ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 18, 1980
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(Studio) Current situation at United States embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, with regard to USSR defector outlined; United States consul George Griffin mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Continued harassment of United States embassy noted; Russian-spking. diplomat reported en route to discuss situation with defector. Estimated USSR military casualties since its invasion of Afghanistan discussed; details outlined on screen. Many Soviet dead said being buried in Afghanistan or sent to hospitals in E. Europe, especially East Germany, in effort to disguise incring. casualties.
REPORTER: John Scali, Artist: Freda Reiter
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