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America Fights Back / Afghanistan / Kandahar #652633

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 06, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Evidence that the Taliban may be ready to give up the final Afghanistan stronghold of Kandahar featured; details given of the request from the Taliban for Mullah Mohammed Omar to "live in dignity"; scenes shown of fighting near Kandahar. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says the Taliban is near collapse.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - criticizes any arrangement which would give Omar freedom; says there are still many senior Al Qaeda members left.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter PACE - talks about the search for bin Laden.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Kabul, Afghanistan: Elizabeth Palmer) Telephone interview held with Afghanistan cabinet chairman Hamid Karzai. [KARZAI - says there is no agreement about a deal with Omar; says the Arab Taliban has destroyed the country and will be treated as criminals.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jalalabad, Afghanistan: Randall Pinkston) The continuing search for bin Laden south of Jalalabad in the mountains around Tora Bora featured; scenes shown of Afghan troops and American planes bombing around Tora Bora.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Southern Afghanistan: Allen Pizzey) A credible threat against American troops at Camp Rhino, Afghanistan, reported; details given about a helicopter crash and the efforts to cut off supply lines to the Taliban in Kandahar; scenes shown of Marines and the helicopter crash.

(Studio: Dan Rather) The arrival in Germany of two of the bodies of three US soldiers killed by "friendly fire" in Afghanistan reported; scenes shown from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, of the bodies being taken from a military airplane. [Brother of victim Michael PETITHORY - says he will miss his brother Daniel.] [Former high school football coach David RIDER - says M/sergeant Jefferson Davis was a role model.] [Family friend Bill ROUSE - talks about losing friend S/sergeant Brian Prosser.]

Martin, David;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Pinkston, Randall;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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