Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Afghanistan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Afghanistan

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2001

Jan. 18: Sources reported that on 17 January, in an abandoned air field 31 miles north of Kabul, United Islamic Forces for the Salvation of Afghanistan (UIFSA) and Taliban forces had exchanged artillery fire. [1/20 FBIS]

Jan. 23: The International Committee of the Red Cross announced that in an effort to make Afghanistanis more self-sufficient, it would end food distributions in Kabul. [1/24 NYT]

Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that according to opposition sources, after driving out Taliban fighters, opposition forces had secured control of the Yakawlang district, in Bamiyan Province. [1/24 FBIS]

Jan. 24: A spokesman for UIFSA Commander Ahmad Shah Mas'ud said that opposition forces had captured villages from the Taliban around the district of Khwajaghar, in Takhar Province. [1/26 FBIS]

Jan. 30: Officials from the United Nations said that on 29 January, in the western city of Herat, 110 refugees living in displacement camps had frozen to death. [1/31 NYT]

Feb. 10: Outside of Herat, a US plane brought thousands of blankets, tents, and water cans for the 80,000 refugees living in UN displacement camps. [2/11 NYT]

Feb. 15: The UN Office for Drug Control said that since the Taliban's July 2000 ban on poppy cultivation, opium production in Afghanistan had virtually halted. …

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