GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
December 7, 2001: Afghan opposition forces conquer Kandahar, effectively ending Taliban authority.

In previous weeks, the first major incursion of U.S. ground troops had landed near Kandahar, the last major city under Taliban control, to support Afghans fighting Taliban and al-Qaeda forces. A series of U.S. air strikes opens the way for the anti-Taliban forces to take control of the city.

NPR Kandahar Postcard .cfm?segID=134886

NPR reports from the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.