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At the Brink (Middle East) #1032136

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Special series on the turmoil in the Middle East introduced.

(Kabul: Lester Holt) The deaths of more Americans and Afghans in Afghanistan reviewed; scenes shown from the site of a Taliban suicide bombing; details given about Saturday’s insider attack that killed 2 Americans. [SOLDIER – comments on working with Afghan forces.] [Special operations head Gen. Tony THOMAS – says green on blue attacks are intolerable but partnering means staying close.] [SOLDIER – says once the Afghans are self sustainable they’re telling the insurgents they don’t want them.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Richard Engel) The accomplishments and shortcomings in Afghanistan over the last 10 years examined; Taliban video of a woman about to be executed for adultery shown; details given about the view of villagers that civil war will begin when US forces leave, that the Afghan government is meaningless and about how the Taliban regrouped when the US became distracted by the war in Iran.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Antakya, Turkey: Ann Curry) The intensifying civil war in Syria updated; scenes shown of fighting in Aleppo, a fire in the marketplace; details given about US accusations against Iran for meddling in Syria, the bombs in barrels with chemicals that are being dropped by government planes and the rebel call for the US to enforce a no-fly zone or give them anti-aircraft weapons.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Holt, Lester;
Engel, Richard;
Curry, Ann
Duration:
00:10:00

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