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Afghanistan / Civil War / Jalalabad #121761

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Ceremonies in Kabul, Afghanistan, to mark anniversary of coup that brought present government into power reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Khyber Pass, Pakistan-Afghanistan border: John Laurence) Heavier fighting in Afghanistan after withdrawal of USSR troops featured; details given of mujahedeen guerrillas' efforts to take city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, scenes shown. [Ambassador to Pakistan Robert OAKLEY - explains guerrilla strategy.] Impact of war on civilian population reviewed; scenes shown. [Afghan WOMAN - (thru translator) says she has lost everything.] Afghan refugees in Pakistan shown. [Prime Min. of Pakistan Benazir BHUTTO - discusses refugees.] History of battles at site of Khyber Pass noted.

Laurence, John;
Jennings, Peter

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