perhaps coming before us and they have been aware for awhile, and so i suspect on his trip to europe in audition to hearing about russia and ukraine, the president will hear a lot about questions asked what should we do about isis and what leadership is the united states willing to show. >> i get a lot of tweets from people, look, why does the u.s. have to be the world's policemen on this? regional countries have as much if not more to fear about isis. why isn't there more of a coordinated multi national response? >> i think what you see now is secretary of state kerry is
trying to build that international coalition. i think the president's trip to nato is a part of that building the international coalitions. i will tell you, the regional allies are arab allies are frustrated with the administration for not taking action sooner. they are closer. the saudis arrested five or six dozen isis affiliated members and simplizers and they feel the threat. i think what you're seeing now with prime minister cameron are western european allies believe they are next. the first sense of the bleedout from the foreign fighters in syria are likely to be in western europe either against their targets or against american targets overseas. remember, you also have the g 8 coming up in wails. the british remember this 77 bombing on the margins of an international meeting. i think the pressure really is
building, and so there is a sense that action is going to have to be taken, but it's going to be part of a broader coalition. >> i mean, you covered iraq longer than anybody out there. again, there is a lot of skepticism out there and people say look, we've seen this playbook before. there is a drum beat for military action, now there is mission creep. 500 advisors going and persforc. what do you say to those people? given the nature, there is always going to be some group that hates the west, whether al qaeda or al qaeda in iraq or arabian peninsula. no matter what, there is some group like this that tries to instill fear in them. >> if there is always a group like this, god help us. we're always going to be fighting because if we don't, they will bring the fight to us if we don't take it. the point worth mentioning and
it's gotten a little lost over the last couple days, there actually has been some progress. it's very small and perhaps touching saws but this is what we have at the moment. the rescue of the small iraqi town which is about 100 miles from baghdad, iraqi forces and shiites that's a small piece of good news. the taking of the dam back from isis, iraqi boots on the ground and kurdish, that's the formula for how we're -- this is going to have to be fought. the fact that isis was pushed out of these two places, it begins to turn the narrative. so far isis is irresistible force and the momentums have been entirely on their side and a myth has been growing in the region that they are unstoppable. well, no, they are stoppable and can be stopped by iraqis, by kurds without tight help. that's the beginnings of the
possibility that we can change the narrative. now you need to build momentum and that's the challenge for the president, as well for iraqis. >> we saw this, fran, with al qaeda and iraq which seemed unstoppable for a time and then as their violent tactics, you know, it began to turn off iraqis, the u.s. had a clever program to pay the groups to have the sunni awakening, the surge. is this something you think that given time, i mean, right now they seem to have the momentum but given time, that momentum can be stopped? >> i think so. we saw the momentum shift in iraq with the surge. this is certainly the short-term moe mum -- momentum is on the side of iisis. there is no strategy. what you need is an
international coalition and that's not just money and rhetoric. you need a real international coalition. you need all instruments of international power. this should not be solely military operation. it requires economic sanctions. i mean, this is a well-armed, well-financed propaganda machine. what i would hope you would see is more military advisors and trainers. i think you need them to work with the peshmerga. we have seen some success and i thi think this shouldn't just be a military operation. >> this has to be another surge, big difference. this has to be an iraqi surge. we have shown how it can be done. we can help them make this happen, both with air power but also with making those
connections to the sunni tribes that we've had -- >> there are iraqi general who can lead the troops. >> if the tribes are going to have to be bought off in the way that we did before, it's the iraqi government that has to buy them off. >> which maliki stopped doing. >> that's right and hopefully the new prime minister. >> this can't just be an iraqi operation. if you do that, you push isis into syria where they enjoy safe haven. you have to have a broader strategy that includes the safe haven. >> thank you so much. a lot more in this hour aheadbo outbreak. another american doctor has gotten sick and u.s. officials say time is running out to get the epidemic under control and more on the american doctor battling the virus. dr. sanjay gupta will have the latest ahead. denver international is one of the busiest airports
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end epidemic. the cdc says its time to get it under control. >> there is an opportunity to temp this down. that window is closing. the challenge is to scale it up to the massive levels needed to stop the outbreak. >> the who warned as many as 20,000 people could become infegti infected before the outbreak is contained. dr. kent bradley barely beat the odds. he was airlifted for treatment after contracting ebola, he was on nbc news describing how close he came to death. >> i don't think they ever said kent, i think you're about to die. but i felt like i was about to die. and i said to the nurse who was taking care of me, i'm sick. i have no reserve, and i don't know how long i can keep this up.
