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CIA director David Petraeus resigns over affair

The head of the CIA, General David Petraeus, has resigned after admitting he had an extramarital affair.

The announcement comes just days after President Obama won a second term.

The general was credited with the success of US military surges in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kim Ghattas reports from Washington.

  • 09 Nov 2012