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U-S Air Strikes Continue in Afghanistan - 2001-10-17


U-S air raids on Taleban and terrorist targets in Afghanistan are continuing -- with the military campaign now in its eleventh day.

U-S bombs struck a fuel depot outside Kabul (Wednesday), setting off a huge fire.

A United Nations spokesman said a bomb crashed into a boys school in Kabul, but did not explode. He said a private, U-N affiliated mine-clearing team is trying to defuse the bomb.

Elsewhere, a Taleban official said that U-S jets killed seven civilians when they bombed a truck near the southern Taleban stronghold of Kandahar. The report could not be independently confirmed.

Meanwhile, American officials acknowledged that U-S bombs hit Red Cross warehouses in Kabul by mistake. They said U-S forces did not know the Red Cross was using the facilities.

Red Cross officials say the buildings were clearly marked as civilian facilities. One Red Cross staff member was injured in the attack.

In another development, U-S officials say the Taleban could soon lose control of the key northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. The opposition Northern Alliance says its forces have fought to within a few kilometers of the city.

Meanwhile, Australia is deploying more than 15-hundred military personnel to join the U-S-led campaign in Afghanistan The Australians are due to be in position by mid-November. The units would include four fighter planes and two refueling aircraft.

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