Masood troops step up offensive in northern Afghanistan
Fri 23 Oct 98 - 13:56 GMT
ANDARAB, Afghanistan, Oct 23 (AFP) - Anti-Taliban forces who have hit back at the Islamic militia in northern Afghanistan are closing in on the key town of Khenjan, opposition military sources said Friday.
UN envoy meets anti-Taliban commander Masood in Tajikistan
Fri 23 Oct 98 - 13:52 GMT
DUSHANBE, Oct 23 (AFP) - The UN special envoy for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, met key anti-Taliban leader commander Ahmad Shah Masood in the Tajikistan capital Friday, an official from the Afghan government-in-exile said.
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FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 1998
Report No 64 - 98
Sources from Taluqan - the capital of Takhar - indicate that the Taleban force has now been fully dislodged from the city.
Taliban round up opponents before fleeing town
Fri 23 Oct 98 - 03:58 GMT
TALOQAN, Afghanistan, Oct 23 (AFP) - The Taliban militia rounded up a number of civilians in the key town of Taloqan before fleeing advancing opposition forces last weekend, residents said.
Masood troops keep up offensive in northern Afghanistan
Fri 23 Oct 98 - 09:25 GMT
TALOQAN, Afghanistan, Oct 23 (AFP) - Anti-Taliban forces are closing in on Khenjan in northern Afghanistan and have taken up positions around eight kilometers (five miles) from the strategic area, an opposition military source told AFP Friday.
Taliban arrest dozens of alleged coup plotters: report
Fri 23 Oct 98 - 05:53 GMT
ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 (AFP) - Afhanistan's ruling Taliban has arrested dozens of people accused of plotting a coup against its hardline rule, according to a newspaper report Friday quoting Taliban officials.
Argentine company offers to make Afghan pipeline
04:22 a.m. Oct 23, 1998 Eastern
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Argentine energy independent Bridas said it would not wait for peace to start building a pipeline through Afghanistan to export gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan if awarded a contract by the Taleban Islamic militia.
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