Mazar-e-Sharif


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Mazar-e-Sharif

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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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Zainab, 26, is from Sancharak district in Sar-e-Pul and went to Mazar-e-Sharif city to learn to read and write.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff strongly condemns terrorist attack on Mazar-e-Sharif.
Khalid says, "If we study the geography of Mazar-e-Sharif city, we know that south of the city used to be gardens, and the people have converted parts of those gardens to residential houses.
It was the first major assault on forces in Mazar-e-Sharif since the Taliban were deposed.
Last night Defence Secretary John Reid said: "My thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the soldier tragically killed yesterday in Mazar-e-Sharif.
Holy city Mazar-e-Sharif was a stronghold for opposition to the former Taliban regime before Northern Alliance forces finally captured it in November 2001 assisted by Allied airstrikes.
Abdul Rashid Dostum and Atta Mohammed during his visit to Mazar-e-Sharif.
From that inauspicious start, the situation on the ground in Mazar-e-Sharif, in northern Afghanistan, grew dicier by the day.
From Pakistan he went to the Taliban trenches and fortified bunkers around Mazar-e-Sharif where he was captured.
According to the official account, most of the killings at Mazar-e-Sharif were carried out by the Northern Alliance, with support and guidance from U.
Northern Alliance soldiers forced the rebels from their basement hiding place in the sprawling fort near Mazar-e-Sharif on Saturday by flooding it with freezing water.
FLAGS in Washington were flying at half-mast today in tribute to CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann, who was killed in the bloody prison riot in Mazar-e-Sharif, which began on Sunday.