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The Taliban’s audacious jail-break in Qandahar

Zia Sarhadi

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14322011-05-01

It is a safe bet that the Taliban have never heard of much less read Barack Obama’s book, Audacity of Hope yet they have shown plenty of it in what they did in Qandahar on April 25. Digging a tunnel some 360 meters long (some reports have suggested it was 1,000 meters long) under the Qandahar-Herat highway, they reached the Sarpoza prison and rescued 487 prisoners, many of them Taliban fighters while the guards were asleep.


Hundreds dying as US missiles and bombs hit Afghan cities and villages

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 29, 14222001-10-16

he beginning of US assaults on Afghanistan on October 7, killing scores of people, may have little to do directly with the attacks on September 11 in New York and Washington, despite claims to the contrary.


Assassination attempt on Osama ben Laden foiled in Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Hijjah 23, 14171997-05-01

Following last month’s attempt on the life of Osama bin Laden, the famed Arabian mujahid residing in the mountains of Afghanistan, he moved with his family to Qandahar on April 4.

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