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America Strikes Back / Afghanistan / Konduz / Kabul / New Government / Bin Laden #651971

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 18, 2001
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(Studio: John Roberts) The latest developments in Afghanistan as the Taliban-controlled areas continue to shrink and the hunt for Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden goes on reviewed.

(On the road to Konduz, Afghanistan: Byron Pitts) The United Front's attack on the Taliban soldiers in Konduz after a United States air strike featured; scenes shown of soldiers and tanks in the field.

(Studio: John Roberts) Statement from the United Front that it will participate in a new coalition government in Afghanistan noted.

(Kabul: Elizabeth Palmer) The United Front's hunt for Taliban fighters outside Kabul featured; scenes shown from Maidan Shahr and Kabul, where life is returning to normal after harsh Taliban rule. [Northern Alliance foreign minister Abdullah ABDULLAH - comments on the alliance presence in Kabul.] Signs that talk of a new government could begin soon under UN supervision noted.

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Jalalabad: Randall Pinkston) The new local government in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, despite United States concerns about a national government featured; details given of reports of a power struggle. [Provincial governor Haji Abdul QADEER - says the people are tired of fighting; worries about how long it would take for a new central government.]

(Studio: John Roberts) London Times report on the search for bin Laden in south Afghanistan noted.

(Washington: Diana Olick) The hunt for bin Laden examined. [National security adviser Condoleezza RICE - says the hunt for bin Laden is the most important part of the war.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says bin Laden has fewer places to hide.] [Deputy defense secretary Paul WOLFOWITZ - says bin Laden's supporters may have plans if he is killed.]

Olick, Diana;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Pinkston, Randall;
Pitts, Byron;
Roberts, John

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