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Afghan Alliance preparing 'multi-pronged attack'



(CNN) -- Northern Alliance troops say they are preparing to launch a "multi-pronged attack" against Taliban positions in northern Afghanistan.

Haron Amin, a spokesman for the opposition group said they are preparing to launch attacks on the capitol, Kabul, and the strategic city of Mazar-e-Sharif.

He said the offensive could begin in about a week if the heavy U.S. bombing of Taliban front-line positions continues.

However, he said that the Northern Alliance would be better prepared if it had more support, in the form of tanks, artillery and other heavy weapons, from the United States.

Two top U.S. generals directing the effort said Sunday the campaign is proceeding as planned and is degrading the Taliban's military capacity.

U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks, commander in chief of the U.S. Central Command, told ABC's This Week that "we are making great progress."

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Richard Myers told NBC's Meet The Press that, while the Taliban remain a "substantial force," the U.S.-l