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America Fights Back / Afghanistan / Kandahar / Friendly Fire / Bin Laden / Cave Bombs #652616

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 05, 2001
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The deaths of three American soldiers and five Afghan fighters near Kandahar, Afghanistan, after an American bomb landed too close to their location reported; scenes shown of fighting near Kandahar and Mazar-i-Sharif. [Joint Chiefs of Staff R/Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM - says the people killed and wounded were the ones who called in the air strike.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Camp Rhino, Afghanistan: Allen Pizzey) Telephone report on the description of the Marine base set up near Kandahar and the response of other American troops in Afghanistan to the deaths of the three soldiers examined.

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Tora Bora, Afghanistan: Randall Pinkston) The continuing search for terrorism sponsor Osama bin Laden south of Jalalabad near Tora Bora featured; details given of communication problems between American pilots and Afghan ground troops and the closing of a supply route to Tora Bora; scenes shown of the bombing of Tora Bora Mountain.

(Studio: John Roberts) The AGM-142 cave-buster missile featured; details about the bomb given; scenes shown of bomb tests.

Martin, David;
Pinkston, Randall;
Pizzey, Allen;
Roberts, John

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