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Afghanistan / Military Campaign / Diplomatic Standoff #655071

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 2001
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(Studio: Willow Bay) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The status of the war in northern Afghanistan around Konduz reviewed; scenes shown of air strikes and of the wanted leaflets for information about the whereabouts of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden. [Pentagon spokesman R/Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM - comments on the operation.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - hopes the terrorists will not escape to another country.] The Al Qaeda casualties in the air strikes that killed Taliban leader Mohammed Atef noted.

(Studio: Willow Bay) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Christiane Amanpour) The diplomatic standoff in Afghanistan and the ultimatum for a Taliban surrender in Konduz examined; details given of moves to get the political track started in the wake of the Taliban collapse. [Afghan President Burhanuddin RABBANI - (thru translator) says we came to Kabul to secure peace.] Agreement by the Northern Alliance to hold a political meeting outside of Afghanistan to set up a new factional government noted.

Amanpour, Christiane;
Bay, Willow;
McIntyre, Jamie

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