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CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Jalalabad, Afghanistan: Nic Robertson) The latest developments in the Afghanistan war reviewed; details given about the US bombing of an Afghan convoy and the continuing search for Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden. Preparations for the inauguration ceremony and expectations of the new Afghanistan government discussed.

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

(Pentagon: Bob Franken) The US military campaign reviewed; details given about the examination of the information gathered in Afghanistan; scenes shown of a thermobaric bomb test. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD†- says information gathered in Afghanistan has resulted in arrests worldwide; comments on the search for bin Laden.] [Undersecretary of Defense Edward ALDRIDGE†- describes the bomb tests.] [Joint Chiefs Vice chairman Gen. Peter PACE†- says intelligence sources said Taliban officials were in the bombed convoy.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Concerns that bin Laden may have escaped from Afghanistan reported. [President BUSH - says he does not know where bin Laden is, but he will be found.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Robertson, Nic;
Franken, Bob

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