Unless CNN has untouched video showing the strikes, I'd be disinclined to take it as anything more than clever PR.
In the last year there have been several instances of "reputable" press organizations printing urban legends, outright lies, and other things.
Reporter Jason Blair's made-up articles.
The 49 footer in the other threads.
The "guy who hired the prostitute and his daughter came to the door" story published by the BBC last year despite the fact that the origin was an urban legend email that has been going around for years.
Note that I'm not disputing religion, just don't find CNN the most reliable source.