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Special Assignment (USSR -Afghanistan Conflict) (Part 1) #88365

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 26, 1984
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(Studio) United States condemnation of USSR invasion of Afghanistan 5 years ago noted. President Reagan's statement quoted. Signs that both Sovs. and anti-Soviet guerrillas plan to continue battling cited.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Afghanistan) Photos taken of guerrillas said done so other Mujahedeen can remember them if they get killed. Details given with regard to continued guerrilla war. Lack of weapons and use of old ones, like British Enfield rifles from World War I noted, as well as weapons sources being China (PR), West Germany and US. [Guerrilla commander Abdul HAQ - comments.] Guerrilla camps said inside Pakistan. Purchase of weapons in town of Teri Mengal, Pakistan, compared to Dodge City from American west, noted. Trip from there to Tur Gar, near Kabul, for attack on Sovs. along Kabul-Jalalabad highway described. [VILLAGER - (thru translator) describes Soviet attack on village.] [HAQ - comments on continued struggle.]
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Upcoming item.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don

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