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Al-Qaeda's American-Style Message
Michael Scheuer. Asia Times, 07 June 2007.

Bin Laden Alive and Well, Says Taliban
Mark Oliver. The Guardian, 05 June 2007.

Stay Away from Troops, Taleban Warn Civilians
Agencies. The Peninsula, Qatar, 04 June 2007.

Is Iran Supplying Weapons to the Taliban?
Tom A. Peter. CSMonitor.com, 01 June 2007.

Iranian Arms to Taliban May be Retaliation for U.S. Policy
Jonathan S. Landay. McClatchy Newspapers, 29 May 2007.

Hunt for 'Traitors' Splits Taliban
Jason Burke. The Observer, 27 May 2007.

Shamshatoo Refugee Camp: A Base of Support for Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
Omid Marzban. Jamestown Foundation, 24 May 2007.

Al-Qaeda's Afghan Head 'Named'
Al-Jazeera, 24 May 2007.

A Report from the Field: Gauging the Impact of Taliban Suicide Bombing
Brian Glyn Williams. Jamestown Foundation, 24 May 2007.

A New Face for the Taliban
Hassan Abbas. Asia Times, 24 May 2007.

The Father of the Taliban: An Interview with Maulana Sami ul-Haq
Interview by Imtiaz Ali. Jamestown Foundation, 23 May 2007.

Influx of Al Qaeda, Money into Pakistan is Seen
Greg Miller. Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2007.

Taliban Turn Their Focus on Cities
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 19 May 2007.

Spies in Their Ranks Worry Taliban
Rahimullah Yusufzai. The News (Pakistan), 18 May 2007.

Meeting the Taliban
Graham Usher. Al-Ahram Weekly On-line, 17-23 May 2007.

Death of Taliban Chief Leaves Void
Rachel Morarjee and Mark Sappenfield. The Christian Science Monitor, 14 May 2007.

Afghanistan's Drug Trade and How it Funds Taliban Operations
Hayder Mili and Jacob Townsend. Jamestown Foundation, 10 May 2007.

Revived Taliban Restrict Afghan Aid Effort
Rachel Morarjee. The Christian Science Monitor, 10 May 2007.

U.S. Spy Agencies Say al Qaeda's Top Leaders, Once on the Run, Have Regrouped
Kevin Whitelaw. U.S. News & World Report, 06 May 2007.

Global Terror Report: Steep Hike in Iraq, Afghanistan
Jesse Nunes. CSMonitor.com, 01 May 2007.

Country Reports: South and Central Asia Overview
State Department, 30 April 2007.

How Pakistan Settled an al-Qaeda Score
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 01 May 2007.

Afghan Violence Down From Last Year
Strategy Page, 30 April 2007. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Attacks Spark Fears of Taliban Defeating NATO
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson. NPR, 25 April 2007.

Taliban: Bin Laden Planned Cheney Attack
Anna Johnson. The Associated Press, 25 April 2007.

Bin Laden Overseeing Iraq, Afghanistan Ops: Taliban
Reuters, 25 April 2007.

Boy-Executioner Video Outrages Afghans, World
Farangis Najibullah. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 24 April 2007.

Iran, U.S. Take Their Fight to Afghanistan
M.K. Bhadrakumar. Asia Times, 21 April 2007.

Pakistani Analysis of Reported Iran Arms for Taliban
Translation by the USG Open Source Center. Posted on the Informed Comment website, 20 April 2007.

Made in Iran
Carl Robichaud. Afghanistan Watch, 19 April 2007.

Iran Denies U.S. Claims on Weapons in Afghanistan
Agence France Presse, 19 April 2007.

Two Wars, One Approach
Michael Scheuer. Asia Times, 19 April 2007.

U.S. Says Iranian Arms Seized in Afghanistan
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 18 April 2007.

Afghanistan and Iraq: Two Sunni War Theaters Evolving Into One?
Michael Scheuer. Jamestown Foundation, 17 April 2007.

Report: Insurgents Killed 669 Afghans
Alisa Tang. The Associated Press, 16 April 2007. (See report below).

The Human Cost: The Consequences of Insurgent Attacks in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch, 16 April 2007 (.pdf file).

Taliban Taxes Opium To Fund Insurgency
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 13 April 2007.

New Strategy in Taliban's Offensive
David Montero. The Christian Science Monitor, 11 April 2007.

An Ambush in the Taliban Heartland
C.J. Chivers. The New York Times, 10 April 2007.

As Taliban Promises Offensive, Karzai Says Group is 'Defeated'
ABC News, 09 April 2007.

On U.S. Hunt, Taliban Always Watching
Denis D. Gray. The Associated Press, 08 April 2007.

The Taliban Are Conducting a Psychological War
Interview of Gérard Chaliand by Isabelle Tallec. L'Express, 05 April 2007. Posted on the Truthout website and translated by Leslie Thatcher.

Al-Qaida's Fresh Horizon
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 05 April 2007.

'Walking Dead' Cross Line into Afghanistan to Kill
Philip Smucker. The Washington Times, 02 April 2007.

Lack of Jobs Hurting Afghan War on Taliban
Terry Friel. Reuters, 02 April 2007.

Suicide Attackers With Nothing to Lose
Philip Smucker. Asia Times, 29 March 2007.

Taliban Sees Hostage Deal as Victory
Matthias Gebauer. Der Speigel, 23 March 2007.

Al-Qaida's Standing
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 22 March 2007.

The Truth About Talibanistan
Aryn Baker. TIME Magazine, 22 March 2007.

Afghans Admit Doing Deal with Taliban to Free Italian Hostage
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 21 March 2007.

On a Knife Edge: Rapid Assessment Field Survey Southern and Eastern Afghanistan
Senlis Council, 19 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Bombings Triple in Afghanistan in 2006
Agence France Presse, 19 March 2007.

Resurgent Taliban
John Cherian. Frontline, 10-23 March 2007.

Taliban Think Smaller and Make Nicer
Strategy Page, 13 March 2007.

Al-Qaeda: The Second Coming
Jason Burke. The Observer, UK, 11 March 2007.

Hekmatyar Splits with Taliban, Hints at Talks With Karzai Government
The Associated Press, 08 March 2007.

Fractious Militants United By One Thing
M. Ilyas Khan. BBC News, 07 March 2007.

