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Fall of Kabul

Fall of Kabul
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) and the Afghan Civil War

Overview of a section of Kabul City
Date 13 - 14 November 2001
(1 day)
Location Kabul, Afghanistan
Result Northern Alliance/American victory.
Northern Alliance
United States
Commanders and leaders
Mohammed Fahim
Bismillah Khan
Tommy Franks
98,000 58,000
Casualties and losses
528 killed 205 wounded 2,314 killed

646 wounded

1,345 captured

Fall of Kabul may also refer to the Battle of Kabul (1992-1996)

The Fall of Kabul took place in 2001 during the Afghanistan War. Northern Alliance forces began their attack on the city on November 13, and made swift progress against Taliban forces that were heavily weakened by American and British air strikes. The advance moved ahead of plans, and the next day the Northern Alliance forces entered Kabul and met no resistance inside the city. Taliban forces retreated to Kandahar in the south.[1]

Coupled with the fall of Mazar-i-Sharif five days earlier, the capture of Kabul was a significant blow to Taliban control of Afghanistan.


  1. ^ The United States Army in Afghanistan - Operation ENDURING FREEDOM - October 2001-March 2003

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