The Northern Alliance Moves South

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Yesterday, the war against the Taliban appeared to be bogging down. Today, the Northern Alliance claims to hold half of Afghanistan, including the capital of Kabul. Now, the United Nations is racing to provide humanitarian aid and to help form a new coalition government in a country subject to astonishingly sudden change. Does the Northern Alliance victory signal a halt to US bombing? Where are the Taliban leadership and Osama bin Laden? We get reports from Kabul itself, the UN, and other points of observation within the Muslim world.
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