Where Does Al Qaeda Stand Now?
Peter Grier. The Christian Science Monitor, 05 March 2007.

Pressed by U.S., Pakistan Seizes a Taliban Chief
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 02 March 2007.

U.S. Forces Pursue Taliban into Pakistan
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 01 March 2007.

The State of Afghanistan's Jihad
Matthias Gebauer. Der Spiegel, 01 March 2007.

Cheney Targeted in Afghan Blast
The Associated Press, 27 February 2007.

Ruined Poppy Farmers Join Ranks With the Taleban
Tim Albone and Claire Billet. The Times, UK, 27 February 2007.

Is Pakistan Doing All It Should to Secure Its Afghan Border?
Bill Roggio and Kathy Gannon. Council on Foreign Relations, 27 February 2007.

Informer Killings Show Growing Taleban Control
Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 26 February 2007.

Afghanistan: Taliban Preps for Bloody Assault
Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau. Newsweek, 05 March 2007 issue. Posted on 26 February 2007.

Town's Elders Plead for Help With Taliban
Abdul Waheed Wafa and Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 26 February 2007.

Taliban 'In Control' in Helmand
James Bays. Al-Jazeera, 22 February 2006.

Remember Al Qaeda? They're Baaack
Bruce Hoffman. Los Angeles Times, 20 February 2007.

Conflicting Reports Of Taliban Capture Of Remote Town
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 19 February 2007.

Al Qaeda Chiefs Are Seen to Regain Power
Mark Mazzetti and David Rohde. The New York Times, 19 February 2007.

Countering The Insurgency In Afghanistan: Losing Friends and Making Enemies
Senlis Council, 14 February 2007.

Second Helmand District Falls to Taleban
Institute of War and Peace Reporting, 12 February 2007.

Hundreds of Taliban Massing to Attack Dam: Official
Saeed Ali Achakzai. Reuters, 12 February 2007.

Taliban Too Quick Off the Mark
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 06 February 2007.

Taliban Town Seizure Throws Afghan Policy Into Disarray
Jason Burke. The Observer, 04 February 2007.

A Political Curtain-Raiser for the Taliban
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 03 February 2007.

Former British-Patrolled Town 'Falls to Taliban'
The Guardian, 02 February 2007.

Pakistan to Fence Border of Afghanistan
Matthew Pennington. The Associated Press, 02 February 2007.

Al Qaeda 2006: Fighting in Iraq, Regrouping in Afghanistan, Enlisting in Europe
Carol Huang. The Christian Science Monitor, 01 February 2007.

Afghanistan's Local Insurgency
Seth G. Jones. International Herald Tribune, 31 January 2007.

Dam Holds Back Force of the Taliban
Jason Burke. The Sunday Observer, UK, 28 January 2007.

Softly, Softly in the Taliban's Den
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 27 January 2007.

U.S. Warns of Bloody Taliban Spring Fightback
Reuters, 26 January 2007.

The Winter of the Taliban's Content
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 25 January 2007.

In Remote Afghan Camp, Taliban Explain How and Why They Fight
Claudio Franco. San Francisco Chronicle, 21 January 2007.

At Border, Signs of Pakistani Role in Taliban Surge
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 21 January 2007.

Afghanistan's Taliban Say To Open Schools
Reuters, 21 January 2007.

More Evidence of Taliban Leader Hiding in Pakistan
David Montero. The Christian Science Monitor, 19 January 2007.

Afghan Rebel Chief Sends Fighters to Their Deaths
The Associated Press, 14 January 2007.

The Taliban's Fire Spreads
Nicholas Martin-Lalande. Asia Times, 10 January 2007.

How the Taliban Keep their Coffers Full
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 10 January 2007.

Tackling the Taleban in the Cold
Dan Isaacs. BBC News, 09 January 2007.

Former CIA Analyst Says West Misunderstands Al-Qaeda
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 08 January 2007.

Taliban Leader's Powerful Vanishing Act
Laura King. Los Angeles Times, 08 January 2007.

Taliban Leader Promises More Afghan War
Ismail Khan and Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 05 January 2007.

Taliban Walk Right In, Sit Right Down ...
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 05 January 2007.

Mullah Omar Says Hasn't Seen bin Laden for Years
Reuters, 04 January 2007.

Forces in Afghanistan Shift Focus to Taliban Leaders
Sardar Ahmad. Agence France Presse, 02 January 2007.

Mullah Omar Pledges to Expel NATO
The Associated Press, 29 December 2006. Posted on Military.com.

Pakistan Army Told to Plan Fence and Mines Along Afghan Border
Imtiaz Gul. The Guardian, 27 December 2006.

Al-Qaeda's Sanctuary
Editorial. Washington Post, 21 December 2006.

Pakistani City Serves as a Refuge for the Taliban
Laura King. Los Angeles Times, 21 December 2006.

Taliban Line Up The Heavy Artillery
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 21 December 2006.

Taliban Recruiters Get Plenty of Help
Kathy Gannon. The Associated Press, 17 December 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

The Vultures are Circling
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 13 December 2006.

Afghan Leader Blames Pakistan for Taliban Violence
Agence France Presse, 12 December 2006.

Winning in Afghanistan: How To Face the Rising Threat
Anthony H. Cordesman. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 12 December 2006. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Pakistan's Tribal Areas: Appeasing the Militants
International Crisis Group, 11 December 2006.

Time Out From a Siege
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 09 December 2006.

Vigil Honours the Healing Qualities of Afghanistan's al-Qa'ida Cemetery
Kim Sengupta. The Independent, UK, 08 December 2006.

Rough Justice and Blooming Poppies
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 07 December 2006.

The SWISH Report (7)
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 07 December 2006.

Analysts: Bin Laden Alive but Hamstrung
Bill Gertz. The Washington Times, 06 December 2006.

How the Taliban Prepare for Battle
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 05 December 2006.

By the Book: Taliban Fighters Play By Their Own Rules
Newsweek, 03 December 2006.

Deep Inside the 'Kingdom of Heaven'
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 02 December 2006.

Time is on the Taliban's Side
Jason Motlagh. Asia Times, 02 December 2006.

A New Layeha for the Mujahideen
Initially published by Die Weltwoche in German, 16 November 2006. Translated into English by Lucy Powell and Toby Axelrod, posted on 29 November 2006.

