People will not be allowed to bear arms in Kabul and Kandahar. By decision of the governmental security committee, only police officers subordinate to the Interior Ministry, secret service officers, and servicemen of the Kabul garrison can now bear arms in Kabul. On Thursday, the Northern Alliance began to withdraw its armed forces from the Afghan capital. The anti-Taliban forces entered Kabul on November 12. Kandahar governor Gul Aga Sherzoi, too, has banned bearing arms in the city. He said about 750 policemen will keep law and order in the city.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea