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  The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Alliance Deputy Leader Naomi Long MLA has called on the Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie to ensure that future funding is allocated on a needs-based approach and said that the Northern Ireland Office approach had sectarianised community funding.
Alliance MLA Trevor Lunn has called on the Executive to review ways of making ferry travel to Scotland cheaper, to encourage tourism to Northern Ireland and boost Belfast and Larne as ports of entry for the island of Ireland.
Alliance had previously led opposition to the original application and had cited concerns about the possible impact on the right of way and will also oppose new plans for that site.
www.allianceparty.org   (1009 words)

  
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The Northern Alliance (who prefer the title United Front) are a group of factions who had the common goal of toppling the Taliban regime that was formerly in power in Afghanistan.
Northern Alliance forces previously showed themselves unable to rule effectively, however, turning on each other after they took control in Kabul in 1992 from the Soviet-backed regime.
The Northern Alliance enjoys support from India, while the Taliban were close to Pakistan until the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack when Pakistan backed off due to pressure and the hope of debt relief.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/n/no/northern_alliance_1.html   (351 words)

  
 Northern Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Northern Alliance was comprised of roughly five of the factions of mujahedin fighters.
The Northern Alliance enjoyed support from India, while the Taliban were close to Pakistan until the September 11, 2001 attacks when Pakistan backed off due to pressure and the hope of debt relief.
Human rights groups say the Northern Alliance's predecessors was responsible for brutal excesses during the factional civil strife that raged before the Taliban took over most of the country in 1996.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Northern_Alliance   (590 words)

  
 Worldandnation: Northern Alliance plans offensive
It was by far the largest display of materiel by the Northern Alliance since it became a chief focus of American-led efforts to dislodge Afghanistan's militant Islamic Taliban government.
The apparent hope of the alliance is that the combination of expected airstrikes, a ground offensive and defections by Taliban commanders could allow them to enter Kabul rapidly.
Alliance forces here on the front line are 35 miles from the Afghan capital, where they have remained stalled for years.
www.sptimes.com /News/100601/Worldandnation/Northern_Alliance_pla.shtml   (674 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Northern Alliance has bloody past, critics warn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
America is relying on Northern Alliance insurgents — or the United Front, as they prefer to be called — to fight the ruling Taliban on the ground, provide intelligence information about the success of U.S. airstrikes and help locate indicted terrorist Osama bin Laden.
The Northern Alliance today is made up of five disparate fighting groups divided along ethnic lines and led by a hodgepodge of commanders, among them ex-communists, clerics and intellectuals.
Northern Alliance officials in Washington argue that the men are key players in the current military campaign who will not stand in the way of a free and democratic Afghanistan should victory come.
www.usatoday.com /news/sept11/2001/10/12/northern-alliance-usatcov.htm   (2134 words)

  
 Terrorism - Northern Alliance
Northern Alliance commanders claimed that the first group of foreign fighters to surrender broke out of the attack lines around Kunduz and reached the village of Qalai Qul Mohammed, where they turned over their weapons (AP).
Alliance forces are still working on the construction of a dirt landing strip in the town of Golbahar, 20 miles north of the front line.
Northern Alliance commanders were put on alert and told to be ready to drive toward Kabul in the event of a Taliban retreat.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/northern-pr.cfm   (12735 words)

  
 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Who are the Northern Alliance?
The alliance is primarily comprised of three non-Pashtun ethnic groups - Tajiks, Uzbeks and the Hazaras - and in the past relied on a core of some 15,000 troops to defend its territories against the predominantly Pashtun Taleban.
In early September the alliance was dealt a critical blow by the assassination of leader General Ahmed Shah Masood, who had been integral in forging alliances with former opponents and maintaining the co-ordination of a patchwork of guerrilla fighter units.
Masood was regarded as a charismatic leader, and a stabilising influence on the often fractious Northern Alliance.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/1652187.stm   (524 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Northern Alliance enters Kabul
The Northern Alliance said the soldiers were in fact advance units of its police force.
Before the final push Northern Alliance spokesman Bismillah Khan said: "We are at the gate of Kabul." The US had pressed for the alliance to stay out of Kabul to allow time for a coalition government including members of the southern-based Pashtun tribe to be formed.
The country is now effectively partitioned, with the alliance in control of the north and the Taliban dug in in the south.
www.guardian.co.uk /waronterror/story/0,1361,592617,00.html   (507 words)

  
 CNN.com - Report: Northern Alliance advances against Taliban - October 6, 2001
The Northern Alliance force claimed to be near the city of Aybek in northern Samangan, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) southeast of Mazar-e-Sharif.
The reported advance was the largest in several days, after a Northern Alliance offensive appeared to have stalled in several areas and both sides repeatedly traded a number of villages in scattered fighting.
The Northern Alliance is part of a loose collection of Afghan fighters known as mujahedin who are opposed to the Taliban.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/10/06/ret.afghan.fighting   (353 words)

