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Afghanistan War / Kabul #650486

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 13, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Kabul: David Wright) The takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan, by the Northern Alliance from the Taliban featured; scenes shown of soldiers coming into the city and being greeted by the people and of executed soldiers.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reports of atrocities by the Northern Alliance in Mazar-i-Sharif noted.

(Kabul: John Simpson) The manhunt for Taliban soldiers after the fall of Kabul featured; scenes shown of the men surrendering and being beaten and of a BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) reporter in room when something exploded.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The reaction in the Pentagon to what has happened on the ground in Afghanistan examined; details given of plans to use two airfields to bring in supplies. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - say the Taliban will be rooted out and perhaps Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden is on the move.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) The question of forming a post-Taliban government in Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul featured. [President BUSH - says the Northern Alliance intend not to occupy Kabul.] [Russian President Vladimir PUTIN - (thru translator) says there was lawlessness in Kabul.] [At UN, United Nations chief envoy for Afghanistan Lakhdar BRAHIMI - says time is of the essence.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Taped interview held with Taliban author Ahmed Rashid about what is happening in Afghanistan. [RASHID - says Taliban soldiers have gone back to the villagers or the border with a hardcore taking to the mountain.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Moran, Terry;
Simpson, John;
Wright, David

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