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Iran / Afghanistan #261782

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 26, 1979
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(Studio) No. of hostages actually held by militants in Iran said still unknown. USSR troop build-up in Afghanistan cited.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) USSR said attempting to keep pro-Soviet regime in Afghanistan from collapsing. Details of Soviet airlift to Kabul and Bagram given. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - criticizes Soviet action.] Coup attempts by Islamic forces against Marxist government of Hafizullah Amin cited as reason for influx of USSR forces.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Reporter(s):
Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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