Afghan opposition capture northern town
12:47 p.m. Oct 17, 1998 Eastern
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's opposition forces recaptured a strategic northern town from the Taleban Islamic militia overnight. Masood retakes Taloqan, rockets kill three in Kabul
Sat 17 Oct 98 - 12:48 GMT
KABUL, Oct 17 (AFP) - Opposition forces led by commander Ahmad Shah Masood Saturday said they struck at the Taliban militia, capturing the strategic Afghan town of Taloqan.
Afghan opposition recapture northern town - AIP
03:08 a.m. Oct 17, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's opposition forces recaptured a strategic northern town from the Taleban Islamic militia in overnight fighting, a Pakistan-based Afghan news service reported on Saturday.
Voice of America
INTRO: AFGHAN OPPOSITION FORCES HAVE CAPTURED THE KEY NORTHERN CITY OF TALOQAN FROM THE TALEBAN. AS ALI ZAIDI REPORTS FROM ISLAMABAD, THE CAPTURE OF
Afghan Taleban Militia Frees 26 Iranian Prisoners
10:25 a.m. Oct 17, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic militia said it released 26 Iranian prisoners from the southern Afghan city of Kandahar Saturday and sent them home.
Taliban want good ties with Iran but ready along border: spokesman
Sat 17 Oct 98 - 06:34 GMT
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Oct 17 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban militia said Saturday it wants good neighbourly ties with Iran but has taken all possible "defensive" measures by deploying more than 30,000 troops along the border.
Taleban to hold talks with Iran in Jeddah
The News: Jang
KABUL: The Taleban are to hold peace talks with Iran in Jeddah, a Taleban spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Abdul Hai Mutmaen, said that an agreement to meet Iranian leaders in Jeddah was reached during a UN envoys visit on Wednesday.
UN Welcomes Progress in Afghanistan
Friday, October 16, 1998; 10:01 p.m. EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council welcomed the progress made by the U.N. envoy for Afghanistan in getting a pledge from the country's Taliban militia to release detained Iranians.
Taleban vow to protect Osama
The News: Jang
KANDAHAR: Osama bin Laden would be allowed to live safely in Afghanistan but he would not be allowed to engage in any activity against any country, a Taleban spokesman said on Friday. "He is a guest and we will not let
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