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Afghanistan / USSR Troop Withdrawal / Opium #318836

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 10, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR reported announcing suspension of its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan while Soviet-backed Afghan prime minister says he hopes Sovs. will complete pullout as scheduled. Report introduced.

(Paris, France: Doug Tunnell) Turning of rural Afghanistan to opium farming as means to restore war-ravaged economy featured; scenes shown. [DEA spokesperson Carlo BOCCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - says country is returning to what it did before war.] Role of Pakistan's late president Muhammad Zia ul-Haq in combatting drug trafficking from Afghanistan recalled. [BOCCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - says opium is economically feasible to farmers.]

Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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