U.S. Hearts and Minds Cash Goes to Taleban
Mirwais Atal. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 28 November 2006.

Suicide Attacks are Acquiring Deadly Foothold in Afghanistan
Rahman Nullah. San Francisco Chronicle, 26 November 2006.

In Afghanistan's South, Mixed Signals for Help
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 20 November 2006.

Taliban, Al-Qaeda Resurge In Afghanistan, CIA Says
Dafna Linzer and Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 16 November 2006.

Where Taliban, al-Qaida Cross-Fertilize
Jim Maceda. NBC News, 15 November 2006.

Qaeda Leaders Losing Sway Over Militants, Study Finds
Mark Mazzetti. Los Angeles Times, 15 November 2006 (See report below).

Militant Ideology Atlas
William McCants, ed. and Jarret Brachman. Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, November 2006 (.pdf file).

Afghanistan's Narcotics-Fuelled Insurgency
Jane's, 15 November 2006.

As Taliban Insurgency Gains Strength and Sophistication, Suspicion Falls on Pakistan
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 13 November 2006.

Insurgent Activity Rising in Afghanistan
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 12 November 2006.

U.S. Surprised by Strength of Taliban Fightback
Terry Friel. Reuters, 09 November 2006.

Taliban Fighters Talk Tactics - While Safe in Pakistan
Suzanna Koster. The Christian Science Monitor, 09 November 2006.

Taliban Support on Rise in Afghanistan
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 06 November 2006. Posted on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website.

Countering Afghanistan's Insurgency: No Quick Fixes
International Crisis Group, 02 November 2006 (.pdf file).

Combating the Ideology of Suicide Terrorism in Afghanistan
Waliullah Rahmani. Jamestown Foundation, 02 November 2006.

After the Fighting and Dying, the Taleban Return as British Depart
Anthony Loyd and Tahir Luddin. The Times, UK, 30 October 2006.

Taliban Plan to Fight Through Winter to Throttle Kabul
Jason Burke. The Sunday Observer, 29 October 2006.

Taliban Handpick their Targets
Jason Motlagh. Asia Times, 28 October 2006.

Tories Criticise BBC Over Taleban
BBC News, 26 October 2006.

Taliban Militias Take Control
Isambard Wilkinson. London Daily Telegraph, 26 October 2006.

War on West Shifts Back to Afghanistan
Sebastian Rotella. Los Angeles Times, 25 October 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Travelling With the Taleban
David Loyn. BBC News, 24 October 2006.

Analysis: Taliban Threaten to Expand Jihad
Jason Motlagh. United Press International, 23 October 2006.

In the Land of the Taliban
Elizabeth Rubin. The New York Times, 22 October 2006.

Taliban Targeting Afghanistan Leaders
Jason Straziuso. The Associated Press, 19 October 2006. Posted on the Washington Post website.

Taliban Insurgency Slows Drug War - Afghan Minister
Terry Friel. Reuters, 16 October 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Taliban Viewed in a New Light
Jason Motlagh. Asia Times, 12 October 2006.

Taliban Strategy in Afghanistan
Rahul K. Bonsle. NewsBlaze, 11 October 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Return of the Taliban
PBS Frontline, 11 October 2006.

Afghans 'Could Switch Allegiance'
BBC News, 08 October 2006.

Taliban Put Pakistan on Notice
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 07 October 2006.

Taliban Lay Plans for Islamic Intifada
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 06 October 2006.

Pakistan Reaches Into Afghanistan
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 03 October 2006.

Saving Afghanistan: The Wild East
Susanne Koelbl. Der Spiegel, 29 September 2006.

Attacks in Afghanistan Grow More Frequent and Lethal
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 27 September 2006.

Foreign Troops and the Insurgency
James Ingalls. ZNet, 26 September 2006.

Losing Afghanistan: The Rise of Jihadistan
Ron Moreau, Sami Yousafzai and Michael Hirsh. Newsweek, 02 October 2006. Posted on the Truthout website on 26 September 2006.

Foreign Jihadists Seen as Key to Spike in Afghan Attacks
Anna Badkhen. San Francisco Chronicle, 25 September 2006.

War & Consequences: Global Terrorism Has Increased Since 9/11 Attacks
Carl Conetta. Project on Defense Alternatives Briefing Memo #38, 25 September 2006.

The Resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan
Harsh V. Pant. Power and Interest News Report, 25 September 2006.

Taliban's Gains Forestall U.S. Troop Reductions in Afghanistan
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 22 September 2006.

Taliban Tenacity Surprised Us, Browne Admits
The Guardian, 19 September 2006.

In Search of the Taliban's Missing Link
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 16 September 2006.

Contradictions Hint At Division Within Neo-Taliban
Amin Tarzi. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 15 September 2006.

Jones: Taliban Not Responsible for All Afghan Violence
Veronika Oleksyn. The Associated Press, 14 September 2006. Posted on the Army Times website. (See report below)

NATO's Mission in Afghanistan
Gen. James L. Jones. Presentation at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 14 September 2006 (.pdf file).

Al-Qaida's New Terrain
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 14 September 2006.

Osama's On the Move Again
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 14 September 2006.

50 Killed in Widespread Afghan Violence
Paul Garwood. The Associated Press, 13 September 2006.

Taliban Adopting Iraq-Style Jihad
Scott Peterson. The Christian Science Monitor, 13 September 2006.

Taliban Could Spark Pashtun 'National War'
Ahto Lobjakas. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 12 September 2006.

Al-Qaeda's Evolving Strategy Five Years after September 11
Chris Heffelfinger. The Jamestown Foundation, 12 September 2006.

State of Terrorism Address: What Would Osama Bin Laden Say to Jihadists Five Years Later?
Brian Michael Jenkins. Los Angeles Times, 11 September 2006. Posted on the RAND website.

The Hunt
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 11 September 2006.

U.S. Strategy May Be Helping Taliban
Andrew Maykuth. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 September 2006.

Al-Qaeda Five Years On: The Threat and the Challenges
Maha Azzam. Chatham House, 08 September 2006 (.pdf file).

Afghanistan Five Years Later - The Return of the Taliban
The Senlis Council, 05 September 2006.

The SWISH Report (6)
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 07 September 2006.

Pakistan Fuels Taliban's Resurgency
Arnaud de Borchgrave. United Press International, 05 September 2006.

