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Afghanistan War / Opium #952127

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 07, 2009
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(Studio: Jeff Glor) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Mandy Clark) The problem of opium addiction in Afghanistan examined; scenes shown of a mother who gives her children opium because it is cheaper than a meal; U.N. statistics on Afghan drug addicts cited. [Deputy Minister of Counter Narcotics Mohammad ZAFAR†- says most people thought we were producing only, but not consumption.] [Pediatric drug rehabilitator Dr. Toorpaikay ZAZAI† {thru reporter's translation} – worries about losing a generation.]

Glor, Jeff;
Clark, Mandy

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