Afghan Opposition Advances After Seizing Key City
By Sayed Salahuddin and Rosalind Russell
Saturday November 10 1:33 AM ET
KABUL/JABAL-US-SARAJ (Reuters) - Afghan opposition troops patrolled the streets of northern Mazar-i-Sharif on Saturday, just hours after routing fighters of the ruling Taliban militia in the first major
Afghan opposition says captures Sar-i-Pol province
Saturday November 10, 12:57 PM
JABAL-US-SARAJ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Afghan opposition Northern Alliance said on Saturday it had taken from the ruling Taliban the whole of Sar-i-Pol province to the south
Afghan Opposition Says Routs Taliban in Key Town
By Christopher Wilson and Rosalind Russell
Friday November 9 8:35 PM ET
WASHINGTON/JABAL-US-SARAJ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan opposition forces said on Friday they smashed through Taliban front lines to enter the key northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif
What makes Mazar-e Sharif so significant?
November 9, 2001 Posted: 5:45 PM EST (2245 GMT)
(CNN) --For weeks, retired generals and working journalists have referred to the "strategic" northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif. With Northern Alliance forces having at least partially captured
UN Seeks Focus on War-Devastated Afghan Children
By Irwin Arieff
Friday November 9 4:44 PM ET
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.N. envoy called on world governments on Friday to pay more attention to the needs of Afghanistan's children, whose lives have largely been defined by 23 years of war.
Taliban to hold future press conferences inside Afghanistan: Envoy
Islamabad, Nov 9, IRNA -- Taliban envoy to Pakistan Mulla Abdul Salam Zaeef says Taliban will hold press conferences inside Afghanistan after Pakistan stopped him from holding press briefing in Islamabad.
Ousted Afghan president meets UN envoy in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Nov 9 (AFP) - Deposed Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani met the head of a UN mission for Afghanistan, Francesc Vendrell, on Friday to discussed the formation
UN calls for information on cluster bomb raids in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Nov 9 (AFP) - The UN mine clearing agency called Friday on the US-led coalition to provide more information on areas where cluster bombs were being dropped in Afghanistan.
U.S. Says Unclaimed Body in Afghanistan a Pakistani
Friday, November 09, 2001 8:41 PM EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A State Department official said on Friday that Taliban reports that a man who died in Afghanistan was an American were wrong but that it was working to return
Thirty trucks will deliver food to Faizabad
Friday, November 09, 2001 6:45 PM EST
MOSCOW, Nov 09, 2001 (Itar-Tass via COMTEX) -- An Il-76 plane belonging to the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry flew out to the Kirghiz town of Osh at 23:40 pm on Friday.
Arab Fighters Spearheading Taliban Force, Allies Charge
Tim Weiner New York Times Service
Saturday, November 10, 2001
PESHAWAR, Pakistan Foreign fighters allied with Osama bin Laden and trained in Afghan camps are spearheading the Taliban's resistance to American
How to turn Taliban warlords into allies
The Daily Telegraph (UK)
By Stephen Masty, director of relief projects in Afghanistan
IF we hope to win the fourth Anglo-Afghan War, we should abandon any notion that Afghans are inhumanly fierce creatures, eager to fight to the last man. Afghans are practical, and Taliban
Afghan man tells Osaka court of Taliban brutality
The Japan Times: Nov. 10, 2001
OSAKA -- An Afghan man suing the Japanese government for not granting him refugee status testified before the Osaka District Court on Friday of the cruelty inflicted upon him
Al Qaeda Vows Jihad Until U.S. Quits Muslim States
By Isa Mubarak
DUBAI (Reuters) - Ayman Zawahri, a top lieutenant in Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, said in a statement aired on Saturday that jihad, or holy war, would not stop until all "American Jewish"
Afghan opposition says enters key northern city
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Forces of the Afghan anti-Taliban Northern Alliance have entered the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif after a day of intense fighting
Anti-Taliban Forces Claim Key City
Friday, November 09, 2001 10:39 AM EST
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Opposition forces claimed Friday they broke through Taliban defenses around Mazar-e-Sharif and entered the key northern city.
