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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 2001
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(Studio: Willow Bay) Statement from Secretary of State Colin Powell on the need for the international community to launch a rebuilding campaign in Afghanistan noted.

(Spin Boldak: Nic Robertson) The refugee situation in Spin Boldak, one of the two main crossing points into Pakistan, featured; scenes shown of the displaced Afghan people. [Saudi Red Crescent Society Whalid al-SAADOON - says the refugees are coming by the thousands.] [Foreign affairs spokesman Najibullah Sheir ZAI - (thru translator) says the United Nations is not helping the camp.] The refugees' view that the United States bombing drove them out of their homes noted. The reasons why United Nations food aid has not been distributed and why it would be difficult for the people to turn in Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden for the huge reward discussed.

Bay, Willow;
Robertson, Nic

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