Chronology: Afghanistan

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Chronology: Afghanistan


Afghanistan See also, Regional Affairs

2000

July 22: The Washington Post reported that in a Kabul sports stadium, at the first public execution since November, the brother of a murder victim cut the convicted murderer's throat. [7/22 WPI

Aug. 3: After clashes with fighters of the United Islamic Force for the Salvation of Afghanistan (UIFSA), headed by General Ahmad Shah Mas'ud, Taliban forces captured and took control of Ishkamish, a city in northern Afghanistan. [8/4 NYT]

The US State Department issued a statement declaring that talks had been held between Russia and the United States, in which the two countries pledged to expand UN sanctions against Afghanistan. [8/4 NYT]

Aug. 6: Aid workers said that on 5 August, in western Herat Province, 300 miles west of Kabul, gunmen had killed 12 people, including seven workers of the Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation. [8/7 NYT, WP]

Aug. 8: The New York Times reported that the Taliban had captured from UIFSA forces most of Bangi district, near the city of Taloqan, the capital of Takhar Province and a city controlled by UIFSA forces. [8/8 NYT]

Aug. 9: The Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported that Taliban forces had taken control of suburbs surrounding Taloqan. [8/10 NYT]

Aug. 16: In Kabul, Taliban authorities closed down 25 bakeries that had been opened by the UN World Food Program, and operated by widows, claiming that under Islam, women were forbidden to work. The move left 350 women unemployed. …

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