Amid heavy U.S. airstrikes, anti-Taliban troops battled for control of the airport outside the southern city of Kandahar. Meanwhile in the north, factional fighting prompted the United Nations to pull out of the region.
Aided by heavy U.S. airstrikes, anti-Taliban tribesmen pressed toward the Taliban's last remaining stronghold of Kandahar on Friday, as American officials warned of potential violence against forces in the region.
About 500 U.S. Marines Monday landed in Afghanistan, seizing an airstrip near the Taliban southern stronghold of Kandahar.
On the thirteenth day of air strikes around Kabul and Kandahar, elite U.S. commando troops reportedly entered Afghanistan to assist opposition forces in the overthrow of the Taliban.
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