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Afghanistan War / Foreign Aid Workers #650513

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 15, 2001
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(San Francisco: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) A new phase of the war in Afghanistan as the air war declines and the ground war expands examined; details given of Special Operations moves to organize a ground assault on Kandahar in the south and to search for nuclear, chemical and biological weapons that may have been made by Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Richard MYERS - says we have small units on the ground.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says it is not a good time to be part of the Taliban.] Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar's radio interview with the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) played and translated.

(San Francisco: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Islamabad: Deborah Amos) The stories of the captivities of the freed eight foreign aid workers presented with a day-by-day account of how they were released. [Freed Americans Heather MERCER, Dayna CURRY - comment briefly.] [Shelter Now International George TAUBMAN, International Red Cross information delegate Bernard BARRETT - comment on being moved when Kabul fell.] [OFFICIAL - explains about getting word to pick up the aid workers.] [MAN - describes the women setting their head coverings on fire to attract the helicopters.]

(San Francisco: Peter Jennings) The surge of Afghans back into the country noted.

(Kabul: David Wright) The changes in life in Kabul featured; scenes shown of men playing soccer, women in the street and back on the radio. [AFGHAN - says now Radio Afghanistan is working.]

Amos, Deborah;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Wright, David

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