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Special Segment (USSR -Afghanistan War) #535136

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 27, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's use of line from Franklin D. Roosevelt to describe Soviet invasion of Afghanistan 5 years ago noted. "Pravda's" accusations against US with regard to involvement in Afghanistan stated.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Afghanistan) Report on guerrillas war against Sovs. in Afghanistan given. [Commander Mahmed HASHEM - (thru translator) comments.] Soviet control of cities of country noted; their present practice of bombing out villages that support Mujahedeen described. Case of Nari, along Knar River, cited as example; villagers said to be refugees in Pakistan. [Dr. Hamed Akbar ZAY - describes conditions for refugees.] Simple Islamic village life of refugees said to be unable to embrace communism; this given as reason for Soviet-backed Karmal government driving them out. Only one family, that of Mahed Samman, said to remain in area of valley patrolled by Hashem. Conditions for guerrillas described.
REPORTER: Henry Champ

Champ, Henry;
Utley, Garrick

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