Timeline of Afghanistan (November 2001)


Timeline of Afghanistan (November 2001)

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

* Thursday, November 8 - Pakistan, being the only nation that still had diplomatic ties to the Taliban, asked Afghanistan's rulers to close their consulate in the city of Karachi.

: Three Japanese warships with several hundred sailors left port for the Indian Ocean. The goal was to provide the U.S.-led forces with non-combat military support. This was Japan's first mission of this kind since World War II.

: Prime minister Wim Kok of the Netherlands announced that 1000 soldiers would join the efforts of the war against terrorism.

* Saturday, November 10 - The Taliban and Northern Alliance fighters both claimed that the strategic northern Afghan city of Mazari Sharif was taken by Northern Alliance fighters.

* Wednesday, November 12 - Taliban forces abandon Kabul ahead of advancing Northern Alliance troops.

* Friday, November 14 - Northern Alliance fighters took over Kabul, the Afghan capital, and then controlled virtually all the north of Afghanistan.

* Sunday, November 25 - Northern Alliance gained control of Kunduz, the last Taliban stronghold in Northern Afghanistan, but only after Pakistani aircraft rescue several thousand Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters and their military advisers. [ [http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/020128fa_FACT] ] [ [http://www.msnbc.com/news/664935.asp?cp1=1] ] The Taliban then controlled less than 25% of the country, mainly around Kandahar in the south.

: U.S. Marines landed in force by helicopter at Camp Rhino south of Kandahar and began preparing it for fixed wing aircraft. They also occupied the main road between Kandahar and Pakistan.

: Forces loyal to bin Laden smuggled weapons into their prison near Mazari Sharif after surrendering at Kunduz. They attacked the Northern Alliance guards and storm an armory. U.S. Special Forces call in air attacks. Hundreds of prisoners are killed as well as 40 Alliance fighters and one U.S. CIA operative, Johnny Micheal Spann. Spann becomes the first U.S. and Coalition combat casualty. A young American named John Walker Lindh is found in the midst of the rebellion and extradited to the US on terrorism charges.

: Four British SAS special forces troops were injured inside Afghanistan and evacuated to hospital in Britain although the time and location of their operation was not known.

"See also"

Timeline of the War in Afghanistan:
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