U.S. warplanes focused their latest military assault on Kunduz, the last major town in Northern Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban. According to an opposition commander, some 20,000 Taliban fighters and al-Qaida members remain in the town.
Opposition forces reportedly take the cities of Jalalabad and the airport outside the southern city of Kandahar, as Afghanistan's Taliban regime continues to crumble.
Filling the void left by fleeing Taliban forces, the opposition Northern Alliance took Kabul early this morning, forcing the United Nations to speed creation of a post-Taliban government.
Leaders in the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance today said opposition forces have captured the western city of Herat and advanced to within a few miles of the Afghan capital of Kabul.
United States jets today reportedly hit a Taliban garrison in northern Afghanistan and destroy a hydroelectric dam complex in the southwest.
As U.S. warplanes launched the most intense bombardment of Taliban front lines to date, the Pentagon reported that the U.S. military campaign had successfully degraded the Taliban's military capability.
Taliban leaders said today they had captured and executed Abdul Haq, a top opposition official considered central to the effort to build a broad-based post-Taliban government.
U.S. airstrikes on Afghanistan continued into the Muslim holy day, concentrating on targets in the Afghan capital of Kabul and mistakenly hitting a Red Cross compound for the second time since the military campaign began.
For the fourth consecutive day, U.S. warplanes pummeled Taliban frontline targets in the north and south as the Taliban remains determined to repel U.S. forces.
With U.S. airstrikes targeting Taliban front-line troops for the third day, top Pentagon officials are encouraging the opposition Northern Alliance to advance against the Taliban positions north of Kabul and around Mazar-e-Sharif.
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