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CNN Evening News for Sunday, Nov 18, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Taped interview held with National security adviser Condoleezza Rice about the situation inside Afghanistan. [RICE - says we believe Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden is still operating in a narrow range in Afghanistan, but the key goal is breaking up the Al Qaeda terrorist network; comments on reports that bin Laden aide Mohammed Atef was killed; indicates the Taliban leaders have to be eliminated to win the war on terrorism; comments on the Northern Alliance's role in Kabul and in a coalition government; indicates it is not the United States place to set up a new government in Afghanistan, but the Taliban cannot be a part of it; states that reports of the Taliban foreign fighters' view they will not be taken alive.] BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) statement from Mullah Mohammed Omar about the "destruction of America" quoted. [On Tuesday, President BUSH - says the Northern Alliance does not intend to occupy Kabul.]

Reporter(s):
Blitzer, Wolf
Duration:
00:07:20

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