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Afghanistan / Khost / USSR Withdrawal #111915

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 19, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Beginning of shuttle diplomacy by United Nations mediator in Afghanistan reported USSR -Afghan offensive against rebels near Kandahar reported Report introduced.

(Khost, Afghanistan: Walter Rodgers) Breaking of guerrillas siege of city of Khost reported; details given, scenes shown of USSR troops and current calm in Khost. Impact on Afghan soldiers if USSR troops do withdraw from Afghanistan detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ; DC: John McWethy) Issue of possible Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan featured. Attitudes of President Reagan and Secretary of State George Shultz with regard to what will happen if Sovs. withdraw outlined.

Jennings, Peter;
Rodgers, Walter

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