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Afghanistan / USSR Withdrawal #321196

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 15, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Tom Fenton) Pulling out of Soviet troops from Afghanistan reported; details given, scenes shown from Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and of United Nations monitoring posts along withdrawal route Afghan leader Najibullah reported thanking Soviet forces for their help.

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Response of Soviet people to pulling out of troops from Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from Soviet TV. Recognition by Mikhail Gorbachev's government that war could not be won noted. [On sts., MAN - responds by asking who won in Vietnam.] Patriotic march shown. [Columbia Univ. Jonathan SANDERS - says Sovs. are singing songs about horrors of Afghan war.] Words of Soviet song translated.

Fenton, Tom;
Petersen, Barry;
Spencer, Susan

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