CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Reports that Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda aide Mohammed Ateh was killed in a bombing raid in Afghanistan several days ago noted. [Pentagon spokesman R/Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM - says bin Laden no longer has the assistant he has been counting on.]
(Kabul: Christiane Amanpour) The events in Afghanistan reviewed; details given of possible deals for Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar to leave Kandahar, the battle between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance in Konduz and the search of Kabul; scenes shown from a deserted Taliban house where letters (several quoted) mentioning terrorism, bombs and training manuals and chemicals were found.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The role of United States ground troops in Afghanistan featured; photos shown of Americans on horseback. [In Chicago, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says the United States and Northern Alliance soldiers are telling the opposition to surrender or be killed.] American dispatches on the military campaign quoted. [STUFFLEBEEM - says intelligence is being developed through reconnaissance.] A Pentagon theory that Ateh was killed in a Tuesday air strike discussed.
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