No Taliban leader and none of "our guests" had been killed or injured in the US attacks, Taliban Education Minister Amir-Khan Muttaki said Thursday in an interview with NNI news agency. According to him, all Taliban leaders, including Mohammad Omar and Osama bin Ladin, are "alive and kicking". The minister also stressed that there was "no split" among the Taliban leadership, and Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil had not gone away anywhere and remained in Kandahar. According to The Frontier Post, the Taliban spiritual leader mullah Omar held a conference with field commanders in Kandahar in which Herat province's governor mullah Hairullah participated. A curfew was introduced in Herat. Soldiers were ordered to fire without warning at anyone who would go out after sunset. According to the paper, the participants in the Kandahar conference also decided to broadcast mullah Omar's speeches and exhortations over the radio to "keep the morale of the Taliban army waving a holy war against the US".
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities