Rebel forces claim gains in Afghan fighting
08:48 a.m. Aug 21, 1999 Eastern
KABUL, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Fighters loyal to Afghan opposition commander Ahmad Shah Masood said on Saturday they had seized more ground from the ruling Taleban in the eastern province of Kunar and to the north of the capital
Opposition claim Taliban attack repulsed in northern Afghan province
by Mohammad Bashir
KABUL, Aug 21 (AFP) The Afghan opposition Saturday claimed to have repulsed a heavy Taliban attack on northeastern Takhar province, a key supply route for the Panjsher valley bastion of opposition commander Ahmad Shah Masood.
Afghani Opposition Claims Action
By Amir Shah
Associated Press Writer
Saturday, August 21, 1999; 6:48 a.m. EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's opposition said today it had repulsed at least three military assaults by the Taliban militia in some of the fiercest fighting so far this year.
Fighting in Afghanistan
Reports from Afghanistan say there has been more fighting in the northeast of the country.
A spokesman for the opposition said fighters loyal to the former government had seized more ground from the ruling Taleban
Pakistan peace delegation holds talks with Taliban leader
ISLAMABAD, Aug 21 (AFP) - A Pakistani mission trying to end the war in Afghanistan held talks Saturday with Taliban leader Mulla Mohammad Omar, officials said.
Pakistani mission in Afghanistan
A government delegation from Pakistan has held talks in the Afghan city of Kandahar with the Taleban leadership on the conflict in Afghanistan.
Madaris role in backing Taliban worries UN
ISLAMABAD, Aug 20: The United Nations on Friday voiced concern over the growing recruitment of students from seminaries in its war against the country's beleaguered opposition alliance.
Taliban warn US against attack on Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistan's dominant Taliban has said that any attack by the United States on Afghanistan at the pretext of Osama bin Laden will be a big mistake.
Taleban reject UN claim children used in fighting
12:10 p.m. Aug 21, 1999 Eastern
KABUL, Aug 21 (Reuters)- Afghanistan's ruling Taleban on Saturday denied a United Nations allegation that it was using children in its fight with opposition forces.
'Students fighting in Afghanistan in large numbers'
ISLAMABAD (NNI): UNICEF Representative for Afghanistan Louis G. Arsenault said here Friday that a large number of students are involved in the Afghan fighting.
Afghan border sealed as tension mounts in Chitral
CHITRAL (NNI): Authorities have sealed border with Afghanistan to stop the entry of the Taliban in the northern Pakistani city of Chitral after the murder of a prominent religious leader, witnesses said Friday.
Pakistan team to hold talks with Taliban on Saturday
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Pakistani negotiating team shuttling between the ruling Taliban and the opposition alliance for peaceful settlement of Afghan crisis will visit Kndahar Saturday (Aug 21) for talks with Taliban leaders, Afghan and
Osama not allowed to use Afghan soil for terrorist acts: Taliban
The News: Jang
KABUL: The Taliban Minister for Information and Culture, Ameer Khan Mutaqqi, has said Osama bin Laden was neither brought to Afghanistan by the Taliban nor was he allowed to indulge in terrorism against any
Pakistan working for transitional Afghan govt
PESHAWAR - In connection with its efforts for what it claimed reconciliation among the warring Afghan factions, Pakistan is now struggling to convince the rivals over a new transitional government to be headed by former Afghan
UN refuses to help new Afghan refugees
ISLAMABAD, Aug 20: United Nations relief agencies in Afghanistan have flatly refused to extend any assistance to persons displaced by factional fighting in that country.
Application for arrest of Fazlur Rehman
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Chairman Muslim-Christian International Alliance and Tehrik-e-Jehad-e-Islami, Allama Khaliq Azad has submitted an application with the Islamabad police, calling for registration of a case and arrest of a religious leader
ANP rejects "Afghania" as new name for NWFP
KARACHI (NNI): President, Awami National Party, Asfandyar Wali has rejected the name "Afghania" proposed by the government for the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), saying that Afghania contradicts the historical reality
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