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Afghanistan / USSR Withdrawal / Civil War #120844

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 05, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Announcement from USSR that all of its troops have been pulled out of Afghanistan noted. Report introduced.

(N. Afghanistan: Jim Laurie) Future of Afghanistan after Soviet pullout featured; scenes shown of last Soviet truck convoy out of Kabul towards Soviet border; President Najibullah mentioned. Nature of Afghani people detailed; scenes shown of symbolic sport of buzkashi, in which horsemen vie for carcass of dead calf.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze reported planning to meet with rebel leaders to discuss ways to end civil war.

Laurie, Jim;
Donaldson, Sam

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