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Afghanistan / USSR Withdrawal / Soviet Soldiers' Experiences #115569

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 13, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Withdrawal of Soviet troops in Afghanistan reported set to begin Sunday Report introduced.

(Kabul, Afghanistan: David Ensor) Reports of heavy attacks upon Soviet forces in Kandahar, Afghanistan, detailed; scenes shown of recent missile attack in Kabul. Possibility of major attacks against withdrawing Soviet forces noted.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barrie Dunsmore) Comparisons between Soviet experience in Afghanistan and United States experience in Vietnam war given; scenes shown of USO- style Soviet show in Afghanistan and of motion picture documentary, "The Return", about vets. of Afghan war. [In film, SOLDIERS - (thru translators) discuss their experiences.] [In film, dead soldier's MOTHER - (thru translator) describes problem of getting information about son.] [Soviet journalist Artiom BOROVIK - says there will be blood bath following Soviet withdrawal.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Ensor, David

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