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America Fights Back / Afghanistan / Marines / Mazar-I-Sharif / Konduz / Caves #652077

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 2001
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The landing of United States Marines in Afghanistan to cut off supplies to the Taliban in Kandahar reported; details given of the wounding of five Americans at Mazar-i-Sharif and of rumors of dissention within the Taliban; Pentagon video shown of the bombing of a building. [Marine Corps Colonel Peter MILLER - says the Marines will soon be "in the back yard of the Taliban".] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - describes the Marines' mission; says he cannot imagine that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar will be freed or captured alive.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan: Dodge Billingsley) The uprising of Taliban prisoners in Mazar-i-Sharif reported; details given of the wounding of five Americans and several United Front soldiers; scenes shown of fighting at a fortress in Mazar-i-Sharif.

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Konduz, Afghanistan: Byron Pitts) The fall of Taliban stronghold Konduz featured; details given of granting of amnesty to Afghan Taliban members and executions of foreign Taliban members; scenes shown of dead Taliban soldiers in Konduz. [CBS INTERPRETER - talks about his son and daughter; says he is happy to have "a chance".]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) Claims that terrorism sponsor Osama bin Laden and his closest followers are hidden in fortified cave bunkers near Tora Bora, Afghanistan, reported; computer animation shown of what a bunker may look like. [President BUSH - says bin Laden must be brought to justice.] [University of Nebraska Jack SHRODER - says B-52s are not going to do the job; says the caves have been hardened.] [Former Soviet soldier Igor LYSENYENKO - says there are "very complicated systems" inside the mountains; says fighting with ordinary weapons will be impossible.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Plans for Afghan leaders to begin talks in Berlin to design a new post-Taliban government in Afghanistan reported.

NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen from 5:37-5:41:20

Andrews, Wyatt;
Billingsley, Dodge;
Martin, David;
Pitts, Byron;
Roberts, John

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