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06 Jul 1999 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 99/0075
Afghanistan - Forest Fires
OCHA Situation Report No.2

19 Jun 1999 description

Peshawar, Pakistan (dpa) - Four people have been killed in attempts to put out a forest fire raging out of control in northeastern Afghanistan, the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) agency reported Saturday.

The blaze in Kunar province started last Sunday and had consumed hundreds of hectares of forest, the report said. The fire was advancing rapidly through the Dara Pech valley, some 30 kilometres south of the provincial capital Asadabad.

"We do not have the resources to fight a fire of this scale," local Taleban administrator Sadar Azam told the news agency.

18 Jun 1999 description
report Xinhua

ISLAMABAD (June 18) XINHUA - The Afghan ruling group, Taliban, Friday renewed appeal for immediate international assistance to extinguish a forest fire in northeastern Afghanistan which has been raging for the last five days.

The fire in the mountainous Kunar province, which broke out last Sunday, has engulfed trees over hundreds of hectares and 10 villages and is rapidly approaching towards Pakistan's border town of Chitral, Taliban's chief representative to Islamabad Maulvi Saeed-ur-Rahman Haqqani told Xinhua.

17 Jun 1999 description

Peshawar, Pakistan (dpa) - A forest fire in northeastern Afghanistan was raging out of control for a fifth day Thursday, the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) agency reported.

The blaze in Kunar province started Sunday and had consumed hundreds of hectares of forest, the report said. The fire was advancing rapidly through the Dara Pech valley, some 30 kilometres south of the provincial capital Asadabad.

"We do not have the resources to fight a fire of this scale," local Taleban administrator Sadar Azam told the news agency.

16 Jun 1999 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 99/0072
Afghanistan - Forest Fires
OCHA Situation Report No.1