Kabul Falls at Last But the War Isn't Over

Guerrillas move into the capital without a government to offer

AFTER 14 YEARS OF CIVIL STRIFE, AFGHANISTAN'S mujahedin guerrillas have won, but their war may not be over yet. While many of the U.S.-supplied fighters say they are weary of battle and hope for peace, leaders of their various ethnic and religious factions are still struggling for power in whatever government next tries to rule the country.

Defying most Western predictions, Soviet-installed President Najibullah hung on for three years after Moscow's army pulled out. But as mujahedin forces led by Ahmad Shah Massoud marched on the capital of Kabul from the north, more and more of the government's army commanders went...

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