Afghanistan: May 17, 2002


Mullah Omar, the head of the Taliban, has given an interview for an Arab newspaper. Omar says American forces in Afghanistan are doomed and that the Taliban will return to power. This statement, if true, was not unexpected. 

An Australian SAS patrol was ambushed in southeast Afghanistan. The SAS called in air strikes and additional allied ground troops were sent to the area. Ten Afghans on an isolated ridgeline were killed by allied aircraft. Local Afghans said the men were part of a wedding party celebrating by firing their weapons in the air. Allied commanders say the men were firing their weapons at the Australians. 


Article Archive

Afghanistan: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close