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Kandahar, 2001 Timeline Sunday, April 15 Bookmark and Share     Author
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Taliban evacuate Kandahar  Mullah Omar, has agreed to leave Kandahar within 24 hours after a week of battlefield setbacks Taliban still in control of Kandahar  Mullah Omar had shuffled the top administrative posts and is holding talks with the Norzai tribe to divide rule Taleban vow to defend Kandahar  Taleban is dismissing reports that some of their fighters have been leaving Kandahar Taliban vow to fight on in Kandahar  Taliban spokesman declared they will keep defend Islam and have no communication with bin Laden or al Qaeda Alliance ready to push south  Northern Alliance's troops battle for Marjeh and Nadali, two towns just north of Kandahar Marines on ground near Kandahar  U.S. Marines touched down in helicopters south of Kandahar. The number should swell to between 1,200 and 1,500   U.S. strikes leadership compound  Attack from the air strikes 2 Taliban facilities southeast of Kandahar U.S. keeps pressure on Kandahar  Warplanes pounded the city. Pashtun opposition leader denied that anti-Taliban forces were moving into Kandahar Airstrikes slam Kandahar  Threat of a ground offensive is looming. Taliban had arrested 3 or 4 people suspected of targeting sites Marines dig in near Kandahar  A battalion-sized force dug in at a desert airstrip, awaiting orders Marines prepares for Kandahar  Marines and opposition were preparing for a final assault on the remaining Taliban stronghold with support of helicopters 3 US soldiers killed by B-52 bomb
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Attacks rattle Kandahar  A large explosions were heard and flashes could be seen as C-130 transport aircraft flying low Heavy bombing on Kandahar  Continuous sound of explosions as warplanes made pass after pass. A gunfight was in progress in Mazar-e Sharif Jalalabad seized
  Kandahar, Jalalabad, Herat attacked  US forces destroyed or damaged 85% of first set of targets. First civilian deaths were confirmed Afghans flee bombed Kandahar  3,500 Afghans poured into the border town of Chaman with no food and no belongings U.S. jets struck Kandahar  U.S., Britain dispute campaign critics. Warplanes struck Taliban positions facing the Northern Alliance Allies pound Kandahar

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  Aircraft also pounded Taleban north of Kabul. A 'modest number' of allied ground troops are inside Afghanistan

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  Taliban still control some Kandahar neighborhoods

December 2001 ... more > Top ^
  Also 5 anti-Taleban fighters killed and 19 U.S. soldiers wounded when the smart bomb was dropped north of Kandahar
Dec.6   Kandahar fell
  The Taliban lost last major stronghold. Opposition forces entered the city. There are reports of looting
Dec.8   Assault continues on Tora Bora  Tribal leaders report Omar no longer in Kandahar. There were tensions over the political control of the city   Factions discuss Kandahar leadership
  Rival factions met in secret north of Kandahar to try to end a conflict over who would control the city

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