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America Strikes Back / Afghanistan / Kandahar / Rahman Capture / Kabul #653652

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 29, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Claims that the Taliban is near collapse in its final stronghold in Kandahar, Afghanistan, featured; details given of the efforts of Mullah Mohammed Omar to negotiate a surrender; scenes shown of the bombing of Taliban troops near Kandahar. [Joint Chiefs of Staff R/ Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM - says the Taliban troops are defecting.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The capture of Al Qaeda terror camp instructor Ahmed Abdel Rahman, son of 1993 World Trade Center bombing conspirator Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, reported. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Daniel BENJAMIN - says terrorism sponsor Osama bin Laden's connection with the Rahman family gives some legitimacy to his actions.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The UN-sponsored conference of Afghanistan leaders in Germany reported.

(Kabul, Afghanistan: Jim Maceda) The spread of lawlessness in Kabul, Afghanistan and the reluctance of the Northern Alliance to accept international peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan reported; scenes shown. [Afghanistan expert professor Michael CLARKE - says people want peacekeepers, but the Northern Alliance does not.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Maceda, Jim;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Williams, Pete

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