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Kamal Hyder: Kandahar strikes



(CNN) -- Northern Alliance forces have made advances from the south on Taliban-held Mazar-e Sharif in north Afghanistan, alliance officials told CNN Thursday.

In the south, an intensive bombing campaign by U.S.-led forces continued to target areas surrounding Kandahar. That's where CNN's Kamal Hyder is based. He filed this report.

HYDER: On Thursday afternoon, allied bombers appeared over Kandahar. They were basically quite noisy and they went for targets to the north of the city, and hit targets to the east of the city toward the airport area. We are told they hit a target by the roadside -- what was apparently a dump for road construction material.

Also, there was an attack on the western part of the city, that being a follow-up to last night's attack, in which we are told there were people injured from shrapnel wounds.

CNN: What can you tell us about the impact of these intensifying attacks, and on Taliban morale?

HYDER: As far as the people of Kandahar are concerned, they are used to the bombing; they have been used to much worse fighting during the mujahedeen era and they're basically accustomed to the sound of artillery and bombs falling around. They go about their work with a semblance of normality. However, when the bombs fall very close to the city, as they did today, it raises apprehensions and fears that they may be injured or killed by these bombings or misses.



 
 
 
 


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