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Afghanistan / War / Mazar-I-Sharif / Powell Interview #650781

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) Reports about the fierce battle in Mazar-i- Sharif, Afghanistan, featured; Defense Department bombing video shown. [Pentagon spokesman R/Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM, assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Victoria CLARKE - comment on the battle.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jabul Saraj: David Wright) Reports from the Northern Alliance about the battle featured; scenes shown of soldiers at the Bagram air base near the front.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with Secretary of State Colin Powell about the war in Afghanistan. [POWELL - comments on what is known about the situation in Mazar-i-Sharif and the actions on the ground and about what might be done in Kabul.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden's partner in Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, about President Bush's claims noted; scenes shown from Pakistan of anti-government demonstrations.

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha;
Wright, David

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