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2003-10-10 Afghanistan
Rival Afghan factions sign truce
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Posted by Rafael 2003-10-10 2:30:21 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [392 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Place your bets. My money's on "nay".
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-10 9:07:34 AM||   2003-10-10 9:07:34 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 The Hunda is on -- everybody reload.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-10 12:30:29 PM||   2003-10-10 12:30:29 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Reloading completed, commence fire!
A day after rival warlords agreed to a cease-fire, skirmishes broke out between their soldiers Friday, threatening the shaky truce that followed the bloodiest fighting in months in northern Afghanistan. The skirmishes, coming two days after fighting that reportedly killed more than 60 troops, exposed the fragility of President Hamid Karzai's U.S.-backed government, which has controlled Afghanistan since an American-led coalition ousted the Taliban regime in late 2001.
Gen. Majid Rozi, a commander loyal to northern Uzbek warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum, denied there was any new fighting, saying only that "sporadic shooting" was reported in the region. Gen. Abdul Sabur, top commander of Dostum's archrival, Atta Mohammed, said fighting broke out in two places west of Mazar-e-Sharif. Sabur said his soldiers used tanks, machine guns and other weapons after Dostum's troops fired first. It was not known if there were more casualties or whether the fighting continued. The reports could not be independently confirmed. A British army officer monitoring the cease-fire said the situation was unclear, although it was possible new clashes had occurred. The officer declined to give his name.
Posted by Steve  2003-10-10 3:57:17 PM||   2003-10-10 3:57:17 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 A British army officer monitoring the cease-fire said the situation was unclear, although it was possible new clashes had occurred. The officer declined to give his name.

Why not? I think he just wasn't sure what it was... ;)
Posted by Bulldog  2003-10-10 6:45:07 PM||   2003-10-10 6:45:07 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 A British army officer monitoring the cease-fire

Where in the hell do the Brits get people to do this? It's not that large a country. If the US had the per capita audacity of the UK we really would be running the world.
Posted by Shipman 2003-10-10 7:02:08 PM||   2003-10-10 7:02:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Shipman here is a link to an article on British Pilots of the Omani Airforce from the Braden Files.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-10 10:04:33 PM||   2003-10-10 10:04:33 PM|| Front Page Top

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