The Taliban stated that there were several American military men taken captives in the south of Afghanistan, the Iraqi News Agency reported.
Kandagar’s Mullah Hasan Rehmani said, there were several “spies” and American military men taken captives – the people, who were carrying out a special operation on the outskirts of the city.
It should be mentioned, that the message of this kind from the Taliban was not the first one. If one believes to the spokesmen for the movement, they have at least 4 US choppers, over 50 Americans in killed and about 50 captives. All this information has not been confirmed yet. We remind that the Taliban stated on Saturday, they had downed two US helicopters, which were carrying the American soldiers aboard. Spokesmen for the movement promised to expose the video tape, depicting the downed helicopters and the dead bodies. This promise has not been kept, as it seems. The Pentagon rejected that information, like before.
AP photo: A Northern alliance tank strikes against a sandy hill during a military parade in Jabal Saraj, 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Kabul, Afghnaistan, Monday, Nov. 5, 2001
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign