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February 17, 1998 | From Associated Press
Bad weather blocked relief flights to quake-stricken northeastern Afghanistan again Monday, frustrating aid workers who had managed to get only one flight through in four days. An estimated 30,000 people in the remote mountains of the northeast are cold, hungry and badly in need of shelter and food after a powerful Feb. 4 quake that crumbled villages and killed an estimated 4,500 people. On Monday, two U.N.
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November 25, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N. and Taliban officials have agreed on a plan designed to virtually eradicate cultivation of the opium poppy in Afghanistan, the world's leading producer of the raw material for heroin. The agreement, struck between Pino Arlacchi, head of the United Nations' International Drug Control Program, and the Taliban, the fundamentalist Muslims who control two-thirds of Afghanistan, would take five years and several hundred million dollars to carry out. The U.N.
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September 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
The Taliban militia captured the stronghold of former government military chief Ahmed Shah Masoud and was pushing into the Panjsher valley, aid workers said today. They said the guerrillas had captured the town of Jabal os Saraj, about 45 miles north of the Afghan capital, early today after a three-hour battle. The aid workers said the Taliban fighters were searching for former government leaders in the town, but it appeared most of them had escaped.
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September 26, 1996 | From Reuters
Security Council members called Wednesday for an immediate end to the fighting in Afghanistan and for peace talks as the government denied that the capital was about to fall to the Taliban militia. The appeal was announced after a meeting of the 15-nation Security Council in New York, following a string of military successes by the radical Islamic Taliban that has brought the conflict to the gates of Kabul.
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February 20, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After enduring a Kremlin-sponsored putsch, a Muslim jihad and a civil war among Islamic rivals, the people of Kabul on Sunday experienced a new kind of conflict--a sitzkrieg, or sitting war, with a U.N.-sponsored peace plan dangling in the balance. The arrival of a new fighting force on the outskirts of this battered capital and the ensuing shift in the military balance have endangered a plan for the transfer of power in Afghanistan that had been brokered over the past two months by U.N.
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August 17, 1992 | From Associated Press
U.N. aid agencies have evacuated all but about half a dozen foreign employees from Kabul, where nearly two weeks of rocket attacks have left more than 1,000 people dead, sources said Sunday. The United Nations thus became the first foreign agency to withdraw its forces from the capital since the latest wave of fighting broke out. The U.N.
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April 21, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Appealing to all Afghans to "refrain from revenge," the U.N. envoy trying to broker an urgent peace in the country said Monday that regime leaders and Muslim guerrillas massed outside the capital are moving closer to compromise. But he stressed that the safe departure of ousted dictator Najibullah is "part and parcel" of any interim agreement to fill Afghanistan's power vacuum.
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April 19, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ousted President Najibullah spends what may well be the last days of his life in a small room with a television and a radio. There are only a few chairs, enough for his trusted brother and the two generals who remain by his side. Every hour he sits, he waits to learn whether he will live or die. Holed up in a loosely guarded U.N.
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April 16, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Islamic rebels tightened their stranglehold on the territory of Afghanistan's embattled President Najibullah on Wednesday, taking control of the major air base that protects his regime. The move threatened to subvert a hard-won U.N. peace plan for Afghanistan in the 11th hour of negotiations.
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April 11, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali said Friday that all key warring factions have agreed in principle to a prescription for peace in Afghanistan, paving the way to an end of the 13-year war that has left more than 1 million people dead, 5 million in exile and a nation on the edge of disintegration. In unveiling details of the fragile, U.N.-brokered plan, Boutros-Ghali and his personal envoy, Benon Sevan, expressed hope that fighting in the South Asian nation could end within weeks.
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