  
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Yesterday, the Alliance was supposed to wait on the outskirts of the city while the Americans attempted to construct a workable coalition.
The Northern Alliance is advancing, meanwhile, with all its baggage of massacres and looting and rape intact.
Nor would you have thought, listening to the reports from Afghanistan yesterday, that the Northern Alliance was responsible for more than 80 per cent of the drug exports from the country in the aftermath of the Taliban's prohibition of drug cultivation.
www.zmag.org /fiskna.cfm   (828 words)

  
 Northern Alliance begins its attacks / Multiple efforts appear coordinated with U.S.
The Northern Alliance has had a boost in morale since the Sept. 11 attacks prompted the United States to move forward with a massive military buildup.
The alliance troops based here just south of the Tajikistan border are hoping to quickly make a push on the town of Taloqan, which lies about 28 miles southwest of here over a series of winding mountain passes.
Mazar-e-Sharif is a critical crossroads for the Taliban, and if the Northern Alliance can successfully recapture it, they would effectively cut off the Taliban forces in the north from their base in the southern city of Kandahar and in the capital, Kabul.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/10/08/MN240085.DTL   (699 words)

  
 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Afghanistan's Northern Alliance
The Afghan Northern Alliance is made up of an ethnically and religiously disparate group of rebel movements united only in their desire to topple the ruling Taleban.
The alliance's political leaders are confident now that their enemy will be eliminated and have stated that they are willing to fight alongside the Americans against the Taleban.
Zahir Tanin believes that although people are tired of the Taleban, the Northern Alliance proved a disappointment and was unable to unite the country when it held power briefly after the expulsion of Soviet forces from the country.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/1552994.stm   (811 words)

  
 CNN.com - Northern Alliance claims key wins - November 6, 2001
NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN (CNN) -- Northern Alliance commanders have claimed two victories, including the capture of a town outside the strategically important city of Mazar-e Sharif.
Northern Alliance leaders said they have captured the town of Kisindeh, placing opposition troops just 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of Mazar-e Sharif.
Rumsfeld said the coordination among different factions within the Northern Alliance were improving, "and I know for a fact that in a number of cases the coordination is quite good."
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/11/06/ret.nalliance.offensive   (455 words)

  
 CNN.com - Northern Alliance calls for more U.S. aid - October 31, 2001
The alliance is arrayed against the Taliban along a front near the strategic northern city of Mazar-e Sharrif.
While the alliance may be ready to push forward in some localized areas, Amin insisted a coordinated offensive to dislodge entrenched Taliban forces will not be possible until a steady supply of military equipment reaches its troops.
The Northern Alliance, often referred to as the United Front, has battled the Taliban for control of Afghanistan since the early 1990s.
edition.cnn.com /2001/US/10/31/ret.northern.alliance   (756 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Kabul besieged by Northern Alliance
Northern Alliance troops were advancing along the Bagram airfield just north of Kabul, the Reuters news agency reported.
A bodyguard to a senior Northern Alliance commander told Reuters that 1,300 Taliban fighters in position at one village overlooking the airbase had surrendered, and many more had been killed.
Neither version of the story could be independently verified, but a Northern Alliance spokesman told the BBC that fighting for Herat was still under way today.
www.guardian.co.uk /waronterror/story/0,1361,592027,00.html   (633 words)

  
 Northern Alliance
The anti-Taleban Northern Alliance is composed of the ousted ethnic Tajik president, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Commander Ahmad Shah Masoud and their Jamiat-i-Islami forces, and General Abdul Rashid Dostum and the ethnic Uzbek Junbish-i-Milli party.
The Northern Alliance is headed by nominal President Rabbani, who holds power with de facto Defense Minister Masood as his primary military backer.
After the defeat of the Tajik Commander Masood, the Alliance was clearly under the leadership of the Uzbek General Abdul Rashid Dostum.
www.fas.org /irp/world/para/northern_alliance.htm   (766 words)

  
 Northern Alliance Troops Near Capital, Push Westward to Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northern Alliance forces also pushed westward all the way to the Iranian border and encircled the northern city of Kunduz, a strongly pro-Taliban area, alliance officials said.
The United States had earlier advised the alliance not to seize the capital until a plan for a post-Taliban government is laid out.
Northern Alliance forces had stopped their advance on Kabul not because of Taliban resistance but “because we didn’t want to move in,” Abdullah said.
www-tech.mit.edu /V121/N59/Alliance_Nears_Kabul.59w.html   (454 words)

