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Afghanistan War / US Offensive / Elections #952481

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Richard Engel) The offensive by US Marines in Afghanistan to push back Taliban forces before the elections featured; scenes shown from Dahaneh, Helmand province, of fighting and from Kabul of Afghan security forces setting up checkpoints, campaign posters and presidential candidates. [2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines Capt. Zachary MARTIN†- comments on liberating Dahaneh.] [International Security Assistance Forces Lt. Cmdr. Christine SIDENSTRICKER†- says the Taliban is fighting for access and control of the public and access to the drug industry.]

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard

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