US says anti-Taliban mounted forces attack tanks
By Deborah Zabarenko
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Anti-Taliban forces on horseback attacked tanks in northern Afghanistan as U.S. airstrikes hit caves and vehicles and fighting raged near the key crossroads
US bombing 'kills' Taleban chief
Opposition forces in Afghanistan say a key Taleban commander has been killed in American bombing raids near the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Northern Alliance commanders
Hekmatyar Asks Taliban Form Alliance
Wednesday, November 07, 2001 10:37 PM EST
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP)-- A former guerrilla commander in Afghanistan urged Taliban rulers Wednesday to form a broad-based alliance to fight the United States, saying that he and his troops
UN Afghan envoy says ex-king can play central role
By Antonio Denti
ROME (Reuters) - The U.N. special representative for Afghanistan met former Afghan King Zahir Shah Wednesday and said the world body believed the monarch could play a central role
House Endorses Radio Free Afghanistan
Wednesday, November 07, 2001 12:42 PM EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a measure to establish a ``Radio Free Afghanistan'' to broadcast news and help explain the United State
Ex-Saudi spy boss says bin Laden's wealth $40-50m
RIYADH, Nov 7 (Reuters) - A former Saudi intelligence chief has estimated the wealth of the world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, at up to $50 million, far lower than the $300 million he
Thousands of troops needed in Afghanistan -experts
By Charles Aldinger
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Military experts predicted on Wednesday after a month of U.S. bombing that thousands of American and allied troops would be needed in a spring offensive
World Bank to aid reconstruction of Afghanistan
By Mark Wilkinson
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Afghanistan is in dire need of international aid for reconstruction and development, the World Bank said Wednesday, while American forces continue
Red Cross buries in Afghanistan body no one wants
ISLAMABAD, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross said it had buried a man, first called an American prisoner of the Taliban and who died in Afghanistan, because
Transcript of Nov. 7 Remarks By President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is the transcript of remarks by President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair (2/2):
Afghan Rebels Ready Police Force for Kabul
Officers Part of Plan to Control Capital
By William Branigin - Washington Post, November 7, 2001
DASHTAK, Afghanistan -- At the command of their instructor, the two black-uniformed cadets squared off and went at each other, demonstrating a series of leaps, spins, kicks, punches and grips
South Is Key in Afghan Campaign
Strategy: Finding Bin Laden's network will require penetrating the region, analysts say.
by ROBIN WRIGHT LATIMES - November 7 2001
WASHINGTON -- Although the U.S. military campaign so far has focused heavily on northern Afghanistan, the United States has little hope of tracking Osama bin Laden, eliminating his Al Qaeda
Taliban forces picking safer hideaways
Philip Smucker - LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH - 11/7/2001
PESHAWAR, Pakistan ¯ The Taliban and its allies in the al Qaeda terror network are developing ever-more ingenious methods of eluding American bombs, including the redeployment
How Osama bin Laden Became a Global Celebrity
By MICHIKO KAKUTANI
The Free Press - HOLY WAR, INC.
Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden
By Peter L. Bergen - 283 pages. The Free Press. $26.
CNN's terrorism analyst, Peter L. Bergen, observes in his new book on Osama bin Laden that the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were "the deadliest salvo"
Troops Closing in on Key Afghan City
Wednesday, November 07, 2001 8:11 AM EST
JABAL SARAJ, Afghanistan (AP) -- Aided by heavy U.S. bombing, opposition forces said they seized a district from Taliban forces Wednesday and were closing in on a key northern city.
Anti-Taliban Groups in South Smaller
Wednesday, November 07, 2001 7:31 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American efforts to encourage an anti-Taliban revolt in southern Afghanistan have gotten off to a rough start, with one opposition figure captured and executed and another plucked
U.S. Pounds Taliban Forces; Bush Rallies Allies
By Sayed Salahuddin and Charles Aldinger
Wednesday November 7 4:31 AM ET
KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Afghan opposition said it moved troops forward Wednesday, appearing poised for an offensive, as the United States blitzed front line targets
U.S. B-52s pound Afghan frontlines
07 November, 2001 12:45 GMT
By Sayed Salahuddin and Yannis Behrakis
KABUL/RABAT (Reuters) - Giant B-52 bombers have pounded the front lines of the Taliban forces north of Kabul but the ruling militia says U.S. bombs have failed to dent their fighting ability
Taliban hunt and execute Afghan ex-King supporters
By Tahir Ikram
Wednesday November 7, 4:35 PM
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban have executed the captured nephew of slain former mujahideen commander Abdul Haq and are hunting a tribal leader and fellow supporter of ex-King
Pakistan president concerned over Ramadan fighting
ISTANBUL, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf said on Wednesday he hoped U.S. military operations in Afghanistan would not continue through the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Pakistan asks Taliban envoy to guard words
ISLAMABAD, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has called in the Taliban ambassador and asked him to ensure he does not attack other countries in remarks at his regular news
Straw outlines possible future Afghanistan
By Barnaby Mason - BBC diplomatic correspondent
The British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, has given an insight into how new political institutions might be put in place in Afghanistan. Speaking to journalists in London, he indicated that it could come
UN to tackle Afghan 'catastrophe'
The United Nations has agreed to convene an international conference on aid to Afghanistan, President Jacques Chirac of France says. The conference, intended to avert what Mr Chirac called
'Gulbuddin Hekmatyar had links with KGB'
The News International (Pak) - October 8, 1992 by Imran Akbar
PARIS: The US House Republican Research Committee of the Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare has severely criticized the Central Intelligence Agencies and Inter-Services-Intelligence
Young Briton quitting drugs becomes Afghan POW
By Karen Matusic
Wednesday November 7, 10:28 AM
BURNLEY, England (Reuters) - Anwar Khan's parents sent him from his north England home to Pakistan to kick a costly heroin habit. Three years later he is still in Afghanistan
Taliban to fight long if war continued: Ex-Afghan defense minister
Islamabad, Nov 7, IRNA -- Afghanistan's former defense minister Shahnawaz Tanai has predicted Taliban could fight a long war if US-led military operation continued with present momentum.
Italy to provide 2,700-strong force for Afghan war
07 November, 2001 09:45 GMT
ROME (Reuters) - Italy will provide a 2,700-strong force for the U.S.-led campaign against Afghanistan, including naval, air and ground units.
Defence Minister Antonio Martino
Pakistan's Musharraf in Iran for Afghan Talks, Report Says
November 07, 2001 04:00 AM ET
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf arrived in Tehran Wednesday for talks with Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Aref on Afghanistan, the official IRNA news agency said.
Taliban field death squad against US forces: Daily
Islamabad, Nov. 7, IRNA -- Taliban militia has raised a death squad to combat the on-going US-led operation in Afghanistan, reported a local daily on Wednesday.
Kandhar a city of human tragedy and destruction
Kandhar, Nov. 7, IRNA -- Continuous bombardment by US and Britian has turned Kandhar-one of the major five cities of Afghanistan-into a ghost town with bone-chilling scenes of human sufferings
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