CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(London, England: Bill McLaughlin) USSR troops shown preparing for withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan; details given. Afghan rebels noted making retreat difficult. USSR reported leaving intra-structure of USSR weapons and aircraft. Newly drafted Kabul troops cited as barely literate peasants who may defect to rebel side. Kabul noted dangerous. President Najibullah reported vowing to defeat Mujahedeen rebels. [USSR SPOKESPERSON - expresses optimism.]
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