Portraits of an Insurgency
Afghanistan Watch, 29 August 2006. Posted on 05 October 2006.

Inside the Anti-U.S. Resistance
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 08 July 2006. Posted on 05 September 2006.

Taliban Tumbles Because of Tipster Tactics
Strategy Page, 01 September 2006.

Who Are the Militants in Afghanistan?
Pam O'Toole. BBC News, 18 August 2006.

Afghan Schools Burn as Taliban Change Tactics
Terry Friel. Reuters, 18 August 2006.

Where the Bin Laden Trail Goes Cold
David Montero. The Christian Science Monitor, 01 August 2006.

Foreign Fighters Again a Threat in Afghanistan: U.N. Envoy
Agence France-Presse, 27 July 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Taliban Goes for Cash Over Ideology
Rachel Morarjee. Financial Times, 26 July 2006.

Taliban Pause for Fresh Breath
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 19 July 2006.

How to Curb Rising Suicide Terrorism in Afghanistan
Hekmat Karzai and Seth G. Jones. The Christian Science Monitor, 18 July 2006.

Afghan Officials: Taliban Have Control of Towns in South
The Associated Press, 17 July 2006. Posted on the USA Today website.

Afghanistan's Unruly Province
BBC News, 11 July 2006.

Seek Roots of Terror, Afghan Leader Urges
David Pilling and Rachel Morarjee. The Financial Times, 05 July 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

Taliban Kill Afghan Interpreters Working for U.S. and Its Allies
Ruhullah Khapalwak and Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 04 July 2006.

Beware of Pashtun Ire
Eric S. Margolis. Khaleej Times, 04 July 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

C.I.A. Closes Unit Focused on Capture of bin Laden
Mark Mazzetti. The New York Times, 04 July 2006.

Al-Qaida Alive and Kicking
Martin Sieff. United Press International, 03 July 2006.

Generals Think Again in Taliban Onslaught
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 03 July 2006.

Management of Savagery: The Most Critical Stage Through Which the Umma Will Pass
Abu Bakr Naji. Translated by William McCants. Combating Terrorism Center, West Point, 23 May 2006. Posted on 03 July 2006 (.pdf file).

Car Bomb Is Marker Of Taliban Presence
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 30 June 2006.

World Underestimated Resurgent Taliban, NATO Says
Reuters, 30 June 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Domestic Factors Driving the Taliban Insurgency
Waliullah Rahmani. Terrorism Monitor, Jamestown Foundation, 29 June 2006.

Afghanistan Crisis Paves Way for Return of the Taliban
The Telegraph, 27 June 2006.

Afghanistan:  Increased Violence Unlikely to Stop
Stratfor.com, 26 June 2006.

Afghanistan's War Season
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 22 June 2006.

Revived Taliban Waging 'Full-Blown Insurgency'
Paul Wiseman. USA Today, 20 June 2006.

Taliban Tactics Fuel Anti-Western Feeling
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 16 June 2006.

Afghanistan: A Long, Bloody Summer Ahead
Wahidullah Amani. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 15 June 2006.

Taliban Take the Fight to the Country
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 09 June 2006.

Many Factors Behind Increased Violence In South
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 07 June 2006.

Helmand At War: The Changing Nature of Insurgency in Southern Afghanistan
Senlis Council, 06 June 2006 (.pdf file).

The Terrorist
Lawrence Wright. The New Yorker, 19 June 2006.

Afghanistan's Second Intifada
Mike Whitney. Information Clearing House, 06 June 2006.

Afghan Police Kill 7 Comrades, Defect to Taliban
Reuters, 05 June 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Al-Qaeda's Long March to War
Michael Scheuer. Asia Times, 31 May 2006.

Slick DVDs of Executions and 'Martyrs' Help Insurgency
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 27 May 2006.

Return of Taleban
Ahmed Rashid. Khaleej Times, 26 May 2006.

Surge in Afghan Violence Result of 'al Qaeda Pressure on Taleban'
Agence France Presse, 26 May 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

The Battle Spreads in Afghanistan
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 26 May 2006.

Upsurge Of Violence Reflects New Taliban Tactics
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 24 May 2006.

Violence in Afghanistan: "It Will Be A Bloody Summer"
Der Spiegel, 23 May 2006.

Security Slipping Around Kandahar
Rachel Morarjee. The Christian Science Monitor, 23 May 2006.

Insurgency Set to Escalate
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Adn Kronos International, 23 May 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Kabul Clerics Rally Behind Taliban
Chris Sands. The Toronto Star, 22 May 2006.

Afghan Drugs, Poverty and Anger Fuel Taliban War
Sayed Salahuddin. Reuters, 21 May 2006.

Afghanistan Rocked As 105 Die in Violence
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 19 May 2006.

Afghanistan and Pakistan Face Threat of Talibanization
Tarique Niazi. Terrorism Monitor, Jamestown Foundation, 18 May 2006.

A Tale of Two Insurgencies
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 01 June 2006.

The New Power Behind Osama's Throne
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 18 May 2006.

Could Afghan and Iraqi Insurgencies Muster Operational Ties?
Amin Tarzi. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 16 May 2006.

Afghan Poppy Farmers Expect Record Opium Crop and The Taliban Will Reap the Rewards
Tom Coghlan. The Independent, UK, 11 May 2006.

Taliban Seek More Deadly Weapons
Murray Brewster. Canadian Press, 07 May 2006. Posted on the Toronto Star website.

Fugitive Afghan Warlord Supports Bin Laden
Mariam Fam. The Associated Press, 05 May 2006. Posted on the Houston Chronicle website.

Al-Qaeda's Code
Loretta Napoleoni. AntiWar.com, 04 May 2006.

Al-Qaida Training Militants in Afghanistan To Use IEDs
Robert Burns. The Associated Press, 04 May 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

Taliban Threat Is Said to Grow in Afghan South
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 03 May 2006.

The Return of Taliban
Seema Mustafa. The Asian Age, 01 May 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Karzai Calls on Taliban to End Violence
Amir Shah. The Associated Press, 28 April 2006.

Terrorism’s Dubious 'A' List
Eben Kaplan. Council on Foreign Relations, 28 April 2006.

Taleban Call the Shots in Ghazni
Borhan Younus. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 25 April 2006.

Helmand Province Violence Intensifies
Ron Synovitz. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 25 April 2006.

