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Afghanistan / Walker Lindh Interview / Pakistan #724387

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 19, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Tora Bora, Afghanistan: Nic Robertson) The latest developments in the Afghanistan war reviewed; details given about captured Al Qaeda fighters, the search for Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden and a revolt by Al Qaeda prisoners in Pakistan; scenes shown of Eastern Alliance fighters scavenging the Tora Bora caves for ammunition. The security of the Afghan-Pakistan border discussed.

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) More about the war on terror on “Live from Afghanistan with Nic Robertson” noted.

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Exclusive interview held with American Taliban John Walker Lindh; scenes shown of Walker Lindh in custody. [LINDH - describes the bombing of the prison camp at Mazar-i-Sharif; says prisoners had gas poured on them and water was poured into the basement where they were held.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) The role of Pakistan in capturing Al Qaeda fighters featured. [Pakistani Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Rashid OURESHI†- enumerates the deaths during the prisoners’ revolt.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD†- praises the Pakistani army.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL†- says nobody could ask for better support from Pakistan.] [Former Assistant Secretary of State Rick INDERFURTH†- says Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden will have trouble blending into the population if he is in Pakistan.] ["Taliban" author Ahmed RASHID†- says bin Laden would be turned over to the US if he were found in Pakistan.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Robertson, Nic;
Ensor, David

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