Son, warriors remember Afghan "Lion of Panjsher"
By Rosalind Russell
DUSHANBE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Pushing back the sleeves of his oversized black suit, the young son of legendary Afghan opposition fighter Ahmad Shah Masood carefully signs a book of
Putin holds talks with Afghan opposition head
By Sergei Yakovlev
DUSHANBE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in ex-Soviet Tajikistan early on Monday to meet a senior leader of the opposition of neighbouring Afghanistan.
EU's Solana throws weight behind ex-Afghan king
By Crispian Balmer
ROME (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana denounced the Taliban on Sunday as a group of fanatics and said he hoped the former king of Afghanistan would soon succeed
6,000 Afghan refugees break through border, 5 injured in chaos
CHAMAN, Pakistan, Oct. 22 (Kyodo) - About 6,000 Afghan refugees fleeing U.S.-led military strikes forced their way through the Chaman checkpoint into western Pakistan despite
Abdullah says talks with Kharrazi were positive
Dushanbe, Oct 20, IRNA -- Visiting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Northern Alliance Abdullah Abdullah said here Saturday that his talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi had been positive.
Academic: Afghanistan future government meant to facilitate transfer of oil
Tehran, Oct 20, IRNA -- University Professor Ezzatollah Ezzati said Saturday that the future government in neighboring Afghanistan is meant to facilitate the transfer of oil and energy resources
AMERICA'S SEX TAUNT AT TALIBAN
OMAR'S ENJOYING HIS WIVES AS YOU GO TO DIE
DAILY MIRROR - Gary Jones In Afghanistan October 20, 2001
AFGHAN soldiers were told yesterday that while they were dying in the war their leader was enjoying a life of pleasure with his three wives.
Afghan and Pakistani Tribe Lives by Its Own Set of Rules
By RICK BRAGG - NY Times
PABBI, Pakistan, Oct. 19 - When a male child is born in a Pashtun village, gunfire is the first sound he hears. Pashtun men celebrate the birth of a brand-new warrior by firing their rifles into
Taliban Reportedly Find Pieces of U.S. Helicopter
Sunday October 21 12:58 PM ET
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Taliban movement said on Sunday its soldiers had found pieces of a U.S. helicopter and traces of blood near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar
Pakistan parents fight Jihad fever
Monday, October 22, 2001 - 9:16 AM SGT
KARACHI, Oct 22 (AFP) - Saleem Tanoli had to chain up his son for a night to stop him joining a growing 'holy army' in Pakistan wanting to help the Taliban against the United States.
US says it prepared to kill bin Laden, as Taliban brace for more commando raids
Monday, October 22, 2001 - 8:33 AM SGT
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (AFP) - US forces are prepared to kill terror suspect Osama bin Laden if he resists capture, a top official said Sunday, as Afghanistan's ruling Taliban ordered defences
'If I get out, I'll kill you first'
In one corner of Afghanistan's idyllic Panjshir Valley sits a Northern Alliance prison camp full of Taliban inmates. They have marked time for years since their capture during the civil war
Powell would like Kabul taken by winter
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Sunday the United States would like the military campaign in Afghanistan to help wrest control of Kabul from the ruling
Taliban talk defiance as planes fly over Kabul
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Oct 21 (Reuters) - In a special meeting called on Sunday to discuss Afghanistan's defence strategy after the first U.S. commando raid on their soil, the ruling Taliban said they
U.S. fighters hit Taliban front lines near Kabul
By Mike Collett-White
CHARIKAR, Afghanistan, Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. fighters struck targets just behind Taliban frontlines north of the capital of Kabul on Sunday, an opposition commander said.
INTERVIEW-Afghan opposition says to launch full attack
By Elizabeth Piper
DESHITIQALA, Afghanistan, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A senior commander in Afghanistan's Northern Alliance said on Sunday the opposition was preparing for a full assault on the key town
Taliban, opposition in stalemate near key city
By Rosalind Russell
DUSHANBE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Afghan opposition said on Sunday that a planned Taliban counter-offensive had not materialised with neither side able to break a standoff near
US Drops 68,000 Rations Over Afghan
BERLIN (AP) - Four American cargo jets dropped more than 68,000 packets of food over northern Afghanistan overnight in the ongoing U.S. effort to help civilians while attacking military targets
Afghan opposition spoilers vow no power struggle
By Tom Heneghan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A leading mujahideen pledged on Sunday that the days of bloody power struggles that allowed Afghanistan's Taliban to sweep into Kabul five years ago
Opposition assault on Kabul put on hold
GULBOHAR, Afghanistan, Oct 21 (AFP) - A top Afghan opposition official confirmed Sunday there will be no attack on Taliban-held Kabul until a plan for a viable alternative government is finalised.
US military advisors with opposition on three Afghan frontlines
JABAL SERAJ, Afghanistan, Oct 21 (AFP) - A senior Afghan opposition official said Sunday that teams of United States military advisors were with anti-Taliban forces in three frontline areas.
Zahir Shah's envoy hints backing of Afghan leaders
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Zahir Shah presence in Afghanistan will be symbolic because he could steer the country to secure shores out of the stormy ocean of difficulties
Taleban leader's son killed
An Afghan doctor has confirmed to the BBC that the son of the Taleban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in the US-led air strikes.
The 10-year-old boy died
Taliban decide to arm people against U.S. ground attack
ISLAMABAD, Oct. 21 (Kyodo) - Leaders of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia decided Sunday to arm the Afghan people with light and heavy weapons to fight U.S. special forces operating in the country
Russian defence, security chiefs in Dushanbe to discuss Afghanistan
DUSHANBE, Oct 21 (AFP) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov and the head of Russia's security service (FSB, ex-KGB) Nikolai Patrushev arrived in the Tajik capital Dushanbe Sunday for talks
Newsweek: Taliban Defector Says Bin Laden, Taliban Linked 'Like Head And Body'
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Major Mohammad, an Afghan helicopter pilot who recently deserted after transporting foreign terrorists and "holy warriors" in and out of the Kandahar region
Bin Laden is a "quiet" man whose media image is "distorted," says elder son
RIYADH, Oct 21 (AFP) - Osama bin Laden is a "quiet" man whose image has been "distorted" by the media, the chief terror suspect's elder son was quoted Sunday as saying.
Eliminate Bin Laden, CIA told
President Bush has authorised the CIA to use lethal force to eliminate Osama Bin Laden and key members of his al-Qaeda organisation, the Washington Post has revealed.
U.S. dismisses Taliban kill claim
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer on Sunday dismissed as wishful thinking a Taliban claim to have killed 20 to 25 members of a U.S. raiding party in Afghanistan.
No rift within Taliban: Haqqani
Islamabad, Oct 21, IRNA -- Taliban Minister for Borders and Tribal Affairs and a veteran Afghan Jihadi leader, Maulana Jalaluddin Haqqani has rejected reports that he has exchanged views with anybody
Afghan resolution to respect ethnic interests: Fischer, opposition
DUSHANBE, Oct 20 (AFP) - The Northern Alliance, Afghanistan's opposition to the Taliban regime, agreed that "the balance between different ethnic groups should be respected"
Commander says Afghanistan needs UN peacekeepers
By Tom Heneghan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The world could face further attacks like the September 11 suicide crashes in the United States if the United Nations does not send peacekeeping troops to
Former Afghan army chief due next week
Islamabad, Oct 21, IRNA -- In a bid to reunite former jehadi commanders and military officers, a former chief of the Afghanistan army, General Abdul Rahim, is scheduled to arrive in Peshawar next week.
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