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America Fights Back / Afghanistan / Bin Laden Manhunt / Pakistan / Kandahar #652374

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 18, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The continuing manhunt for terrorist Osama bin Laden in the caves of Tora Bora Mountain, Afghanistan, featured; details given of concerns that bin Laden has escaped into Pakistan; scenes shown of search parties at Tora Bora. [Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul WOLFOWITZ - says those who would harbor bin Laden are "out of their minds."] [Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman General Peter PACE - talks about the search that must be done through all of the caves.] [FBI special agent Thomas KNOWLES - talks about gathering information that may help prevent more attacks.] (Note: video difficulty.)

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tora Bora, Afghanistan: Mark Phillips) The search for bin Laden by American Special Forces reported; scenes shown from Tora Bora.

(Studio: Dan Rather) The capture of Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters who have entered Pakistan reported.

(Kandahar, Afghanistan: Richard Roth) The search for Mullah Mohammed Omar near Kandahar featured; details given of the dangers faced by anti-Taliban forces from nine armed Arab pro-Taliban fighters at a Kandahar hospital; scenes shown the hospital. [Head nurse Ghulam MOHAMMED - says wounded Arab fighters threatened to commit suicide.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Injury to an American soldier who stepped on a land mine at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, reported; scenes shown of the raising at the Kandahar airport of an American flag that had flown at Ground Zero.

Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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