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Timeline of U.S. attack on Afghanistan in November 2001

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Thursday, November 8, 2001

Pakistan being the only nation that still had diplomatic ties to the Taliban asked Afghanistan's rulers to close their consulate in the city of Karachi.

Three Japanese warships with several hundred sailors left the port for the Indian Ocean. The goal is to provide the U.S.-led forces with non-combat military support. This is Japan's first mission of this kind since World War II.

The president Wim Kok of the Netherlands announced that 1000 soldiers will join the efforts of the war against terrorism.

Saturday, November 10, 2001

The Taliban and Northern Alliance fighters both say that the strategic northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif has been taken by Northern Alliance fighters.

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Northern Alliance fighters have taken over Kabul, the Afghan capital, and now control virtually all the north of Afghanistan.

Sunday, November 25, 2001

Northern Alliance gains control of Kunduz, the last Taliban stronghold in Northern Afganistan. The Taliban now controls less the 25% of the country, mainly around Kandahar in the south.

U.S. Marines land in force by helicopter at an airbase south of Kandahar and begin preparing it for fixed wing aircraft. They also occupy the main road between Kandahar and Pakistan.

Forces loyal to bin Laden smuggled weapons into their prison near Mazar-e Sharif after surrendering at Kunduz. They attack the Northern Alliance guards and storm an armory. U.S. Special Forces call in air attacks. Hundreds of prisoners are killed as well as 40 Alliance fighters and one U.S. CIA operative, Johnny Michael Spann. Spann becomes the first U.S. and Coalition combat casualty.

Four British SAS special forces troops were injured inside Afghanistan and evacuated to hospital in Great Britain although the time and location of their operation was not known.

See Also: 2001 U.S. Attack on Afghanistan/Timeline December 2001

See Also: 2001 U.S. Attack on Afghanistan/Timeline October 2001

See also : 2001 U.S. Attack on Afghanistan

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