Afghan guerrilla commander Masood buried in Panjshir Valley
Sunday September 16, 6:39 PM
SARICHA, Afghanistan, Sept 16 (AFP) - Anti-Taliban opposition commander Ahmad Shah Masood, known as the "Lion of Panjshir" for his legendary exploits as a guerrilla fighter against Soviet occupation
Anti-Taliban government vows to fight on
New Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. — The anti-Taliban Afghan government, mourning the death of its military chief, Ahmad Shah Masood, today vowed to continue its military campaign against the regime.
Taliban is a 'monster hatched by the US'
The Independent UK
By Peter Popham in Islamabad
17 September 2001
If the United States follows through with the rhetoric and commits ground troops to Afghanistan, one day soon, American troops will come face to face with the Taliban the monster they helped to create.
Afghanistan steps up military presence on border with Pakistan
Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia has stepped up its military presence along its border with Pakistan, which has promised "full cooperation" with Washington in the event of a US assault on Afghanistan.
Afghan-Australians mourn leader
A GROUP of Afghan young people living in Australia were willing to return to their country to fight against the Taliban regime, the country's honorary consul Mahmoud Saikal said.
Anti-Taliban opposition pledges full support for US action
Monday September 17, 12:56 AM
ISLAMABAD, Sept 16 (AFP) - Any US-led military action against Afghanistan-based suspected terrorist, Osama bin Laden, would be more potent with the backing of the anti-Taliban alliance, the guerrilla group said Sunday.
Gaddafi says U.S. risks quagmire in Afghanistan
By Gilles Trequesser
Monday September 17, 7:35 AM
SOLLOUG, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi warned the United States on Sunday it could fall into a Soviet-style quagmire in Afghanistan if it retaliated there for devastating terror
President Khatami slams assassination of Afghan leader
Tehran, Sept 16, IRNA -- Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Sunday condemned the terrorist attempt on the life of the legendary leader of anti-Taliban Northern Alliance Forces in Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Masood.
Food prices rise as Afghan currency plunges
Monday September 17, 12:44 AM
KABUL (Reuters) - Prices of essential food soared across Afghanistan on Sunday as residents raced to stock up on essentials and the currency, the afghani, slid in the face of a possible attack by the United States.
Pakistan to pressure Taliban to hand over bin Laden
By David Fox
Monday September 17, 1:32 AM
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan is to send a team of officials to Afghanistan on Monday to press the ruling Taliban into handing over Saudi-born fugitive Osama bin Laden and help prevent a potential catastrophe in the region.
Powell Says U.S. Heeds Pakistan Internal Problems
Sunday, September 16, 2001 12:42 PM EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Colin Powell praised Pakistan on Sunday for backing Washington's fight against ``terrorism'' and said the United States would bear in mind the internal
Taliban Leader Calls War Council of Clerics
Sunday, September 16, 2001 12:07 PM EST
KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The spiritual leader of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban movement, Mullah Mohammad Omar, on Sunday called an urgent council of senior Islamic clerics to discuss
Thousands mourn anti-Taleban leader
Sunday, 16 September, 2001, 09:43 GMT 10:43 UK BBC News
Ahmad Shah Masoud's VOICE
Large crowds have attended the funeral of the main leader of the anti-Taleban forces in Afghanistan, Ahmed Shah Masood.
Masood death shows stable Afghan rule needed-UK
LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Britain said on Saturday the death of Afghan opposition chief Ahmad Shah Masood following a bomb attack underlined the need for a broad-based and legitimate government to emerge in Afghanistan.
Guerrilla leader Masood buried in home village
By Sebastian Alison
Sunday September 16, 2:19 PM
JANGALAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's legendary guerrilla leader Ahmad Shah Masood, the "Lion of Panjsher", was buried near his home village on Sunday amid scenes of intense grief and calls for revenge.
Afghan Taliban Insist It Must Protect Bin Laden
Sunday September 16 9:53 AM ET
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban said on Sunday it held to its position of sheltering Saudi-born dissident Osama bin Laden, chief suspect in the terror attacks on the United States
Taliban given three days to hand over bin Laden
September 16, 2001 Posted: 8:24 AM EDT (1224 GMT)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistan is to give the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan three days to hand over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden or face massive military action led by the U.S.
Pakistan to send delegation to Kabul, Musharaff facing domestic opposition
Sunday September 16, 7:50 PM
ISLAMABAD, Sept 16 (AFP) - Pakistan is to send a delegation to Kabul Monday in a last-ditch bid to persuade the ruling Taliban militia to hand over accused terrorist Osama bin Laden and avert US military
Taliban leader calls urgent meeting on defence
Sunday September 16, 9:53 PM
KABUL (Reuters) - The spiritual leader of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban movement, Mullah Mohammad Omar, on Sunday called an urgent meeting of senior Islamic clerics to discuss the defence of the nation.
Russian division in Tajikistan placed on alert
Sunday September 16, 7:58 PM
MOSCOW, Sept 16 (AFP) - A Russian division of 7,000 men based in Tajikistan, which borders Afghanistan, has been put on alert, Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov announced Sunday
India on alert for fallout of possible U.S. strike
By Kamil Zaheer
Sunday September 16, 11:02 PM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian authorities have ordered police throughout the country to be on guard for clashes between majority Hindus and minority Muslims if the United States launches any attacks
Iran prepares for crush of Afghan refugees fleeing possible US strikes
Sunday September 16, 8:31 PM
TEHRAN, Sept 16 (AFP) - Iran is bracing for a massive influx of Afghan refugees fleeing in fear of US retaliatory strikes, saying that its border with Afghanistan is closed and no "infringement" will be tolerated.
Gulf monarchies mobilize against terrorism and the Taliban
Sunday September 16, 8:25 PM
DUBAI, Sept 16 (AFP) - Gulf monarchies are joining the drive to isolate the Taliban by reviewing their relations with Afghanistan's Islamist ruling militia and pledging to cooperate with Washington's fight against terrorism.
U.S. Girds for War; Bin Laden Denies Responsibility
Sunday, September 16, 2001 8:19 AM EST
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States readied its forces on Sunday to strike back at those behind the assault on U.S. landmarks, while the chief suspect, Osama bin Laden
Foreign Aid Workers Leave Afghan Capital
Sunday, September 16, 2001 3:34 AM EST
KABUL (Reuters) - The last Western aid workers left Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Sunday, a day after the ruling Taliban told them they could not guarantee their security amid expectations
Tribesmen protest US plan to attack Afghanistan
Islamabad, Sept 16, IRNA - The possible American strikes against Afghanistan in the aftermath of terrorist attacks at WTC and Pentagon, have sent a wave of shock and anger among the tribesmen
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