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12 November 2001 Military News

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November 12, 2001 Airstrikes

Operations

  • AFGHAN / AID VOA 12 Nov. 2001-- United Nations aid agencies report looting of their warehouses and scenes of chaos in Mazar-e-Sharif, after the Afghan town fell to the Northern Alliance anti-Taleban forces on Friday
  • AFGHAN ATTACKS VOA 12 Nov. 2001-- Northern Alliance commanders in Afghanistan say their troops are engaged in heavy fighting with Taleban fighters on frontlines north of Kabul

Defense Policy / Programs

Government Statements and Transcripts

  • Transcript: Powell Asks Security Council for 'New Resolve' Against Terror 12 Nov. 2001-- Powell: "For many, implementation will involve complicated and difficult challenges to their financial and legal systems, changes to the established ways of doing things, changes aimed at choking off the funding and weaponry that sustain these terrorist groups, changes in the way we cooperate to find and bring terrorists to justice and to safeguard borders,"
  • Transcript: Powell Interview on Meet the Press 12 Nov. 2001-- POWELL: Well, the Northern Alliance does not want to physically enter Kabul. They have said so for weeks now. Their foreign ministry yesterday reaffirmed that they prefer not to enter Kabul. Although, as he also said, if there is a power vacuum, they will have to take another look at that
  • Text: Uzbekistan to Arrange Humanitarian Aid by River Barge 12 Nov. 2001-- Beginning the supply of humanitarian assistance through river barge and land bridge from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan has been one of the key goals of the United States Government and its Coalition partners

US Domestic Responses

International Responses

  • LIBYA/UN VOA 12 Nov. 2001-- Libya's foreign minister today joined in the call for an international response to the terrorist threat. But, in a speech to the U-N General Assembly, he was also critical of the Lockerbie bombing verdict handed down earlier this year.
  • U-N / COUNCIL / TERRORISM VOA 12 Nov. 2001-- Meeting at the foreign minister level, the United Nations Security Council has unanimously called on all nations to take urgent action to fight terrorism
  • BRITAIN / INDIA VOA 12 Nov. 2001-- Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have held talks on the situation in Afghanistan and on the wider war on terrorism
  • TURKEY / U-N VOA 12 Nov. 2001-- The Turkish official says all those who use terrorist acts to advance a political or religious cause should be treated the same, no matter what their rationale or country of origin
  • U-N-AFGHAN MEETING VOA 12 Nov. 2001-- A special committee of the United Nations has given full support to efforts to create a broad-based, multi-ethnic government in Afghanistan as soon as possible
  • KENYA / ARRESTS VOA 12 Nov. 2001-- In Kenya, police have arrested dozens of people suspected of having links with Osama bin Laden
  • Afghanistan's Neighbors Call for Broad-Based Government USIA 12 Nov. 2001-- "Six plus Two" ministers meet at UN
  • Security Council Foreign Ministers Discuss Counter-Terrorism USIA 12 Nov. 2001-- Adopt resolution emphasizing need for international cooperation

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • AFGHAN / REFUGEES VOA 12 Nov. 2001-- Refugees began returning to their homes in northern Afghanistan Monday, within days and sometimes only hours of the retreat of Taleban troops.
  • BIN LADEN INTERVIEW VOA 12 Nov. 2001-- A Pakistani journalist who recently spoke with the Saudi fugitive says he believes the bombing campaign has hurt the al-Qaida terrorist network



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