Mazar-e-Sharif


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Mazar-e-Sharif

, Mazar-i-Sharif
a city in N Afghanistan, reputed burial place of the caliph Ali; trading, agricultural, and military centre. Pop.: 254 000 (2005 est.)
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Contract notice: 1 / dli2 / ei006 - operation of the mobile incinerator for hospital-specific waste from the bundeswehr in mazar-e-sharif, afghanistan.
After the fall of the Taliban regime in Mazar-e-Sharif, Khan was arrested by Northern Alliance forces and handed over to U.
In Mazar-e-Sharif, Northern Alliance troops and captured Taliban fighters fought a second day of pitched battles in the mudwalled fortress where the prisoners had mounted their uprising.
The men were from a group of fighters who had apparently broken out of the besieged city overnight and fled toward Mazar-e-Sharif.
Mr Gordon-Bates said they had so far buried 300 of the bodies from Mazar-e-Sharif, both for hygienic reasons and the right to a dignified burial as laid down in the Geneva conventions on international humanitarian law.
The Taliban commander of Kunduz, Mullah Faizal, who was attending the talks in Mazar-e-Sharif, also said his forces would surrender.
Mazar-e-Sharif had enjoyed a liberal culture until the Taliban took over.
Wresting Mazar-e-Sharif from Taliban control will be the first major success in the Allies' war.
Contract notice: Repair of the drinking water treatment plants in the camp marmal, mazar-e-sharif, afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Radio Kabul said 150 people were missing in a landslide at a village about 130 kilometers southeast of Mazar-e-Sharif and 10 bodies recovered from collapsed buildings.
Alliance commander Atta Mohammed said in Mazar-e-Sharif that the surrender came this afternoon in a meeting with top Taliban commanders, including Deputy Defence Minister Mullah Fazil.
Described as a modern-day Attila the Hun, his soldiers recaptured the key town of Mazar-e-Sharif on Friday.