• Short Summary

    Strict security marked the first general meeting of the Alliance for the Liberation of Afghanistan, in the Pakistan city of Peshawar on Thursday (24 April).

  • Description

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    GV EXTERIOR Armed guards outside building in Peshawar, Pakistan
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    SV INTERIOR Guards searching people about t attend meeting
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    SCU PAN Afghan man speaking & PAN TO delegates including Afghanistan Alliance leader, Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani
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    SV Audience with guard in background
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    SCU Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani
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    SCU Afghan man speaking
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    SCU Old Afghan flag with text from Koran written on it
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    GV PAN Crowds chanting
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    GV EXTERIOR Crowds cheering
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    Background: Strict security marked the first general meeting of the Alliance for the Liberation of Afghanistan, in the Pakistan city of Peshawar on Thursday (24 April). The Alliance was formed at the Islamic Summit in Islamabad in January (1980).

    SYNOPSIS: The meeting was guarded closely by security troops outside the conference hall -- and inside by guards who searched all delegates and spectators. With tensions and emotions running at a high level, and with the Afghanistan border only a matter of a few miles (kilometres) away, no chances were taken. The meeting was attended by the leader of five of he organisations that formed the original alliance.

    The main reason for the conference was to acquaint members with the decisions of the Alliance's Revolutionary Council, and the broad tactics to be used to achieve their declared aim of ousting the Soviet-backed Communist regime in Kabul. Delegates from the Islamic Revolutionary Movement, the Afghan National Liberation Front, the Islamic Society of Afghanistan, the Islamic Revolutionary Front, and the breakaway wing of Hizb-i-Islami, claim that between them, they represent 99 percent of Afghanistan' people.

    A sixth group -- the original Hizb-i-Islami -- broke away from the Alliance soon after it was formed, claiming that the other organisations were newcomers, while they had been fighting Communism in Afghanistan since the monarchy was overthrown in 1973.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1EV075PYFJ978XKT8C49V58PN
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EV075PYFJ978XKT8C49V58PN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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