i thought, i'm not going to be able to continue breathing this way and they had no way to breathe for me if i quit breathing. >> another american missionary doctor work income liberia is diagnosed with ebola. earlier i spoke with dr. sanjay gupta. this other american doctor infected, he wasn't actually treating ebola patients. >> yeah, so this is a little mystery, exactly how did he contract this. what we know is he was working for the same organization where dr. brantly was working so they came underneath the same umbrella but he was actually working in the obstetrics ward with pregnant women, not in the isolation ward. when he got sick, he isolated himself and sounds like he's doing well. how did he get it? hopefully they will shed more light because that will be an important question to answer.
>> tough words from the director of the cdc. the message seems to be things will get worse at least for the near term. >> anderson, there is hardly any details that have been given about what the plan is. we've heard that and i heard comments today, they echoed almost exactly what he said a month ago in front of congress, they need more resources, they need more technical expertise. i don't know what that means and some of the specifics now are really, really important. one of the global unified approach really mean, and unless you have the specifics, i think it's harder to understand how this is going to be contained ultimately. >> there is cases of nurses going on strike because they are not paid well and not enough protective gear. the fact that we're well into this outbreak and there is still places where protective gear is an issue, was this just under estimated this outbreak?
>> you know, i was there in april a couple weeks after the first patient was officially diagnosed and during the time i was there, the case numbers tripled. you had the world health organization on the ground and msf, doctors without boarders on the ground and organizations, the health ministries of various countries were engaged and saw the same things everybody else did. why we say now so many months later this was officially out of control, call it under estimating, call it whatever you want, the fact there are still no details and every time he hear from an official, it says things are getting worse. at some point, i think it's really important for the details to emerge, what is happening on the ground and what will this look like? look, the public relations campaign alone is becoming very concerning. i think it's worrying people to hear almost two separate things. we're going to contain this. it's going to happen, but things continue to get worse or out of control. >> we talked last week, they are
starting clinical trials of an experimental ebola vaccine that will start this week. that's a little good news, not that it's going to help people in this outbreak. >> right, it will take time for this to go through the scientific process. by the end of the year, it will take a determination if it meets safety standards. after that you got to go through a larger trial, more people and several countries to determine if this is effective. it won't be available for this outbreak is what we keep hearing and there is good news and bad news. the good news is that also means hopefully the outbreak will be over by the time a vaccine is ready. the bad news is it's not part of the strategy. i will say, you and i traveled through some places in central western africa, more remote areas. if you have the perfect med or vaccine, who needs it, how to get it to them, that's a huge obstacle, as well, anderson. >> i was just in congo two or three weeks ago and there is another outbreak there of a different strain, again, just
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as we reported last hour, will riply was able to interview three americans held in north core rooe korea. will interviewed each detain knee separately. here is what matthew miller told will. >> what's your message to your family? >> i had the opportunity to phone call them. i've already spoken to them. >> what's the bottom line about your situation here and your message that you want to put out? >> that my situation is very urgent, that very soon i'm going to trial and i would directly be sent to prison. i think this is -- this interview is my final chance to push the american government into helping me. >> the circumstances of matthew
miller's arrest are mirk ki. he is accused of tearing up his tourist visa and seeking asylum. so there is not -- we don't know a lot about this guy. what were you able to find out? >> reporter: well, from all indications, anderson, he had a very average upbringing here in bakersville, california. neighbors watched him play with other kids in the street. he comes from a stable home. he has several older brothers. he graduated from bakersfield high school, people that graduated from him barely remember him. he was that quiet. one surprising thing is a neighbor says they don't know where the accent came from. he may have detected that. he didn't have it here growing up in california and another neighbor says knowing that he's from this town, it makes that interview especially difficult to watch. here is what she told us.
