Sun 12 Jul 98 - 15:41 GMT
KABUL, July 12 (AFP) - The Taliban militia have captured a key province in northern Afghanistan following a major offensive and amid intense infighting in opposition ranks, independent sources told AFP Sunday.
Sun 12 Jul 98 - 14:36 GMT
KABUL, July 12 (AFP) - The Taliban militia Sunday claimed sweeping gains against crumbling opposition forces in northern Afghanistan with the capture of an entire province.
Afghanistan Bans TV Sets, VCRs
By Zaheeruddin Abdullah
Associated Press Writer
Sunday, July 12, 1998; 8:37 p.m. EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A shattered satellite dish hangs from the steel door of a Kabul police station. Strung like streamers on either side are coils of tape ripped from videocassettes, banned as offensive to Islam by the Taliban.
Exports to Kabul linked to advance payment
By Our Staff Reporter
KARACHI, July 11: The State Bank said on Saturday that export of kitchen items by land route to Afghanistan and through Afghanistan to Central Asian countries would be allowed only against advance payment or letter of credit in foreign currency.
FOCUS-Taleban capture key opposition province
12:07 p.m. Jul 12, 1998 Eastern
By Andrew Hill
ISLAMABAD, July 12 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic militia on Sunday captured the key opposition stronghold of Maimana, provincial capital of northwest Faryab province, and advanced on other strategic towns, independent sources said.
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