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America Fights Back / Afghanistan / Mazar-I-Sharif #652235

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Claims that the Northern Alliance is moving into Mazar-i-Sharif and that Taliban troops are retreating reported; details given of plans for the United States to use the Mazar-i-Sharif airfield as a base. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says there has been progress in taking the town.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff R/Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM - says distributing humanitarian aid will become much more efficient.] (Note: shaky video.)

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Khudia Bahoudin, Afghanistan: Byron Pitts) The situation of Mazar-i- Sharif while under Taliban control and the importance of control over Mazar- i-Sharif examined; scenes shown. [United Front foreign minister Abdullah ABDULLAH - says taking control of Mazar-i-Sharif is an important victory.]

Martin, David;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan

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