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- UNAMA: ‘Whole spectrum of Afghan society’ must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council. 10 Sep 2019
- UNICEF: Too young to serve - A 16-year-old Afghan police recruit tells of his terror. 6 Sep 2019
- OCHA: UN Emergency Fund provides $75 million to eight underfunded crises. 5 Sep 2019
- Theirworld: Education can help to bring peace in Afghanistan - but not while schools are under attack. 21 Aug 2019
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- UNAMA: Briefing to the United Nations Security Council by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Mr. Tadamichi Yamamoto, New York, 10 September 2019. 10 Sep 2019
- FAO: Afghanistan: Situation report, September 2019. 16 Sep 2019
- Save the Children: At least 25 children hospitalised after Ghazni car bomb attack. 10 Jul 2019
- USAID: Assistance to Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan (ALBA) (April 2013 – March 2018). 16 Sep 2019
- ECHO: ECHO Factsheet – Afghanistan (Last updated 12/09/2019). 17 Sep 2019
ICRC NEWS 40
QALATAK, Afghanistan (Reuter) - Afghan Muslim fundamentalist said Wednesday they had contained a major
Dr. Norbert Holl, head of the UN Special Mission, arrived in Kabul on 1 October to discuss with Mulla Rabbani the current situation. On 3 October Dr. Holl held talks with Mullah Rabbani and Mullah Ghaus in Kabul and General Dostum in Mazar-i-Sharif.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuter) - Afghanistan's ousted President Burhanuddin Rabbani met General Abdul Rashid Dostum Tuesday in the strongest sign so far that the Uzbek military commander would oppose the Taleban militia.
After embracing along the road in front of Dostum's uniformed soldiers near the dusty city of Mazar-I-Sharif 250 miles northwest of Kabul, Rabbani and the Afghan warlord drove off in a convoy for talks at Dostum's stronghold.
A few hours after the take-over of Kabul by the Taliban the ICRC's Head of Delegation in Afghanistan met the Taliban's leadership to discuss the continuation of the institution's activities in the Afghan capital. As all the necessary guarantees were given, ICRC operations on behalf of conflict victims can go on.
Active in Afghanistan since 1987 and witness to both the withdrawal of Soviet troops in February 1989 and the fall of President Najibullah's regime in 1992, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has maintained a constant presence and ongoing programmes to help the victims of the interminable Afghan conflict, a conflict so universally forgotten, particularly in its post-Soviet, civil-war phase, that the whole country until recently seemed to have faded from the map of the world.
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This report includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Liberia and Sierra Leone C) Angola D) Afghanistan
Christopher Thomasreports from the Salang Tunnel
TALEBAN Islamic soldiers are massed at the mouth of the strategic Salang Tunnel in northern Afghanistan, waiting in high spirits for the order to march. These are the "holy warriors" who have conquered most of the country in barely two years: they are fired with a sense of invincibility.
A heavy machinegun points into the highway tunnel. Heavy guns stare down from the surrounding Hindu Kush mountains. Just beyond the other end, 1.6 miles away, the forces of General Rashid Dostum, the Uzbek warlord of the north, are waiting.
In the few days the Taleban have controlled Kabul, their armed militia have taken prisoner up to 1,000 civilians during house to house searches throughout the city, according to information received by Amnesty International.
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INTRO: THE U-N PEACE ENVOY FOR AFGHANISTAN HAS MET WITH TALEBAN LEADERS AND A POWERFUL NORTHERN GENERAL. CORRESPONDENT DOUGLAS BAKSHIAN REPORTS THE CONTACTS COME AS FORCES OF BOTH SIDES ARE AT A STANDOFF AROUND A STRATEGIC PASS.
TEXT: U-N ENVOY NORBERT HALL MET FOR MORE THAN ONE-HOUR WITH SENIOR TALEBAN OFFICIALS IN KABUL, INCLUDING NULLAH GAUS THE ACTING TALEBAN FOREIGN MINISTER.
AFGHANISTAN : ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME appeal no. 01.19/96 Information Bulletin No. 01
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I. OVERALL SITUATION
KABUL (Sep 30, 1996 4:30 p.m. EDT) - Afghanistan's Islamic Taleban militia swept northward in relentless pursuit of the country's former government forces on Monday, claiming victory over key towns and a province north of the capital Kabul.
Taleban fighters said they had bottled up former defence minister Ahmad Shah Masood in his Panjsher valley stronghold
The World Food Programme, taking advantage of the fact that all main roads into Kabul are open for the first time in three years, is moving as much food as possible into the Afghan capital in case an emergency arises.
BY LAWRENCE FREEDMAN
ANY regime which publicly hangs the body of a former president and imposes stern Islamic law is likely to ring international alarm bells, yet the seizure of Kabul by Taleban is also being greeted with some relief as it provides the best hope of ending almost two decades of war.
From December 1979, when Soviet troops entered Afghanistan to prop up a failing Marxist regime, to their departure a decade later, the conflict was understood in largely global terms as part of the Cold War. There was some surprise when the Soviet withdrawal did not result in peace.