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Afghanistan: The Soviet Failure (Part I) #319639

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 05, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR 's occupation of Afghanistan, failed war effort and troop withdrawal examined; scenes shown. Mujahedeen's role in rebellion outlined. [Mujahedeen commander General Raheem WARDAK - comments on situation.] Map shown indicating areas that Mujahedeen planning to attack. Photographers Ron Piers and Walt Shipley noted filming attack near Sarobi; details given, scenes shown from battle. Fighting near Jalalabad noted filmed by Hamilton Keddi and Karen Wimberger; scenes shown of that attack. [Mujahedeen SPOKESPERSON - comments on battle.] USSR 's attempt to prevent collapse of government forces in Kabul discussed; scenes shown. Part II previewed. Wimberger reported dying of hepatitis while working in Afghanistan; details given.

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:07:20

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