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America Strikes Back / Afghanistan / Konduz, Kandahar and Jalalabad Battles #651984

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The battles in Afghanistan between Taliban and Northern Alliance forces around Konduz and Kandahar featured; details given of radio broadcasts to Afghans about the 25 million reward for the capture of terrorism sponsor Osama bin Laden or top aide Aywan Al-Zawahiri. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says he wants to prevent giving the Taliban the ability to go into other countries; says the United States will not allow Mullah Mohammed Omar to leave Kandahar; says finding bin Laden may not get easier.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Near Konduz, Afghanistan: Byron Pitts) The battle between Taliban and Northern Alliance forces in Konduz examined; details given of fighting among Arab, Pakistani, and Afghan Taliban soldiers; scenes shown of bombings near Konduz, Afghanistan. [United Front SPOKESMAN - says the Taliban soldiers kill their friends.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jalalabad: Randall Pinkston) The killing of four international journalists by Taliban soldiers on the Khyber Pass and the locations of some Taliban strongholds featured; scenes shown of locked-up Taliban soldiers. [Afghan DRIVER - says he saw the journalists get shot.] [Taliban SOLDIER - says he will fight to the end.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Elizabeth Palmer) Plans to organize a summit for ethnic leaders across Afghanistan to discuss the formation of a post-Taliban government reported; details given of the carving up of the country by local warlords; scenes shown from Kabul. [Former governor Haji Abdul QADIR (with transcription on screen) - says he will control his area until a central government is formed.]

Martin, David;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Pinkston, Randall;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan

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