Timeline of Afghanistan (December 2001)


Timeline of Afghanistan (December 2001)

__NOTOC__This is a timeline of the history of Afghanistan in December 2001. The list is not complete and you are welcome to expand it.

* Monday, December 3 - News reports state that Australian, British, French, German and Russian special forces are on the ground in Afghanistan in addition to U.S. special forces and marines.

* December 18 - According to a December 18 2001 article published in the "New York Times" the US and Northern Alliance had started to diverge over the American aerial policy.

cite news
title= As Afghan war winds down, allies are split: Anti-Taliban forces want territory, but U.S. is focused on bin Laden
page=
pages=
publisher=New York Times
author= [Michael R. Gordon,
date= December 18, 2001
accessdate=2008-05-19
quote=
] It quoted a Northern Alliance commander, who stated::

The article quoted a senior American military official, who stated::

* Throughout DecemberU.S. and Northern Alliance forces are aided by so-called Eastern Alliance of ethnic Pashtuns in driving the Taliban from control of all areas of Afghanistan. U.S. attacks target al-Qaeda strongholds in Tora Bora near the Pakistan border. Many al-Qaeda are taken prisoner by U.S, Pakistan and the new UN-approved interim government of Afghanistan. UN peacekeepers move into Afghanistan.

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