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RESPONSE TO TERROR

Events at a Glance

November 26, 2001

WAR FRONT

A wave of U.S. Marines landed in the Taliban's southern stronghold of Kandahar, the first step in a buildup of forces that may soon more than double the number of U.S. ground troops in Afghanistan.

PRISON RIOTING

U.S. forces helped crush an outbreak of violence by about 300 non-Afghan Taliban fighters imprisoned at a fort near Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, Pentagon officials said. Hundreds of prisoners were reported killed in the battle.

FOREIGN FIGHTERS

The so-called foreign Taliban who came to Afghanistan from Muslim countries to wage holy war are reputed to be die-hards who prefer death to defeat. Now many are prisoners, but their rhetoric still matches their reputation.

NEGOTIATIONS

As the warlords and ethnic chieftains who have fought over Afghanistan for decades gather in Bonn to ponder the new distribution of power, Afghan women worry they are still pawns in the fight by their menfolk.

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