Sequence of events in US attacks on Afghanistan
Monday October 8, 8:04 AM
PARIS, Oct 8 (AFP) - The following is a time-line of events surrounding the US-led strikes on Afghanistan, which were launched on Sunday:
US, Britain pound Taliban positions; bin Laden said to survive
Monday October 8, 5:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (AFP) - US and British forces launched air strikes against Afghanistan's Taliban regime on Sunday, opening a military front in the war on terrorism declared following the September 11 attacks
US-British strikes only the start of a campaign agsinst Taliban, terrorists
Monday October 8, 5:49 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (AFP) - The US and British air strikes launched Sunday are only the opening shot of a sustained military campaign aimed at ousting Afghanistan's Taliban rulers and destroying
Allied Attacks Target Several Terrorist and Taliban Facilities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 2001 - AAR - Afghan and American sources said that Taliban and terrorist installations, including command and control, radar, airfield, air defense, communications and Bin Laden's
Clashes Break Out in Afghan Border Town - IRNA
Sunday October 7 6:26 PM ET
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Fighting broke out on Sunday between Afghanistan (news - web sites)'s ruling Taliban militia and people in the western Afghan border town of Zaranj in the wake of U.S
Pakistan Police Break Up Anti-American Protests
Sunday, October 07, 2001 7:55 PM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Police broke up several protests in the Pakistan border city of Peshawar early on Monday as angry students tried to demonstrate against the U.S. attacks
Afghan Opposition Commander Hails U.S. Attacks on Taliban
Sunday, October 07, 2001 7:48 PM EST
TEHRAN, Oct 7, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- An Afghan opposition military leader hailed the Sunday's strike against the ruling Taliban regime by the U.S., saying such attacks will produce positive
Arabs express anger at U.S. attacks
By Miral Fahmy
Monday October 8, 5:38 AM
DUBAI (Reuters) - Many Arabs expressed anger at Sunday's U.S.-led military strikes on Afghanistan and some warned they would only provoke more attacks against Washington.
Saddam condemns US "aggression" on Afghanistan
Monday October 8, 5:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Oct 7 (AFP) - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein condemned Sunday's US-led "aggression" against Afghanistan, saying it fell outside international law, state television reported.
Pakistan hopes strikes 'over soon'
Sunday, 7 October, 2001, 21:00 GMT 22:00 UK BBC News
Pakistanis march against government support for the US
Pakistan has said it "regrets" that its diplomatic efforts to negotiate with the Taleban regime did not succeed and it hopes the US military strikes on Afghanistan will be over soon.
Taliban condemns US attack, asks Afghans to rise up
Islamabad, Oct 7, IRNA -- Afghanistan's ruling Taliban has condemned the American attacks on Afghanistan and asked the Afghan nation to rise up against what it called the "aggressors."
Hekmatyar condemns American attacks
Islamabad, Oct 8, IRNA -- Former Afghan Prime Minister and Chief of Hizb-e-Islami Gul Boddin Hekmatyar has condemned the American attacks on Afghanistan and said the strikes have
U.S. launches attack on Afghanistan
October 7, 2001 Posted: 1:11 p.m. EDT (1711 GMT)
(CNN) -- The United States launched an attack on Afghanistan and its ruling Taliban on Sunday in retaliation for the September 11 terrorist strikes on New York and Washington.
US begins military strike
Sunday, 7 October, 2001, 17:42 GMT 18:42 UK BBC News
Bush: Taleban will 'pay the price'
The United States has begun a military strike on Afghanistan.
President Bush described the attacks as a new front in the operation to combat terrorism.
U.S. air strikes on Kabul possible midnight Sun.
JABAL-US-SARAJ, Afghanistan, Oct. 7 (Kyodo) - U.S. air strikes on the Afghan capital Kabul in retaliation against the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States may take place midnight Sunday
Northern Alliance says US attack likely "very soon"
By Sergei Karazy
JABAL-US-SARAJ, Afghanistan, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The foreign minister in Afghanistan's opposition Northern Alliance said on Sunday U.S. air strikes on the Taliban were likely very soon and told
Pakistan leader schedules Monday news conference
ISLAMABAD, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Pakistan's military ruler General Pervez Musharraf on Sunday scheduled a televised news conference for Monday morning, his first in almost three months.
Rabbani says Pakistan "interfering" in Afghanistan's internal affairs
TEHRAN, Oct 7 (AFP) - Deposed Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani on Sunday accused Pakistan of "interfering" in Afghanistan's internal affairs amid signs a US-led anti-terrorism coalition may
US troops deploy at Uzbek base as Taliban claim border reinforced
ISLAMABAD, Oct 7 (AFP) - Uzbekistan on Sunday confirmed the arrival of an advance party of the first US ground combat troops deployed in the global campaign against terrorism, while Afghanistan's
Rally for the return of Afghan king
By Daniel Lak - BBC
For the first time in this border city, a public meeting has been held denouncing the Taleban regime in Afghanistan and calling for the reinstatement of the exiled former king, Zahir Shah.
Pakistan radical leader held
The leader of a Pakistani religious party with close links to the Taleban regime in Afghanistan has been placed under house arrest ahead of a planned anti-US rally.
A spokesman for the radical Jamiat Ulema Islam
US gave silent blessing to Taliban rise to power: analysts
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban regime, now bracing for punitive US military strikes, was brought to power with Washington's silent blessing as it dallied in an abortive new
Tehran and Washington a step closer through Afghanistan
TEHRAN, Oct 7 (AFP) - Despite Iran's refusal to join hands with the United States in the US anti-terror campaign, the two governments share similar views on Afghanistan and the need
Bin Laden Look-Alikes Reportedly Placed in Afghanistan
Sunday October 7 8:54 AM ET
DUBAI (Reuters) - The brother of Afghanistan's late opposition commander said in remarks published on Sunday that Osama bin Laden has doubles traveling around Afghanistan to confuse people
Taliban offer to try bin Laden in Afghanistan
By Andy Soloman
ISLAMABAD, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's isolated ruling Taliban said on Sunday they were ready to put Osama bin Laden, top suspect in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Afghan cash pledges top appeal
Donor countries have pledged $608m for Afghan refugees - far more than the United Nations has asked for. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan had appealed for $584m to help millions of Afghans
UK asylum for 100,000 Afghans
Updated on 10/7/2001 12:00:47 PM
ISLAMABAD (Online): The United Kingdom will ensure political asylum to as many as 100,000 Afghan displaced people within the next few months to share burden with Pakistan.British Prime Minister Tony Blair
Pakistan freezes Taliban leaders' accounts: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Oct 7, IRNA -- Pakistan has frozen the bank accounts and assets, if any, of Taliban leaders apart from Osama bin Laden and his associates.
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