Drug Gangs to Blame For Much of Afghan Violence
Paul Ames. The Associated Press, 24 April 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

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Fighting Escalates in Southern Afghanistan
Noor Khan. The Associated Press, 23 April 2006.

Afghan Insurgency Said Won't Slow
Paul Garwood. The Associated Press, 21 April 2006. Posted on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website.

The Afghanistan War Zone: No Peace in the Province
Susanne Koelbl. Der Spiegel Online, 20 April 2006.

Kandahar Province and the New Wave of Violence
Waliullah Rahmani. Terrorism Monitor. Jamestown Foundation, 20 April 2006.

Mission of Frustration in Afghan Villages
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 19 April 2006.

Taliban Shift Tactics in Afghanistan
Omid Marzban. Terrorism Focus. Jamestown Foundation, 18 April 2006.

Afghanistan's New Militant Alliances
Paul Danahar. BBC News, 17 April 2006.

The Other Insurgency
Drake Bennett. The Boston Globe, 16 April 2006.

New Attacks Foment Fear in Afghanistan
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 13 April 2006.

A Rush to the Taliban's Call
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 13 April 2006.

Afghanistan: Insurgency Gains Ground As Poppy-Eradication Efforts Struggle
Jan Jun. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 12 April 2006.

U.S. Military: Taliban 'Hard to Combat'
Amir Shah. The Associated Press, 10 April 2006. Posted on TheState.com

Insurgency in the Provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Nangarhar
The Senlis Council, 07 April 2006.

Have Hekmatyar’s Radicals Reformed?
Wahidullah Amani. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 06 April 2006.

U.S.: Violence to Increase in Afghanistan
Daniel Cooney. The Associated Press, 03 April 2006. Posted on NewsMax.com.

The Waiting Game
Sean D. Naylor. Armed Forces Journal, 31 March 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Suspected Taliban Rebels Continue Attacks in Afghanistan, Killing District Chief, Three Staffers
Rahim Faiez. The Associated Press, 31 March 2006. Posted on the ABC News website.

Coalition, Insurgents Clash in Afghanistan
Rahim Faiez. The Associated Press, 29 March 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

Waziristan is Sliding Into a Larger War
Dr. Abdulla Al-Madani. The New Nation, Bangladesh, 27 March 2006.

Afghanistan and the Logic of Suicide Terrorism
Hekmat Karzai. Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore, 27 March 2006 (.pdf file).

Helmand Province and the Afghan Insurgency
Waliullah Rahmani. Terrorism Monitor. Jamestown Foundation, 23 March 2006.

Thousands of Talibans Reintegrate into the Afghan Society
R. Ravichandran. Malaysian National News Agency, 21 March 2006.

Off Course in Afghanistan
Chris Van Hollen. Washington Post, 21 March 2006.

Afghanistan's Risky Feud With Pakistan
Ron Moreau, Zahid Hussain and Sami Yousafzai. Newsweek International, 20 March 2006.

Afghanistan's Taliban Shifts to Propaganda War: U.S.
Agence France Presse, 20 March 2006.

Statement Attributed to Taliban Leader Warns of New Rebel Offensive in Afghanistan
Noor Khan. The Associated Press, 16 March 2006. Posted on the San Diego Union-Tribune website.

Afghan Bombings Resemble Iraq, Gen. Says
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 16 March 2006.

Taliban's Iraq-style Spring is Sprung
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 15 March 2006.

NATO Peacekeepers Find Huge Afghan Weapons Cache
Reuters, 14 March 2006.

Afghans Blame Suicide Bombs on Foreigners
Gareth Harding. United Press International, 14 March 2006.

Pakistanis Accused of Aiding Taliban with Missile Parts
Kim Sengupta. The Independent, UK, 14 March 2006.

Afghanistan Demands Pakistani Cooperation
Rahim Faiez. The Associated Press, 14 March 2006. Posted on The Guardian website.

The Facade of Afghan-Pakistani Tensions
M. K. Bhadrakumar. Asia Times, 14 March 2006.

Taleban Find Unexpected Arms Source
Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 12 March 2006.

Battling a Resurgent Taliban
James Rupert. Newsday, 09 March 2006.

Failed Talks With al-Qaeda Militants Triggered Clash
Imtiaz Gul. Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 09 March 2006. Posted on the Monsters and Critics website.

U.S. Military Expects Violent Afghan Spring: Admiral
Reuters, 09 March 2006.

Afghan Threat Played Down
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 07 March 2006.

Musharraf Urges U.S. to Intervene in Afghan Dispute
Farhan Bokhari. Financial Times, 06 March 2006.

Where the Taleban Train
Abdullah Shahin. Institute of War and Peace Reporting, 03 March 2006.

Afghan Insurgency Still A Potent Force
U.S. Institute of Peace Briefing, February 2006. Posted on 28 February 2006.

Taliban Rebels Still Menacing Afghan South
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 02 March 2006.

Growing Threat Seen In Afghan Insurgency
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 01 March 2006. (See report below).

Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States
Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples. Statement for the Record, Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senate, 28 February 2006 (.pdf file).

Al-Qaeda's Insurgency Doctrine: Aiming for a 'Long War'
Michael Scheuer. The Jamestown Foundation, 28 February 2006.

New U.N. Chief in Afghanistan: Stop Attacks on Schools
The Associated Press, 23 February 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Tallying up the Taliban
Mitch Potter. The Toronto Star, 21 February 2006.

The Foreign Makeup of Afghan Suicide Bombers
Omid Marzban. The Jamestown Foundation, 21 February 2006.

DVD Role in Afghan Insurgency
Mark Dummett and Bilal Sarwary. BBC News, 21 February 2006.

Bin Laden: 'I Will Never Be Taken Alive'
The Guardian, 20 February 2006.

Afghan Suicide Bombings, Tied to Taliban, Point to Pakistan
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 15 February 2006.

Wanted: A Few Good Taliban Recruits
Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau. Newsweek, 20 February 2006.

History Overtakes Optimism in Afghanistan
Michael Scheuer. The Jamestown Foundation, 14 February 2006.

Afghanistan Pressing Pakistan on Taliban
The Associated Press, 14 February 2006. Posted on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website.

Taliban Says Attacks Will Increase
Saeed Ali Achakzai. Reuters, 14 February 2006.

