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Afghanistan (Part I) #317001

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 11, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) New USSR offensive against Afghan guerrillas near Kabul reported Rebels' improved status with addition of United States stinger missiles to their arsenal examined; details given, scenes shown. [General WORDOK - notes war has changed with arrival of stingers.] Rebel offensive under leadership of Dr. Gron, code named Operation Avalanche, aimed at hwy. between Kabul and Jalalabad detailed; scenes taken by cameraman Mike Hoover shown. [WORDOK - notes apparent extent of Soviet casualties.] [GRON - discusses guerrillas' new status.] [WORDOK - expects Soviet air retaliation.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, David Martin) Impact of United States weapons on Afghan war discussed; indications of major battle in USSR -occupied city noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Soviet soldier's diary quoted. Part II announced.

Rather, Dan;
Martin David

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