Independent sources confirm capture of Taloqan by Masood forces
Mon 19 Oct 98 - 12:08 GMT
KABUL, Oct 19 (AFP) - Troops belonging to anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Masood have recaptured the strategic northeastern town of Taloqan, independent sources said Monday.
Fox Research ("FR")
MONDAY 19 OCTOBER 1998
Report No 62 - 98
According to sources in Panjsher Alliance forces have managed to push back the advancing Taleban armies in Andarab and Tagab & Nijrab. Andarab's proximity to Panjsher and Tagab & Nijrab access to Bagram airbase had
Afghan rivals deny fall of Taloqan, Taliban reportedly concede loss
Mon 19 Oct 98 - 08:04 GMT
KABUL, Oct 19 (AFP) - Afghanistan's anti-Taliban alliance on Monday denied the fall of the strategic northeastern town of Taloqan to the ruling Islamic militia.
ICRC suspends flights to Afghan capital
Mon 19 Oct 98 - 11:30 GMT
ISLAMABAD, Oct 19 (AFP) - The International Committee of the Red Cross on Monday suspended its flights to Kabul because of rocket attacks on the Afghan capital over the past week, an ICRC official said.
UN: Iran-Afghan Conflict Defused
By Kathy Gannon
Associated Press Writer
Monday, October 19, 1998; 7:25 a.m. EDT
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- The threat of confrontation between Iran and Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia has passed, a U.N. special envoy said today after more than a week of shuttle diplomacy to defuse the crisis.
U.N. envoy says Iran-Taleban tensions eased
05:32 a.m. Oct 19, 1998 Eastern
By Raja Asghar
ISLAMABAD, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A senior United Nations envoy said on Monday that tensions between Iran and Afghanistan's ruling Taleban militia had eased, and added he would return to Tehran on Tuesday with a proposal for direct talks between the two sides.
Turkmen, Uzbek presidents urge stability in Afghanistan
MOSCOW: The presidents of the central Asian republics of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have expressed their concern over the situation in neighboring Afghanistan, reports said.
daily says brahimi must back his words with action
tehran, oct. 19, irna -- the english daily 'iran news' monday focussing on the current visit of u.n. special envoy for afghanistan lakhdar brahimi to the region to resolve the afghan imbroglio hoped that he would back his words with
Cowed by the Taliban's Spillover Austere Afghan Faction Brings Fear, and Veils, to Nearby Pakistani Region
By Pamela Constable
Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, October 19, 1998; Page A14
PESHAWAR, Pakistan-She looked like a modern princess, draped in a clinging pink chiffon dress. Her long black hair was elegantly coiffed, her nails were long and frosted. As the manager of a small beauty parlor, she was perfectly dressed for the part.
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