Afghanistan: Exporting Tactics of Terror
Craig Gordon. Newsday, 11 February 2006.

Taliban Deal Lights A Slow-Burning Fuse
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 11 February 2006.

The Taliban's Bloody Foothold in Pakistan
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 08 February 2006.

More than 170 Taleban Rebels Surrender
Agence France Presse, 06 February 2006. Posted on the Qatar Peninsula website.

Militants from Iraq Linked to Insurgency
Amir Shah. The Associated Press, 03 February 2006. Posted on The Washington Times website.

Afghan Militants Getting Sophisticated Arms
Sayed Salahuddin. Reuters, 03 February 2006. Posted on the a-Ariana website.

Education Crisis in the South with 200 Schools Closed
IRIN, 08 February 2006.

Afghan Girls Learning Fast
Katherine Zoepf. The Australian, 08 February 2006.

Afghan Schools Face Torch
Scott Baldauf. The Christian Science Monitor, 02 February 2006.

An Independent Consultancy Assesses al-Qaida's Prospects for 2006 and Beyond
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 02 February 2006.

The Wild Frontier
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 31 January 2006.

Taliban 'Must Be Brought Into Dialogue'
Mark Turner. Financial Times, 29 January 2006.

Taliban Targets Schools in Power Struggle
Aziz Zahid and Najib Khilwatgar. Pajhwok Afghan News, 27 January 2006. Posted on the Inter Press Service website.

The Next Afghan War
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 26 January 2006.

Drugs Finance Afghan Suicide Blasts - Karzai
Yousuf Azimy. Reuters, 24 January 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Afghan Border Attacks Strain Efforts On Terror
Griff Witte and Kamran Khan. Washington Post, 23 January 2006.

Pakistan's Push in Border Areas Is Said to Falter
Carlotta Gall and Mohammad Khan. The New York Times, 22 January 2006.

Insurgency-Hit Afghanistan Faces a Long Fight
Agence France Presse, 22 January 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

New al-Qaeda Phase Begins
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 21 January 2006.

U.S. Rebuffs Bin Laden 'Truce Call'
BBC, 20 January 2006.

Text: 'Bin-Laden tape'
Translation as provided by Al-Jazeera, 19 January 2006. Posted on the BBC website.

What's Up With Osama Bin Laden?
Robert Scheer. HuffingtonPost.com, 18 January 2006.

U.N. Reports More Deadly Suicide Attacks in Afghanistan
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 18 January 2006. Posted on the Monsters and Critics website.

Taliban Say 'Hundreds' of Suicide Attackers Ready
Saeed Ali Achakzai. Reuters, 18 January 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Increased Security Amidst a Mounting Insurgency: A Closer Look at the Afghan Security Paradox
Joseph Button. Center for Defense Information, 17 January 2006.

Remember Afghanistan? Insurgents Bring Suicide Terror to Country
Kim Sengupta. The Independent, UK, 16 January 2006. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Foreign Fighters Flood into Afghanistan
Tim Ripley. The Scotsman, 13 January 2006.

Global Terrorism Threat in 2006
Rohan Gunaratna. Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore, 09 January 2006 (.pdf file).

Purported Taliban Spokesman Rejects Talks Offer by Afghan President
The Associated Press, 09 January 2006.

Karzai Invites Contact With Taliban Head
Daniel Cooney. The Associated Press, 08 January 2006.

U.S. Ambassador Escapes Taliban Suicide Bomb
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 06 January 2006.

Afghanistan and the Globalisation of Terrorist Tactics
Hekmat Karzai. Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore, 04 January 2006 (.pdf file).

Taliban Is Blamed for Beheading Teacher
Noor Khan. The Associated Press, 04 January 2006. Posted on the ABC News website.

Al-Qaida Using its Iraq Tactics in Afghanistan, Report Asserts
James Gordon Meek. New York Daily News, 29 December 2005. Posted on the Houston Chronicle website.

The Taleban Challenge
The Times, UK, 28 December 2005. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

Top Taliban Commander Threatens Suicide Attacks, Rules Out Reconciliation
Noor Khan. The Associated Press, 26 December 2005. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

No School Today
Wahidullah Amani. Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 23 December 2005.

Armed and Dangerous: Taliban Gear Up
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 22 December 2005.

Bin Laden May be Unable to Command, Rumsfeld Says
Lesley Wroughton. Reuters, 21 December 2005.

Taliban Exploit Drug Trade to Step up Afghan Attacks
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 12 December 2005.

Taliban and al-Qaeda Sharing Information, Says U.S. Military
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 12 December 2005. Posted on the Monsters and Critics website.

As NATO Forces Ease Role of G.I.'s in Afghanistan, the Taliban Steps Up Attacks
Carlotta Gall. The New York Times, 11 December 2005.

Taliban Issue Decree Urging Death for Karzai
Stephen Hird. Reuters, 11 December 2005. Posted on the Malaysia Star website.

EU Report on Afghanistan Shows Continuing Threats to Progress
Deutsche Welle, 10 December 2005. Posted on the e-Ariana website.

New Insurgent Tactics in Afghanistan Show Weakness, General Says
Sara Wood. American Forces Press Service, 09 December 2005. Posted on the Black Anthem website.

Afghans Confront Surge in Violence
Griff Witte. Washington Post, 28 November 2005.

Afghanistan: Who Exactly is the Enemy?
Amin Tarzi. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 23 November 2005. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

Time to Talk: U.S. Engages the Taliban
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 22 November 2005.

Insurgents, Warlords and Opium Roil Afghanistan
Power and Interest News Report, 18 November 2005.

Afghanistan Insurgence Growing Stronger
Gregg Zoroya. USA Today, 16 November 2005.

Kabul Praises Taliban Extradition
BBC News, 27 October 2005.

Taliban Step Up Afghan Bombings and Suicide Attacks
Carlotta Gall and Eric Schmitt. New York Times, 21 October 2005.

Taliban Play Hide-and-Seek with US Troops
Scott Baldauf. Christian Science Monitor, 12 October 2005.

Taliban More Aggresive in Targeting Afghan, US Troops
Xinhuanet, 15 October 2005.

A Front-Row Seat in the Plodding War on the Taliban
Scott Baldauf. Christian Science Monitor, 11 October 2005.

Afghanistan Fears Iraq-Style Militant Attacks
Reuters, 30 September 2005. Posted on the ABC News Australia website.

