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Iranian Crisis / Afghanistan Coup #261797

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 27, 1979
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(Studio) Apparent discrepancy in number of hostages held in Iran said possibly lessening; overthrow of Afghanistan government of Hafizullah Amin by Pro-Moscow Babrak Karmal reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) USSR military involvement in coup outlined. [Anti-communist guerrilla leader Zia Kahn NASSERY -discusses situation.] Afghan insurgent photos shown; details of takeover given. Prognosis with regard to USSR control considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Kabul state radio reported calling for Amin's death without revealing fate of deposed ruler; broadcast said carried by Radio Moscow and Tass. Both recalled praising Amin recently.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan

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