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Afghanistan and Sudan / Terrorism / United States Attacks #181839

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 1998
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Threat of retaliation from terrorist Osama bin Laden in response to yesterday's attacks by the United States against terrorist camps in Afghanistan and a chemical plant in Sudan reported.

(Studio: John Miller) The war of words reviewed; bin Laden's statement via an intermediary quoted.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The assessment of the damage from the cruise missiles examined; scenes shown from the sites hit in Khartoum, Sudan. [National Security Adviser Samuel BERGER - says the so-called pharmaceutical company in Sudan was destroyed while the attacks on the camps in Afghanistan disrupted activity.] [Voice of Pakistani Ismail KHAN - (with transcription on screen) describes the extent of damage at the terrorist camps.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Khartoum: Morton Dean) The impact of the attack on Sudan examined; scenes shown of the pulverized factory in Khartoum. [Sudan MAN - says bin Laden is not here.] The United States view that Sudan is an eager host for terrorist organizations noted.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Islamabad: Richard Gizbert) The reaction in Afghanistan and Pakistan to the US attacks on terrorist bases featured; scenes shown of anti-American student protests. [Pakistan foreign ministry spokesman Tariq ALTAF - criticizes the US.] The role of Pakistan in the East Africa embassy bombings noted.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The tightening of security at government buildings and airports around the country in response to the threats from bin Laden reported.

Dean, Morton;
Gizbert, Richard;
McWethy, John;
Miller, John;
Sawyer, Forrest

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