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Afghanistan War / Taliban / Kabul #650499

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 14, 2001
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(San Francisco: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) Reports that Taliban leaders are trying to cut deals to turn Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden over to the United States featured; scenes shown of Taliban troops in retreat after the fall of Jalalabad and of opposition forces outside Kandahar. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - comments on the chances of achieving our goals.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff deputy operations director R/Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM - says there are more tribes opposing the Taliban.] Reports that the eight foreign aid workers held by the Taliban are free noted.

(San Francisco: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Kabul: David Wright) Life in the newly liberated city of Kabul featured; scenes shown from the marketplace and of the presence of Northern Alliance troops.

(San Francisco: Peter Jennings) The Taliban's destruction of the sacred Buddhas of Bamiyan recalled; scenes shown of the statues being exploded.

(Bamiyan: David Loun) The scene of complete devastation of the Buddhas by the Taliban featured; scenes shown of the Hazara area and of the people returning from exile.

(San Francisco: Peter Jennings) The start of United Nations aid into northern Afghanistan reported.

Jennings, Peter;
Loun, David;
McWethy, John;
Wright, David

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