BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific Arabic Spanish Russian Chinese Welsh

 You are in: In Depth: War on Terror: TV and Radio reports
Front Page 
UK Politics 
Talking Point 
In Depth 

Commonwealth Games 2002

BBC Sport

BBC Weather

banner Monday, 21 January, 2002, 13:03 GMT
December 2001
Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai says peace and stability are his priorities
A new government takes over in Kabul with the help of an international security force to maintain order.

Monday 31 December
British Royal Marines arrive in Afghanistan
The international force could be 5,000 strong
British troops arrive in Kabul ahead of the main contingent of the UN-backed security force. It follows an agreement between the British and Afghan governments over the role and size of the force. In the south a US air strike on an al-Qaeda munitions dump raises fresh concerns about the number of civilian casualties.

 The BBC's Daniel Sandford reports

Sunday 30 December
Troops from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
An Afghan truck passes US Marines patrolling outside Kandahar airport
Afghanistan's new government says it has concluded an agreement about the deployment of an international peacekeeping force in the country. The move paves the way for the rest of the international security force to be sent to Afghanistan.

 The BBC's Richard Miron reports

Thursday 27 December
Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden
Osama Bin Laden's latest video message urges supporters to strike against the US economy, and foretells the 'end of America', as the Afghan defence ministry says he has escaped to Pakistan. The BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports.

 Click here to watch

Tuesday 25 December
US and British troops share Christmas dinner
US and Brtish troops share Christmas dinner
Fourteen thousand British servicemen and women are celebrating Christmas abroad. The first troops to arrive in Afghanistan have shared lunch with their US counterparts - and taken them on at American football. The BBC's Caroline Wyatt reports.

 Click here to watch

Monday 24 December
General Dostum
General Dostum's support for Mr Karzai is crucial
A key leader from Northern Afghanistan is made the country's new deputy defence minister. He is the warlord General Dostum. Meanwhile in the capital Kabul British troops begin the massive task of rebuilding roads and bridges. The BBC's Caroline Wyatt reports.

 Click here to watch

Saturday 22 December
Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai promises to work for peace
Afghanistan gets a new leader in the first peaceful transfer of power in the country for decades. Hamid Karzai called for an end to violence and appealed for national unity. Meanwhile, the US investigates claims that it bombed a convoy of tribal leaders on the way to the ceremony killing up to 60 people.

 The BBC's Caroline Wyatt reports

Thursday 20 December
British Royal Marines
British Royal Marines arrive at Bagram airbase
British Royal Marines making up the first contingent of the multinational security force begin arriving in the airbase outside Kabul. The UN Security Council has approved their deployment for an initial period of six months. British troops are only taking part for three months.

 The BBC's Caroline Wyatt reports

Wednesday 19 December
British Royal Marine commandos at Bagram airbase in Kabul
A detachment of Royal Marines is already in control of Bagram airbase outside Kabul
The UK is to lead the multinational security force which is about to deploy in Kabul. The force of up to 5,000 troops is designed to provide an initial period of order and security for the new interim government which is now taking over control of the country.

 The BBC's Caroline Wyatt reports
 UK Prime Minister Tony Blair

Internet links:

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more TV and Radio reports stories are at the foot of the page.

E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more TV and Radio reports stories