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Afghanistan / Coup Attemp / USSR Withdrawal Anniversary #332042

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 06, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Soviet-backed regime reported surviving coup attempt in Kabul, Afghanistan; details given; President Najibullah mentioned. Report introduced.

(Kabul: Bob Faw) Impact of continued fighting, despite Soviet withdrawal one year ago, examined; details given; scenes shown of maimed and orphaned children. [Teacher Sayad ABDULLAH, Dr. Hassan BAHA, Reverend Angelo PANIGATI - say country has not changed since Soviet withdrawal.] Generous Soviet aid not possibly diminishing. [NAJIBULLAH - (thru translator) comments on military coup.] Life expectancy of people here noted less than forty years. [UNICEF director Carl LINTSMAN, biochemist Sayad GAZANFAR - comment on suffering of people here.]

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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