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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Kandahar, Afghanistan: Christiane Amanpour) The latest developments in the military campaign in Afghanistan reviewed; details given about the attack on Tora Bora by American and Afghan troops, the ultimatum given to Al Qaeda and Taliban forces by the Eastern Alliance and the interim Afghan leader’s vow to end terrorism in Afghanistan; scenes shown from a captured cave complex at Tora Bora. The question of how long Al Qaeda forces can resist discussed. Studio: Wolf Blitzer) More about the war on terror on “Live from Afghanistan with Christiane Amanpour” noted.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The efforts to prevent Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders from escaping Afghanistan examined; details given about the Pentagon’s concerns about the surrender ultimatum; scenes shown from the devastated cave complex. [President BUSH - says no cave is deep enough to escape American justice.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Richard MYERS†- says our objective was to kill Al Qaeda.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD†- says sealing the Afghanistan-Pakistan border is very difficult.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Amanpour, Christiane;
McIntyre, Jamie

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