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Afghanistan War / Al Qaeda / Tora Bora / Leaflets / Kabul #650908

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 17, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The hunt in Afghanistan and Pakistan for Al Qaeda leaders and Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden now that the Tora Bora cave complex has been overrun featured. [Pentagon spokesman R/Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM - says there has been less radio chatter from the caves.] [President BUSH - says Pakistan will help us look for Al Qaeda murderers.] Reports that Al Qaeda prisoners are being taken to a ship to be sorted out noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Islamabad, Pakistan: Bill Blakemore) The escape routes from Afghanistan across the border into Pakistan featured; scenes shown from the remote trial, mountains villages and captured Al Qaeda fighters; details given about the local loyalty to bin Laden.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tora Bora, Afghanistan: Dan Harris) Al Qaeda prisoners of war being held near Tora Bora featured; scenes shown of the men in custody.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The Pentagon's campaign of psychological warfare updated; scenes shown of the currency-size graphic leaflets that depict evil spirits and rotting flesh.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ceremonies in Kabul to raise the American flag over the United States embassy and the airlifting of injured Marines out of Kandahar shown.

Blakemore, Bill;
Harris, Dan;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Raddatz, Martha

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