Numerous proofs of the Talibs' atrocities committed by them in the past few weeks have been included in a special report of the George W. Bush administration, which has been made public in Washington. For instance, says the report, Talibs killed eight Afghan boys only because they laughed at them. In one of the villages they burnt alive a whole family and hanged a hundred Afghans on street poles, suspecting them of the intention to join the Northern Alliance. The report was issued on Thursday by the coalition press centre, opened in the USA with the participation of Great Britain, which works under the auspices of the White House and is called upon to inform the American and world public about the progress in the military operation against terrorists and about the situation in Afghanistan. Similar press centres have been opened in London and Islamabad. According to CNN television company, apart from the United States, the report has been published also in Great Britain and Pakistan.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea