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Afghanistan / War On Terror / First United States Casualty #653635

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 28, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Kabul, Afghanistan: Jim Maceda) The death of CIA agent Johnny "Mike" Spann during the Taliban prisoners' uprising in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, reported; details given of accusations that Northern Alliance troops committed atrocities against Taliban soldiers; scenes shown from Mazar-i-Sharif of dead soldiers and of fighting at the fortress. [Amnesty International Claudio CORDONE - says anyone involved in abuses "should be brought to justice".] [Northern Alliance General Abdul Rashid DOSTUM(thru translator) - says the prisoners were brought to Mazar-i-Sharif for their safety.]

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Spann' death featured; details given of the last moments of Spann's life; scenes shown from the battle at Mazar-i- Sharif. [Father of Mike Spann Johnny SPANN - explains what his son was doing in Afghanistan.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Scenes shown of a military attack on a Taliban and al Qaeda leadership compound; photographs shown of United States Marines in Afghanistan.

Brokaw, Tom;
Maceda, Jim;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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