Fox Research ("FR")
MONDAY 26 OCTOBER 1998
Report No 65 - 98
Following the capture of Khanabad (to the south of Kunduz City) on 16 October, Alliance forces (attacking from Takhar) captured the strategically important district of Imam Sahib over the weekend thus targeting the city of Kunduz from both south
Anti-Taliban commanders haggle over the price of opposition
Mon 26 Oct 98 - 10:13 GMT
ANDARAB, Afghanistan, Oct 26 (AFP) - Local commanders of forces loyal to Ahmed Shah Masood had come from all over to sit Sunday evening with Hadji Liqa, who controls the military zone of Andarab.
Taleban seek explanation for ban on bearded boxers
06:30 a.m. Oct 26, 1998 Eastern
KABUL, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A senior sports official in Afghanistan's Taleban regime asked for an explanation on Monday for the banning of three Taleban boxers from a Pakistani tournament because of their beards.
Bearded Boxers May Get New Rule
Monday, October 26, 1998; 10:43 a.m. EST
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The orthodox Taliban army, which publicly beats men who trim their beards, asked organizers of the Asian and Olympic Games on Monday to revise its laws for bearded sportsmen.
Taliban Investigate bin Laden
By Kathy Gannon
Associated Press Writer
Monday, October 26, 1998; 4:02 p.m. EST
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban leader has ordered an investigation of Osama bin Laden even though the religious army insists the suspected terrorist played no part in the U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa.
Afghan Taleban Seeks Evidence Against Bin Laden
12:07 a.m. Oct 26, 1998 Eastern
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban Islamic movement invited outsiders Sunday to give the country's supreme court any evidence that Saudi Arabian exile Osama Bin Laden was guilty of terrorism.
Taliban Launch bin Laden Inquiry
Monday, October 26, 1998; 5:46 a.m. EST
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban leader has ordered an investigation into suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden, but the religious army insisted today that he played no part in U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa.
Afghan Taleban says finds hundreds in graves
01:27 p.m Oct 26, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban Islamic movement said on Monday it had found graves containing the bodies of hundreds of its fighters killed in the north of the country last year.
Taleban take hundreds of civilians hostage
The News Jang
ANDARAB: The Afghan opposition gained more ground in the northeast on Sunday, reaching the town of Imam Saheb on the border with Tadjikistan, as villagers elsewhere say the Taleban have taken hundreds of civilians hostages.
Iran's role in the region
By Dr Maqbool Ahmad Bhatty
FOR many Pakistanis, the anti-Pakistan rhetoric coming out of Iran over the past ten weeks has been a source of grave concern. In a recent statement, Qazi Husain Ahmad, the Amir of Jamaat-i-Islami described the current
Taming the Taliban
THE crisis in South-west Asia has eased somewhat in the wake of Mr Lakhdar Brahimi's shuttle diplomacy in Afghanistan. After a flying visit to Kandahar and his meetings with the Taliban delegations and Pakistan's leaders in
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