Das ist so in etwa das was die amerikanische Bevölkerung über die Nord-Alliance in Afghanistan erfährt:
The Northern Alliance
• Military wing of Afghanistan's pre-Taliban government, which is still recognized by most countries and the United Nations.
• It is believed to have between 10,000-12,000 troops, supported by a limited number of Soviet-era tanks, fighter jets and helicopter gunships.
• Military leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, a veteran commander in the 1979-1989 war against Soviet occupation, was assassinated September 9. Massoud's intelligence chief, Gen. Mohammed Fahim, is now the alliance's temporary defense chief.
• The Northern Alliance is believed to receive support from Iran and Russia, which are opposed to the Taliban