Taliban Repulse Opposition Attack
By Amir Shah
Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, August 10, 1999; 6:45 a.m. EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia repulsed an attack by its northern-based opposition today, killing at least 20 fighters, a Taliban commander said.
Afghan opposition begin burying fallen Taliban fighters
KABUL, Aug 10 (AFP) - The Afghan opposition said Tuesday they had started burying hundreds of dead Taliban fighters after they failed to reach an agreement to send their remains home through the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Masood says buries several hundred Taleban
06:36 a.m. Aug 10, 1999 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Afghan opposition forces said on Tuesday they had begun burying more than 500 Taleban soldiers killed during heavy fighting last week north of Kabul.
Taliban support for bin Laden undiminished, appeals for Moslem backing
KABUL, Aug 10 (AFP) - On the eve of the first anniversary of US missile attacks against Afghanistan, the ruling Taliban Tuesday reiterated its support for alleged
Voice of America
INTRO: International aid agencies in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, say they are assessing the current situation involving thousands of people evacuated from their homes by Taleban forces. As Correspondent Scott Anger reports, many have
U.N. Urges Warring Afghans To Respect Civilians
08:28 a.m. Aug 10, 1999 Eastern
By Andrew Hill
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United Nations Tuesday urged the Taliban and their foes to allow thousands displaced by fresh fighting to return home and rebuked warring factions for inflicting fresh suffering on ordinary people.
Pakistan denies report of landing of US warplanes
06:57 a.m. Aug 10, 1999 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Pakistan on Tuesday denied a Qatari television report that U.S. military planes had landed in its territory with commandos to strike against Saudi dissident Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan.
U.S. Commandos Land In Pakistan -Qatari TV
04:15 p.m Aug 09, 1999 Eastern
AMMAN (Reuters) - A Qatari satellite television station said two U.S. military planes landed at airports in Pakistan Monday with dozens of commandos in apparent preparation for a strike
Taliban believe Washington preparing anti-bin Laden action
DUBAI, Aug 9 (AFP) - US warplanes landed in Islamabad Monday ahead of a possible military operation against the Afghan Taliban, a Taliban representative in Abu Dhabi told AFP.
U.S. Denies Report Of Plan To Raid Bin Laden
05:54 p.m Aug 09, 1999 Eastern
By Charles Aldinger
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Monday quickly denied a report from Qatar that U.S. military planes had landed in Pakistan with commandos in apparent preparation for a strike against Afghan-based guerrilla leader Osama bin
Taliban leader appeals to world Moslems for support against US
DUBAI, Aug 9 (AFP) - Taliban chief Mulla Mohammad Omar called on Moslems throughout the world to support his movement against possible armed action by the US, in a statement by the Taliban mission here Monday.
Reinforcements on their way to Kabul
F.P. Monitoring Report
PESHAWAR - All the deeni madarass (religious institutions) have been closed in the NWFP following Afghanistan's Taliban supreme leader Mullah Muhammad Omar's emergency call, BBC reports.
Hard, hungry times for war-displaced Afghans
09:24 a.m. Aug 09, 1999 Eastern
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Hundreds of hungry Afghans who fled a showdown between the Taleban and its last main foe are living in the bombed-out former Russian embassy in Kabul waiting on handouts to survive.
Canada to lay railway line in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Ruling Taliban in Afghanistan have asked Canada to help construct highways and airports besides laying railway line.
Madrassa in NWFP closed down to reinforce Taliban
By Rahimullah Yusufzai
The News: Jang
PESHAWAR: One of the biggest religious Madrassas in Pakistan closed down on Monday and others are following suit in NWFP to enable their Afghan students to reinforce the ranks of the Taliban in their battle against the opposition Northern Alliance.
Kargil episode earns humiliation for Pakistan-Senator Anwar
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Senator Qazi Muhammad Anwar of the Awami National Party has strongly criticised the government policy on Kargil and Afghanistan, saying it brought humiliation for Pakistan.
Taliban deny Al-Badr claim
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The Taliban have denied the claims of Naseer Ahmed, a commander of the Kashmiri militant Al-Badr organization, that he had met with Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden near the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.
Fazal proud of being US adversary
PESHAWAR (NNI): Chief of Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam, Maulana Fazalur Rehman said Monday he was proud of being an enemy of the United States for his support to the Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden.
Afghan imbroglio: Any solution?
Frontier Post (Weekend Post)
Will the Taliban be able to capture and maintain their rule/writ on the whole Afghanistan in the presence of internal, regional and global opposition, is the question of the time? With their recent victories against the opposition forces
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