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Al Jazeera Surpasses CNN in Live Afghan War Coverage

In 1991, CNN had Peter Arnett, Bernard Shaw and the late John Holliman reporting from Baghdad during the Gulf War. As the only network with correspondents on the ground, CNN secured a monopoly on live coverage.

But when the shooting began in the U.S. attack on the Taliban Sunday, CNN found itself relying on a little-known network based in a little-known country for the only live footage available from Afghanistan.



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