what do you think watching that video? >> my heart goes out for him and the whole family, too. breaks my heart. just real hard. it's got to be hard on the family, too. i can't imagine being in that situation. >> reporter: the entire neighborhood hope they can bring him home safely. >> has the miller family spoken at all? >> reporter: this is an unusual part. what we've seen in other previous cases when people, americans specifically are held, the families want to talk. well, in this case, the millers absolutely do not want to talk. here is what we found when we arrived at their door. they have a bright pink sign posted saying press, we have no comment. and beyond that, anderson, they reached out to anyone who may have been a close friend. we tried to reach teachers. we tried to talk to people who are his direct neighbors and
they have all been instructed by the family specific to not speak to reporters, anderson. >> were you able to clarify why he's being held or in north korea? >> reporter: well, miller specifically said because he hasn't gone to trial he doesn't know the exact nature of the charges but we spoke with the tour company that arranged his tour into north korea. the tour company says they believe that he was being -- that they were using -- he was using the tour company to seek asylum. they had no idea he would tear up the visa. they released a statement to cnn saying quote, we do not have any understanding of why he ripped his visa, while we do our best to vet each participant, it is not possible for us to know each person's motivations for traveling to the dprk. in the future they will try to vet more, ask more questions, get secondary verification.
as far as his mental state, they don't know his motivations tonight remain a mystery. anderson? >> very strange. appreciate it. a lot of questions about why north korea decided to let the three american detained people talk to will riply. you say this is north korea sending signals that they are ready to deal. these three americans are bargaining chips. that's how they do it? >> that's how they do it. it seems that the young leader, k is now reverting to what his father used to do when he held detainees and american prisoners. they trot them out and pressure them to say they are guilty and that they are being well treated and pleading to the american government to send an envoy. what they have concluded is they
have three americans, their utility politically probably ended. they want something in return, the north koreans want a dialogue with us. what we're saying to the north koreans, look, we're ready to talk to you but you got to take concrete steps towards the nuclearization, stop sending missiles out. stop detonating nuclear weapons. behave responsibly. so that's the impasse right now. >> two of the men asked for a u.s. envoy to be sent. washington apparently tried to send the envoy for human rights issues with little success. they want a bigger name, someone like you or former president bill clinton? do you think? >> i think what the north koreans want this time is not a clinton or myself or somebody that is outside of the government. if you listen to kenneth bay, the hostage who has been there over two years, the u.s.
government envoy, they want somebody in the state department, in the white house, an official spokesperson that can negotiate with them, that can listen to their concern. now, what we're saying, as i said before, is look, we're ready to talk to you but first, release the americans, and take some responsible steps instead of like continuing to possibility of a fourth nuclear test. >> i heard about the current policy of north america, isolating north korea, not offering rewards for bad behavior, which certainly makes any effort to get them back all the more difficult. >> that's right. what needs to happen is the six party countries, south korea, the united states, japan, russia, china, especially china that has leverage over north korea need to say to the north koreans look, release these
three individuals, they are hurting. they are pawns, bargaining chips and then perhaps convene the six-party talks, find a way to get the main objective, which is to get north korea to stop their nuclear efforts to disrupt that part of asia. that's really the objective. >> you eluded to this. it's fascinating that we don't know a lot about kim jung ung. >> he's reverting to what his father did. here the hostages is a bargaining chip. we want an envoy. basically saying we're ready to deal. which is not the case for awhile. he was inviting dennis rodman. had basketball tournaments. the fact that they grabbed your
journalist, who was on another assignment and said look, you'll have very exclusive interviews and then allowing the interviews to take place with those specific messages that were given to the hostages, that's what happened. that's what is unusual, reverting to the old tactics of the father and the good news is that they are ready to deal. that seems to be the message. >> ambassador richardson, thank you, sir. a nine-year-old girl accidently shoots and kills her gun instructor. you probably saw this story. a look for the big market for young kids at shooting ranges. how common this actually is in this country. we'll be right back. tomorrows a reality for over 19 million people. [ alex ] transamerica helped provide a lifetime of retirement income. so i can focus on what matters most. [ female announcer ] everyone has a moment when tomorrow becomes real. transamerica.
