One American serviceman was killed, another heavily wounded on Sunday when suppressing an armed rebellion of Taliban mercenaries in a prison near Mazar-i-Sharif. The ABC television company reported making reference to sources in the US administration, that both had been drafted by the CIA. A Pentagon spokesman previously claimed that no American servicemen were wounded or killed during the riot.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987