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Afghanistan War / Bin Laden / Konduz / Journalists Murder #650539

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 2001
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(Dallas: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The search for Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan featured; details given of the CIA's handing out of money for information about bin Laden. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says we hope the incentive of freeing Afghanistan from the Taliban and the money rewards will cause the people to hunt the caves for the bad folks.] The presence of United States Marines in the area ready to go into action noted.

(Dallas: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Near Konduz Afghanistan: Don Dahler) The last stand by the Taliban and its allies at Konduz, Afghanistan, featured; scenes shown of United States bombing to end the stalemate now that the Northern Alliance has the Taliban surrounded and of refugees fleeing the city.

(Dallas: Peter Jennings) The fear that Afghanistan is disintegrating as groups compete for power noted.

(Jalalabad: Jim Wooten) The murder of four journalists on a road through lawless Afghanistan featured; small photos of the four shown. [Afghan TRANSLATOR - describes what happened.] [Washington Times Willis WITTER - says gunmen in the hills were shooting at cars.]

(Dallas: Peter Jennings) Statement from Secretary of State Colin Powell about the Northern Alliance's agreement to a multi-party Afghan conference to discuss a new government noted.

(Kabul: Bob Woodruff) The precarious situation in Kabul as the Northern Alliance has taken over reviewed; scenes shown from the reopened movie theater.

Dahler, Don;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Woodruff, Bob;
Wooten, Jim

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