Kabul residents have resumed their normal activities but the streets look a no man's land, though kiosks and shops are open, a correspondent of the Qatar TV station of Al-Jazeera reported Monday. The air strikes targeted mainly the city's outskirts where the Taleban forces and air defence units are being stationed. Thus, the centre has remained nearly intact. Al-Jazeera said that media reports on the casualties and the damage inflicted by the strikes are contradictory. There have been no reports about the urgent session of the Taleban government, held in Kabul this morning. According to the Pakistani media reports, the air strikes caused much damage to the Kandahar international airport, built by the Americans and to the residence of the Taleban spiritual leader mullah Omar. A military air field in the Shindand town of the Farah province of Afghanistan on the Afghan-Iranian border has been badly damaged, reported the Afghan Islamic Press agency. Fuel storages are burning near the civil airport in Gerat, which was also exposed to bombing last night.
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