The Manhunt: Inside Kandahar: Nasty And Brutish

CNN's Nic Robertson was one of the first Western reporters to reach Kandahar after the Taliban surrendered the city. His report to TIME:

On the 4-hr. drive from the border to Kandahar, we saw scattered shell holes on the highway and the occasional tractor, truck and jeep apparently destroyed by air strikes.

But the closer we got to Kandahar, the more damage was visible: armored personnel carriers, tanks, antiaircraft guns--all destroyed. Jeeps by the side of the road had either crashed or been smashed apart. Bodies were lying beside the road; even more were off in the field by...

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