Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

August-04-99

Taliban Surrounds Afghan Opposition

In the latest developments of the violent civil war in Afghanistan, the Taliban has reportedly cut a weapon supply line key to the opposition, killing at least 25 of their militiamen.

This comes as a significant blow to the opposition, which this week lost two of the four provinces they controlled. Abdullah, a leader of the opposition, commented that "Our fighters have repulsed the attack at Saland, but fighting is still going on at several other fronts."

In response, James Rubin, U.S. State Department spokesman, stated, "We are deeply distressed that after agreeing to a peaceful solution...the result was the Taliban went straight to the battlefield and has taken additional military steps. They are deluding themselves if they think they can win this conflict on the battlefield. The only way to resolve the situation in Afghanistan is for there to be an all-party, all-faction reconciliation. That is the way to peace in Afghanistan."

In addition, Iran - which has had strained relations with the Taliban since the murders of an Iranian journalist and several Iranian diplomats last year - has called upon the United Nations to use their influence to stop the civil war. Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi stressed the need for "a political solution rather than military actions," and pressured UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to "use his influence to put an end to the mass killings and interference by foreign forces in Afghanistan."

Media Resources: ando Times and AP - August 3, 1999 and Agence France Presse - August 4, 1999


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

12/18/2014 New Jersey is Inching Closer to Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Statewide - The Assembly Budget Committee of the New Jersey state legislature approved a paid sick leave bill Monday by a 6-4 vote. If the bill is passed, New Jersey workers will earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. . . .
 
12/18/2014 American Apparel Hired Its First-Ever Woman Chief Executive to Replace Dov Charney - Six months after retail store American Apparel fired its chief executive and founder Dov Charney, the company has hired retail executive Paula Schneider as a replacement. Schneider, who will become American Apparel's first female chief executive, will take over the position as of January 5. Charney had led American Apparel since 1998 and became well-known from American Apparel's sexist advertising and from several sexual harassment lawsuits and sexual assault accusations against him by former employees. . . .
 
12/18/2014 Obama's Judicial Appointments Most Diverse in History - Congress came to a close on Tuesday night with the Senate confirmation of 12 new federal judges and 12 executive appointments - including Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General, Sarah Saldana as head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Tony Blinken as deputy Secretary of State. . . .