Afghan opposition launches assault, bitter battles
By Zeeshan Haider and Rosalind Russell
ISLAMABAD/JABAL-US-SARAJ, Afghanistan, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Forces fighting Afghanistan's ruling Taliban mounted a major attack on Friday to try to recapture the strategic northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif
U.S. war commander defends Afghanistan campaign
By Charles Aldinger
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan rejected criticism of his plan to oust the ruling Taliban Thursday, saying opposition fighters had launched a major
No progressive voice left in Afghanistan
Hamid Nawaz Frontier PostP 11/09/2001
PESHAWAR: The seemingly inexorable process of ìintellectual cleansingî that began in Afghanistan with the overthrow of Zahir Shah in 1973 may have left the Afghan society
Pakistanís Dangerous New Games and Pawns
Azadi Afghan Radio Editorial 11/09/2001
For the last decade, pawns of the Islamabad military and intelligence cells, closely linked to the Taliban, foreign militant and terrorist groups in Afghanistan
Bin Ladin gets Afghan nationality
KANDAHAR (Online): Taliban have granted Afghan nationality to Saudi dissident Osama Bin Laden and his companions, impeccable Taliban sources told Online
Zaeef visits Rahimullah Yousafzai
RAWALPINDI (NNI): The Afghan ambassador, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef on Thursday visited the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, (AFIC) and inquired about the health
Pakistani militant leader slips into Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - A pro-Taliban Pakistani militant leader, whose group is fighting in Kashmir and is listed as a terrorist organization by Washington, has gone into Afghanistan
Rice derides Taliban as 'brutal' in pressing for war campaign
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (Kyodo) - U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice denounced Afghanistan's ruling Taliban as the world's most brutal regime and said the U.S. military campaign
UN Afghan envoy "optimistic" on post-Taliban govt
PARIS (Reuters) - The U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan said Thursday he was optimistic about building a post-Taliban government in the battered country.
Afghanistan's once and future king?
CNN Wolf Blitzer Reports - 11/8/01
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Who would have thought that an 87-year-old man living in Rome may be the key to some sort of post-Taliban stability in Afghanistan? But that's precisely what some close
Freed French journalist tells of paranoia affecting Kabul regime
War on Terrorism: Afghanistan - By John Lichfield in Paris
The Independent (UK) 09 November 2001
Children as young as ten are being jailed by the Taliban security services as part of a violent and often clumsy repression of anyone vaguely suspected of being a potential dissident
Suicide squads set to target US bases
The Guardian - By Rory Carroll in Islamabad
Taliban leaders have sanctioned suicide squads to seek and destroy United States and Northern Alliance targets in a significant escalation of their resistance to ground assaults.
Saudi prince: Taliban trail leads to Pakistan
HT Correspondent - Hindustan Times (New Delhi, November 8)
The former head of Saudi intelligence, Prince Turki al-Faisal, rejected claims that Saudi Arabia had financed the Taliban or backed Osama bin Laden. In an interview to the Saudi-based Arab News
Afghan currency soars on bets of U.S. victory
By Rosalind Russell
GULBAHAR, Afghanistan, Nov 9 (Reuters) - If funds run low, print more money. For five years, the Afghan opposition's simple but disastrous monetary policy set the local currency on a firm downward track
Afghan Rebels Close In on Pivotal City
By William Branigin and Doug Struck
Washington Post Foreign Service, November 9, 2001
JABAL SARAJ, Afghanistan, Nov. 8 -- The opposition Northern Alliance said today that it gained ground in its battle to capture the key northern city of Mazar-e Sharif, and a senior alliance official
3 Saudis killed in U.S. bombing of Taliban-paper
KUWAIT, Nov 9 (Reuters) - A U.S. warplane has killed 13 Saudi Arabians in a raid on Taliban positions in Afghanistan, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Friday.
US support may undermine Afghan opposition leaders
By Michael Christie
QUETTA, Pakistan, Nov 9 (Reuters) - If the United States really wants to help Afghan tribal chief Hamid Karzai and other opposition leaders forge an anti-Taliban alliance, maybe U.S.
U.S. says Musharraf can cope with Afghan backlash
By Jonathan Wright WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy to Pakistan said on Thursday that President Pervez Musharraf could easily ride out any local opposition to the U.S.
U.S. Commander, Saying Rebels Need Help, Hints More Troops
Friday November 09 09:00 AM EST
By THOM SHANKER with DEXTER FILKINS The New York Times
Gen. Tommy R. Franks gave his first Washington briefing on Thursday as the Northern Alliance claimed it was close to capturing the key Afghan city Mazar-i-Sharif.
Stories of Taliban atrocities spread as villagers flee over the front line
War on Terrorism: Refugees
By Justin Huggler in Hajimala refugee camp, Afghanistan
The Independent (UK) 09 November 2001
"They burnt some of us alive." It was almost the first thing he said to us. In the dust and squalor of a refugee camp, Salahuddin told yesterday how the Taliban burnt an entire family to death
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