World Watch

Fighting in the North, Manhunt in the South
The battle for the Taliban 's last northern stronghold at Kunduz became a test case for the fate of other Taliban and foreign fighters: Were they to be killed, taken prisoner or allowed to go home? After a first cease-fire fell through and thousands of Taliban supporters faced slaughter, the Red Cross called for all parties to observe the Geneva Convention on prisoners of war. Tensions emerged within the Northern Alliance, as diplomats scurried to arrange multiparty talks in Bonn aimed at securing...

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