New Guns, New Drive for Taliban
Scott Baldauf and Ashraf Khan. Christian Science Monitor, 26 September 2005.

The Search for Bin Laden
CBS News, 25 September 2005.

The Endless Ending of the Taliban in Afghanistan
Jean-Pierre Perrin. Liberation, 19 September 2005. Posted on the Truthout website.

Afghanistan's Judges and Mullas, Taliban's New Targets
Deborah Pasmantier. Pakistan Daily Times, 18 September 2005.

'Militants' Kill Afghan Candidate
BBC News, 16 September 2005.

Welcome to Taliban Central, Pay at the Gate
Paul McGeough. Sydney Morning Herald, 12 September 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Al Qaeda Pushing Foreign Fighters Back into Afghanistan
Daily Times Pakistan, 10 September 2005.

Al-Qaeda Brings Iraq Tactics to Afghans
Andrew North. BBC News, 23 August 2005.

'I Will Go to Do Jihad Again and Again'
N.C. Aizenman. Washington Post, 21 August 2005.

Former Members of the Taliban Turn Their Backs on Insurgency
N.C. Aizenman. Washington Post, 14 August 2005.

Increased Violence in Afghanistan
BBC News, 12 August 2005.

CIA Commander: We Let bin Laden Slip Away
Newsweek, 07 August 2005.

Prominent Afghan Clerics Targeted by Taliban, Authorities Say
N.C. Aizenman. Washington Post, 03 August 2005.

Taliban on the Run in Afghanistan, but Group Is Far from Vanquished
Paul Wiseman. USA Today, 26 July 2005.

U.S. Gen.: Taliban Recruiting Children
Daniel Cooney. The Associated Press, 23 July 2005. Posted on The Guardian website.

Evidence Suggests al-Qaeda's Return to Afghanistan: Experts
The International News,, 07 July 2005.

Afghanistan Coaxing Mid-Level Taliban into Fold
Declan Walsh. San Francisco Chronicle, 06 July 2005.

Afghanistan: Is Helicopter Downing a Sign of New Tactics, Weapons?
Amin Tarzi. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 05 July 2005. Posted on the Eurasianet website.

Rebel Death Toll at 102 in Afghan Fighting
Paul Haven. The Associated Press, 24 June 2005. Posted on The Guardian website.

Coalition Forces Fear Rise in Afghan Suicide Attacks
Levon Sevunts. Washington Times, 23 June 2005.

76 Taliban Killed in Afghan Fighting
The International News Pakistan, 23 June 2005.

Afghans Lay Blame on Pakistan
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 22 June 2005.

Violence Linked to Taliban Swells in Afghanistan
N.C. Aizenman. Washington Post, 09 June 2005.

Taliban Forces Now Attacking Sunni Leaders in Afghanistan
A. Jamali. Eurasia Daily Monitor, 02 June 2005.

Afghans Adopt Iraqi Kidnap Tactics
The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse, 31 May 2005. Posted on The Australian website.

Taliban Officials Brought in from the Cold
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 19 May 2005.

Taliban all Set to Spring into Action
Nick Meo. Gulf Times, 17 May 2005.

Taliban Profit From US Largesse
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 05 May 2005.

Taliban Return to Afghanistan's Air Waves
Mirwais Afghan. Reuters, 18 April 2005.

The Taliban's Rocky Road Back to Afghan Reconciliation
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 21 March 2005. Posted on the International Herald Tribune website.

The Challenge of Dismantling Irregular Militias
IRIN, 04 January 2005. Posted on the ReliefWeb website.

Disarming Afghanistan's Warlords
Jake Sherman. Praxis, 2005 (.pdf file).

Weary Taliban Coming in from the Cold
Gretchen Peters and Aleem Agha. Christian Science Monitor, 14 December 2004.

How to Find the Elusive Taliban: Pop Down to the Shops in Quetta
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 04 December 2004.

US Offers Olive Branch to Taleban
BBC News, 02 December 2004.

Taliban Spokesman Denies Split, Condemns Kidnapping of Women
Bruce Pannier. EurasiaNet, 22 November 2004.

Osama bin Laden Casts Himself as Muslim Elder Statesman
Faye Bowers and Owais Tohid. Christian Science Monitor, 01 November 2004.

Bin Laden: 'Your security is in your own hands'
translation by Octavia Nasr of Usama bin Ladin statement of 29 October 2004, CNN, 29 October 2004.

US Cites Taliban Rift in Sabotage Failure
Stephen Graham. The Associated Press, 21 October 2004. Posted on the Boston Globe website.

Is the Taleban Finished?
Paul Anderson. BBC News, 20 October 2004.

Prevent the Rise of Another Taliban
Princeton N. Lyman and Scott Hazzard Allan. Baltimore Sun, 19 October 2004. Posted on the Council on Foreign Relations website.

Peaceful Vote Diminishes Taliban
Scott Baldauf. Christian Science Monitor, 15 October 2004.

Al Qaeda Tries to Upset Afghan Vote
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 26 September 2004.

3 Years Later, Al Qaeda More Dangerous
Douglas Frantz, Josh Meyer, Sebastian Rotella and Megan K. Stack. Los Angeles Times, 26 September 2004. Posted on the Truthout website.

'Night Letters' from the Taliban Threaten Afghan Democracy
Declan Walsh. The Guardian, 19 September 2004.

Terrorists Embrace Afghan Opium Trade As Source of Funds
Hamida Ghafour. Globe and Mail, 15 September 2004.

Mullah Omar Called Washington in 1998, New Documents Show
Barbara Elias. National Security Archive, 11 September 2004.

Another Taliban Song and Dance
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 10 September 2004.

Taking on the Taliban
Ahto Lobjakas. Asia Times, 17 August 2004.

Taliban Maintains Grip Rooted in Fear
Keith B. Richburg. Washington Post, 09 August 2004.

Taliban Fighters Increase Attacks
Eric Schmitt and David Rohde. New York Times, 01 August 2004. Posted on the NucNews website.

As a New Vote Nears, Taliban Fight On
Victoria Burnett. Boston Globe, 11 July 2004.

Taliban Murders Voters to Derail Election
Brian Whitaker. The Guardian, 28 June 2004.

