BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific Arabic Spanish Russian Chinese Welsh
BBCi CATEGORIES   TV   RADIO   COMMUNICATE   WHERE I LIVE   INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC NEWS
 You are in: World: South Asia
Front Page 
World 
Africa 
Americas 
Asia-Pacific 
Europe 
Middle East 
South Asia 
-------------
From Our Own Correspondent 
-------------
Letter From America 
UK 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 


Commonwealth Games 2002

BBC Sport

BBC Weather

SERVICES 
Wednesday, 28 November, 2001, 14:05 GMT
In pictures: Taleban prison revolt
Some 500 non-Afghan Taleban prisoners staged an armed uprising inside the Qala-e-Jhangi fortress near Mazar-e-Sharif, where the Northern Alliance were holding them after they surrendered at Kunduz.

Helped by intensive US air attacks, the Northern Alliance regained control after a fierce three-day battle in which all the prisoners are thought to have been killed.

An Afghan man and two boys walk through the field covered with lifeless bodies of pro-Taliban forces in the fortress near Mazar-e-Sharif
Bodies of the slain prisoners litter the fortress floor after the air assault

A Northern Alliance fighter looks on, as local Red Cross workers carry away bodies of pro-Taliban fighters
It is the gruesome task of the Red Cross to identify the remains

Wide shot of Northern Alliance in front of fort
The prisoners - including Pakistanis, Chechens and Arabs - had killed guards and seized weapons

US special forces joined the assault, backed by air strikes
US special forces joined the assault, backed by air strikes

UK special forces near fort
UK special forces also helped to coordinate the onslaught

US shell lands near Northern Alliance tank
A stray US bomb killed six alliance men and wounded five US soldiers

Northern Alliance troops around Qala-e-Jhangi fortress
Northern Alliance fighters scaled the prison's mud walls

Northern Alliance soldier gestures during battle at Qala-e-Jhangi fortress
The battle raged for three days as prisoners fired mortars and grenades

Northern Alliance fighters guard a non-Afghan Taleban man killed during the battle
All the prisoners are believed dead
See also:

27 Nov 01 | South Asia
Taleban prisoners' 'last stand'
26 Nov 01 | South Asia
Pakistan concern over Mazar 'massacre'
25 Nov 01 | South Asia
Battle breaks out at Mazar prison
16 Nov 01 | South Asia
US allies deny 'Mazar massacre'
12 Nov 01 | South Asia
Mazar residents hail Taleban defeat
Internet links:


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

Links to more South Asia stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more South Asia stories