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where's he shot? >> right in the head, dude. >> he's shot in the head? >> yes. >> i don't think he is going to make it. >> keep breathing, brother, keep breathing. >> is he able to speak to you at all? >> keep breathing, brother. keep breathing. >> the helicopter is on its way. i'm on the phone with ems right now. >> sir? >> yes, ma'am? >> is he still able to speak to you? >> no. he is completely unconscious. >> the gun instructor is 39-year-old charles vacca, an army vet who served in iraq. he later died there is no word on how the 9-year-old girl is doing. an attorney for the family says they're devastated by the accident. it turned from what was supposed to be a unique summer excursion into a tragedy. we decided to take a closer look at these gun lessons for kids.
they're more common than you think. gary tuchman reports. >> reporter: sydney is the big sister, age 8, a third-grader. she likes painting by numbers and ballet. abby is the little sister. she is 5, in kindergarten. she likes to sing and play dress-up. what both sisters like in common are guns. they like to shoot. the sisters are firing .22 caliber semiautomatic rifles and being instructed by their father at the okeechobee shooting sports range in okeechobee, florida. the facility owner says there is no stated minimum age to fire a gun. >> for some schools preschool age is old enough the is what you're saying? >> we've had 4 and 5-year-olds shoot here that do better than some adults. >> reporter: kindergartner abby is a veteran marksman. she has been shooting since she was 3. >> when we get ready, we're going to put the magazine in and you're going to pull the trigger. you ready to shoot? >> reporter: the girls' father
jason reynolds says he always repeats safety procedures and always keeps his hands on the weapon. >> can you see through the scope okay? >> yeah. >> all right. i'm going to take it off safety. we're ready to go when you are. nice shooting! >> reporter: big sister sydney has been shooting for more than half her life, also since she was 3. >> good shooting. >> reporter: jason reynolds says his daughters have already gone hunting with him. he feels the younger they learn about shooting, the safer they'll be. >> i believe the second amendment is a right for people of all age, as all the amendments are. >> reporter: so even small children? >> even small children there is no age start on the amendments a. they should all have the amendments apply to them. >> i'm going to take the bullets and put them in the gun, right? and when you're big enough, you'll be able to do that yourself. >> reporter: lorenzo is 7. he just started second grade. his mother brought him here to be taught bay professional instructor. >> when we're ready, when we're lined up, you put your finger on the trigger and you squeeze real gently and real slowly. that's a good hit.
that's a good hit. >> my husband and i both shoot. and so there are firearms in the house. and we want him to now how to be safe with them. >> reporter: anybody who shoots has a lot to remember. you always have to be concentrating. but what happens when you detect a child losing interest while he or she is shooting? >> children do have short attention spans. they may be gung-ho about it the whole way there. and by the time they start shooting, they might be thinking about race cars or barbie dolls, and you just simply stop. >> that's a good hit. >> reporter: overall, though, you don't think there is anything inherently dangerous with a child as young as 4 or 5 shooting a gun? >> it's only as dangerous as the person that is doing it with them. >> reporter: what if you see a gun lying somewhere else? what are you supposed to do? >> stop, don't touch, leave the area, tell an adult. >> reporter: tell me that again? >> stop, don't touch, leave the area, tell an adult. >> reporter: education and training, stated priorities at
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tonight. susan hendricks has a 360 bulletin. susan? >> air strikes in somalia targeting the terror group al shabaab. a pentagon spokesman says they believe they hit what they were aiming at. but there is no confirmation the leader of al shabaab is dead. an update now. joan rivers' daughter, melissa rivers confirms the 81-year-old comedian remains on life support and thanks all of her fans for their support. joan rivers was rushed to a new york hospital last thursday after she stopped breathing during throat surgery at an outpatient clinic. and tonight we remember cnn photojournalist armad casira. he died suddenly on monday in atlanta. he fled iraq eight years ago after death threats. cnn correspondent michael holmes wrote a moving tribute to him on cnn.com. he says this. he was unflappable, committed to the job, and yet at the same time a goofball who could
provide endless laughter when it was most needed and least expected. anderson, everyone i spoke to here who had worked with him said he was really just an amazing man and always fun and great to work with, professional but always lighthearted. and they're devastated. >> incredibly dedicated. and our thoughts are obviously with his family and his friends. susan, thanks very much that does it for this two-hour edition of "306." "cnn tonight" with don lemon starts now. this is cnn breaking news. >> good evening. this is "cnn tonight." i'm don lemon. >> great to be with you, don. i'm alisyn camerota. >> tonight chilling words from the apparent executioner of american journalist steven sotloff. >> just as you continue to strike our people, our match will continue to strike the necks of your people. >> experts fear that terrorist becoming a star who can recruit even more fighters. whatil