New Video Purports to Show Qaeda Training in Afghanistan
David Rohde. New York Times, 17 June 2004. Posted on the NucNews website.

War Returns with a Vengeance as Allies Fail the Afghan People
Kim Sengupta. The Independent, 25 May 2004. Posted on the RAWA website.

Part 4: Return of the Royalists
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 06 May 2004.

Part 3: Through the Eyes of the Taliban
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 05 May 2004.

Part 2: The 'al-Qaeda Cleric
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 04 May 2004.

Part 1: Besieged in Shawal
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 01 May 2004.

Girls 'Poisoned by Militants for Going to School'
Greg Bearup. The Guardian, 03 May 2004.

Taliban Sabotage Drive Expected Before Polls
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 26 April 2004. Posted on the International Herald Tribune website.

U.S. Concludes Bin Laden Escaped at Tora Bora Fight
Barton Gellman and Thomas E. Ricks. Washington Post, 17 April 2002.

The Taliban File Part III
Sajit Gandi. National Security Archive, 19 March 2003.

Taliban Tighten Their Grip on Afghan Villagers with Terror Tactics
Hamida Ghafour. The Telegraph, 06 March 2004.

Taliban Lurches Back To Power In Afghanistan
Hamida Ghafour. The Globe and Mail, 28 February 2004. Posted on the Rense website.

Tales of the Taliban:  Part Tragedy, Part Farce
Pamela Constable. Washington Post, 28 February 2004.

Afghanistan:  Now It's All-Out War
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 24 February 2004.

Taliban Regrouping in Southern Afghanistan
Noor Khan. The Associated Press, 19 February 2004. Posted on the Afgha.com website.

Taliban Try to Frighten Afghan Voters in Rural Areas
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 19 February 2004.

U.S Pressed Taliban to Expel Usama bin Laden Over 30 Times
Sajit Gandi. National Security Archive, 30 January 2004.

Afghan War Curbs al-Qaida Arms Program
Rohan Sullivan. The Associated Press, 26 January 2004. Posted on the Washington Post website.

U.S. Faces Resurgent Taliban
James Astil. Washington Times, 21 December 2003.

Taliban Spies Keep Strong Grip on South
James Astill. The Guardian, 11 December 2003.

Where Taliban Go to Find Warm Beds and Recruits
Scott Baldauf and Owais Tohid. Christian Science Monitor, 11 December 2003.

UN Aims to Disarm Afghan Fighters
Ilene R. Prusher. Christian Science Monitor, 02 December 2003.

On the Job with a Taliban Recruiter
Massoud Ansari. Asia Times, 26 November 2003.

Major Attacks Blamed on al-Qaeda
BBC News, 25 November 2003.

Resurgent Taliban Threatens Afghan Stability, U.S. Says
Steven R. Weisman. New York Times, 19 November 2003. Posted on the NucNews website.

Stronger and More Deadly, the Terror of the Taliban is Back
Jason Burke. The Observer, 16 November 2003.

Huge Afghan Opium Harvest Brings Fear of New Terrorism
Jason Bennetto. The Independent, 30 October 2003.

Afghanistan's Slide Towards Chaos
Crispin Thorold. BBC News, 09 October 2003.

Taliban Mounted Militia Prepares for Border Strike
Ahmed Rashid. The Telegraph, 08 October 2003.

Taliban Using Drug Money; Pentagon to Counterattack
Rowan Scarborough. Washington Times, 07 October 2003.

Taliban Claim Control of Four Afghan Districts
Agence France-Presse, 22 September 2003. Posted on the ClariNet website.

2 U.S. Fronts:  Quick Wars, but Bloody Peace
Amy Waldman and Dexter Filkins. New York Times, 19 September 2003. Posted on the Truthout website.

US Thins Taliban's Ranks, but Their Ideological Grip Remains Strong
Halima Kazem. Christian Science Monitor, 18 September 2003.

Taliban Taking Charge of Opium Trade, Says US
Reuters, 16 September 2003. Posted on the Sydney Morning Herald website.

In These Remote Hills, a Resurgent al-Qaeda
Tim McGirk and Ghulam Hasnain. Time Magazine, 15 September 2003.

In Afghanistan, the War on Terror Is Anything but Over
Phil Reeves. The Independent, 11 September 2003.

'Bin Laden' Tape:  Full Text
BBC News, 10 September 2003.

Taliban Recruits New Tier of Terror
Massoud Ansari. London Sunday Telegraph, 08 September 2003. Posted on the Washington Times website.

Afghan Front Heats Up, and Rumsfeld Urges Patience
Douglas Jehl. New York Times, 08 September 2003.

Rumors of Bin Laden's Lair
Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau. Newsweek, 08 September 2003. Posted on the MSNBC website.

How the Taliban Builds Its Army
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 27 August 2003.

Suspected Taliban Attack Police Station
The Associated Press, 18 August 2003.

Taliban Are Killing Clerics Who Dispute Holy War Call
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 04 August 2003. Posted on the Middle East Information Center website.

In the Shadow of the Taleban
Ian McWilliam. BBC News, 20 August 2003.

Where the Enemy Is Everywhere and Nowhere
Daniel Bergner. New York Times, 20 July 2003. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Afghanistan:  Still Not Safe Enough
Amnesty International, 23 June 2003.

Heavy Hand of America Fans the Taliban Embers Into Life
Luke Harding. The Guardian, 18 June 2003.

Afghanistan:  Enduring Terrorism
B. Raman. Asia Times, 12 June 2003.

Inside a Taliban Terrorism Class
Scott Baldauf. Christian Science Monitor, 06 May 2003.

Afghanistan:  Launchpad for Terror
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 03 May 2003.

Statement of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar of 25 April 2003
Original in Pashtu and released in Peshawar, Pakistan by a member of the Hezb-e-Islami party. English translation (of unknown provenance) provided by Kathy Gannon, AP (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.

Villagers Join Fight Against U.S., Afghan Forces
April Witt. Washington Post, 03 April 2003.

The Forgotten War Shows No Sign of Abating
Mark Sedra. Foreign Policy In Focus, April 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

As Rockets Strike, U.S. Hunts for Taliban Tied to Ambush
Carlotta Gall. New York Times, 31 March 2003.

Lessons from Mombasa:  al-Qaida's Long-Term Strategy
Paul Rogers. Open Democracy, 12 April 2002.


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