Pakistan Holds Talks with Afghan Opposition
Wednesday, August 18, 1999 9:42 AM EST
ISLAMABAD (Aug. 18) XINHUA - Pakistan has sent a high-level delegation to Dushanbe, Tajikistan for talks with Afghan opposition in a move to restore the peace process of Afghanistan, said an official press release here Wednesday.
Taliban dismiss opposition claims of territorial gains
Wednesday, 18-Aug-1999 3:21PM
KABUL, Aug 18 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban on Wednesday dismissed opposition claims to have made major territorial gains in the eastern provinces bordering Pakistan.
Taleban says United States fears Islamic policies
08:22 a.m. Aug 18, 1999 Eastern
KABUL, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban movement, bracing itself for a possible U.S. attack on terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden, accused the United States on Wednesday of being scared of its Islamic policies.
Pakistan team in Dushanbe for Afghan peace talks
10:39 a.m. Aug 18, 1999 Eastern
By Andrew Hill
ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Pakistan on Wednesday announced an initiative to secure peace in Afghanistan, where its ally, the Taleban, is locked in a major offensive to crush its last real foe, veteran guerrilla leader Ahmad Shah Masood.
Afghan war is no jehad: Sartaj Aziz
LONDON (NNI): Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan had stopped the students of Madaris from going to Afghanistan as there was no Jehad in Afghanistan rather fighting was taking place among the Muslims, reports BBC.
Afghan opposition buries 600 Taliban fighters
PESHAWAR (NNI): The Afghan opposition northern alliance has buried 600 Taliban fighters in Jabul Siral, who had been killed during the recent fighting north of Kabul.
Taliban send reinforcements to quell opposition attack in eastern provinces Opposition claims more gains
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistan's ruling Taliban have sent reinforcements to eastern provinces to beat back opposition alliance offensive, a senior Taliban leader said on Tuesday.
UN confirms 10,000 Afghans forced to leave homes
UNITED NATIONS (NNI): The United Nations has confirmed that about 10,000 people in Afghanistan have been forced to leave their homes in the Shamali Valley near the frontlines north of Kabul.
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