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Afghanistan War / CIA Death / Mazar-I-Sharif / Kabul #655201

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 28, 2001
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) The death of CIA agent Mike Spann in Mazar-i- Sharif, Afghanistan, featured; details given about the first American combat casualty and about the CIA mission in Afghanistan; scenes shown of fighting at the prison fortress. [In Alabama, father Johnny SPANN - talks about his son and the job.] Statement from CIA director George Tenet about Spann quoted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Mazar-i-Sharif: Alessio Vinci) Videophone report about the mopping up operation after the prison uprising by foreign Taliban fighters in Mazar-i- Sharif presented; scenes shown of the fighting and dead bodies. [ICRC Oliver MARTIN - talks about the recovery of bodies.] [Northern Alliance general commander Abdul Rashid DOSTUM - (thru translator) says it was a planned attack under the pretext of surrendering.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Defense Department video of the bombing strike on the Taliban leadership compound and still pictures of United States marines in Afghanistan shown.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Kabul, Afghanistan: Harris Whitbeck) Bracing for winter in Kabul featured; scenes shown from the city streets. [UNHCR senior emergency officer Daniel ENDRES - says Afghanistan received little aid in the last three months; states the problem is getting access to the people.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The conference in Bonn, Germany, to set up an interim government in Afghanistan reported; scenes shown of the delegates.

Brown, Aaron;
Ensor, David;
Vinci, Alessio;
Whitbeck, Harris

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