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Afghanistan / Fall of Kabul / Pakistan #654891

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 13, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Matthew Chance) The dramatic turn of events with the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan, with the Taliban abandoning the city to the opposition Northern Alliance reviewed; scenes shown from along the road to Kabul, the people greeting the soldiers, a taxi ride into Kabul, playing music, trimming and shaving beards. [Kabul MAN - describes what happened to a captured Taliban soldier.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Statement from the Northern Alliance foreign minister about going into Kabul presented. [Abdullah ABDULLAH - says there was no option but to send security forces into Kabul.]

(Quetta: Carol Lin) The reaction in Pakistan to the stunning takeover of Kabul examined; details given of the need for a coalition government. [President Pervez MUSHARRAF - says fighting between the Afghan ethnic groups must be avoided.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The reaction of President Bush to the latest developments in Afghanistan reported. [BUSH - says we are tightening the net to bring Al Qaeda to justice.]

(Pentagon: Bob Franken) The status of the military campaign with the success on the ground examined; map shown. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the Taliban can flee or defect or go to ground.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Richard MYERS - says the advances have altered the situation in Afghanistan.] [CNN military analyst retired Major General Don SHEPPERD - says the geography allows guerrilla forces to act handily.] What is left for the United States military to accomplish outlined.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Chance, Matthew;
Franken, Bob;
Lin, Carol

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