Heavy fighting in northeast Afghanistan: opposition
Sunday April 29, 3:29 PM
KABUL, April 29 (AFP) - Heavy fighting raged Sunday between Afghanistan's ruling Taliban and their northern-based opponents on several fronts, the opposition said.
We are hostages of Taliban, says Pakistan leader
The Independent (UK)
By Esther Oxford in Islamabad
29 April 2001
Pakistan's military leader General Pervez Musharraf has declared that 99 per cent of the country is being "held hostage" by religious extremists who constitute just one per cent of the population.
Commander of the Faithful
Little is known about Mohammed Omar, the puritanical leader who has transformed warring Afghanistan
The Toronto Star
Martin Regg Cohn
SANGHISAR, Afghanistan - WITHIN THE mud walls of the crumbling hut, a dozen young boys huddle on a straw mat after pre-dawn prayers.
Taliban set to reignite civil war
Burhan Wazir in Faizabad, Afghanistan
Sunday April 29, 2001
The Observer (UK)
The uneasy quiet in the Afghan civil war is about to end. Troops of the Northern Alliance are preparing to resist a Taliban offensive that they believe is imminent.
Last week the alliance's leader
For Afghan Exiles, 'Promised Land' Turns Hostile
Sunday April 29 12:00 AM EDT
By BARRY BEARAK The New York Times
To escape war-ravaged, drought-parched Afghanistan, 80,000 refugees have crammed into a place of epic wretchedness in Pakistan.
UNHCR chief arrives in Afghanistan on Monday
Islamabad, April 29, IRNA -- United Nations High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers arrives in Afghanistan's western province of Herat on Monday to assess the plight of thousands of displaced
Months turn to years for Afghan displaced
The Independent (UK)
By Meriel Beattie in Kabul
29 April 2001
If your main diet is CSB, your children eat BP5 and you drink ORS the chances are that you yourself have been reduced to an acronym, namely an IDP.
Afghan Refugee Crisis Deepens
Voice of America
Jalozai Camp, Pakistan
29 Apr 2001 12:41 UTC
Afghanistan is facing a humanitarian disaster. Over the past 12 months, as many as 700,000 Afghans have fled their homes in the face of war, the worst drought in memory, and an economy in a state of collapse.
Swiss envoy emphasizes common approach: Afghan crisis
By Zulfiqar Ali
KHAR, April 28: Swiss Ambassador to Pakistan Christian Dunant has said that the United Nations and the six-plus-two group should adopt a common approach to resolve the Afghan crisis.
US may attack Afghanistan: Jamiat Ulemai Islam
By Our Correspondent
D.I.KHAN, April 28: Jamiat Ulemai Islam (JUI) chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman has said the US government was about to launch an attack on Afghanistan and claimed that American commandos
Bin Laden Aide to Decide About Testifying
The Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK--As lawyers wrap up their case on behalf of four Osama bin Laden followers charged in an alleged scheme to kill Americans, one defendant -- a former aide to the Saudi dissident
Afghans at war again
THE start of the summer offensive in Afghanistan's Takkhar province on Wednesday comes as an ominous development in this war-torn country. Not that the resumption of fighting was unexpected.
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