  
 Captain's Quarters
The Northern Alliance Radio Network will be on the air today at its usual time, noon to 3 pm CDT, to discuss the political and cultural issues of the week.
The Northern Alliance is proud to congratulate our friends and colleagues at Power Line for their honor at being named Blog of the Year by Time Magazine.
Afterwards, the entire Northern Alliance gang will be in for the normal insanity from noon to 3 PM CT. We'll also be filling in for Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, so be sure to tune us in then as well.
www.captainsquartersblog.com /mt/archives/cat_northern_alliance.php   (8106 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Field Listing - Background   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Taliban seized Kabul in 1996 and were able to capture most of the country outside of Northern Alliance strongholds primarily in the northeast.
Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent in 1908.
Rebel forces claimed the northern half of the country and in January 2003 were granted ministerial positions in a unity government under the auspices of the Linas-Marcoussis Peace Accord.
www.phatnav.com /factbook/fields/2028.html   (16146 words)

  
 Terrorism: Q & A | The Northern Alliance
Because the Northern Alliance provided a ground force that could fight the Taliban, which harbored al-Qaeda, the terrorist network that U.S. officials say was behind the September 11 attacks.
The Northern Alliance ruled Afghanistan for the next four years, a period marred by civil war between the Northern Alliance and Pashtun warlords and infighting among Alliance factions.
Moreover, the Northern Alliance once persecuted Hazaras, who comprise 20 percent of the population, and expelled them from the Afghan capital of Kabul in 1995.
cfrterrorism.org /afghanistan/alliance.html   (664 words)

  
 CNN.com - Chance: Northern Alliance bombardment - October 7, 2001
EDT, saying that alliance forces were launching new military action of their own, coinciding with the start of the U.S.-British action.
CHANCE: I can tell you that according to commanders of the Northern Alliance, the order has been given here to begin a bombardment of Taliban positions -- positions north of Kabul here, that is -- and in the last few minutes, that bombardment has well and truly gotten underway.
And (the personnel of the alliance forces) say they're working under the direct order of their political leadership of the Northern Alliance.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/10/07/chance.north.alliance.otsc   (433 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Northern Alliance captures Kunduz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northern Alliance soldiers head for the front lines at the border of Kunduz province.
Alliance fighters stomped on his face as he lay writhing, firing a shot into the air to drive back a too-curious crowd.
Northern Alliance fighters particularly hate foreign fighters, and consider them invaders of their country.
www.usatoday.com /news/sept11/2001/11/25/kunduz.htm   (809 words)

  
 In Defense of the Northern Alliance -   By Anne Applebaum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Defense of the Northern Alliance -   By Anne Applebaum
While many of the Northern Alliance are devout and even orthodox Muslims, they have a very different reputation from the Taliban.
While this may be an accurate description of some of their soldiers, the Northern Alliance is also still the only Afghan government widely recognized around the world.
slate.msn.com /?id=2057850&device=   (1026 words)

  
 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - Signs of Tension Within Northern Alliance Cause Concern Among UN Officials
Signs of mounting tension within the Northern Alliance are causing concern among United Nations officials, as diplomats scramble to cobble together a stabilization plan for Afghanistan.
At the same time, UN officials cautioned Northern Alliance against infighting, stressing that no one ethnic group will be permitted to dominate the provisional government.
Given the uncertainty surrounding the Northern Alliance’s cohesion, as well as the lack of representation of Afghanistan’s Pashtun community, UN officials admit that the Brahimi plan faces tough obstacles.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav111501.shtml   (1009 words)

  
 Afghan support for Karzai falters / Northern Alliance rivals say they'll field their own candidate
Leaders of the Northern Alliance, the predominantly ethnic Tajik Islamic militia movement that includes the defense minister and a half-dozen regional militia bosses, held an unusual meeting here last week during Karzai's absence.
Karzai reacted angrily to the reports, saying he was fed up with the coalition government and that the Islamic militias had "destroyed the results" of their struggle against Soviet occupation in the 1980s.
Mansour and others associated with the Northern Alliance said the group had no intention of threatening violence against Karzai or of disrupting national elections, whenever they are held.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/10/07/MN170735.DTL   (876 words)

  
 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - Northern Alliance Battlefield Success May Represent "The End of the Beginning"
Northern Alliance control of the north greatly enhances its ability to resupply its troops, as weapons, ammunition and other essential supplies can now be brought in overland from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Beyond the shortage of reliable intelligence, the Northern Alliance is grappling with a manpower shortage.
However, if the Northern Alliance is to stand any chance of conducting effective operations elsewhere in Afghanistan, more supplies from the United States, Britain, and possibly Russia, will be in order.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav111201a.shtml   (925 words)

  
 Afghanistan: Northern Alliance Must Accept Surrender Offer (Human Rights Watch, 19-11-2001)
The Northern Alliance must respect the laws of war for foreign fighters in Kunduz, no less than Afghani ones.
Following their retreat from the northern city of Mazar-i Sharif, thousands of Taliban fighters have been surrounded by the Northern Alliance in Kunduz, the only northern city remaining under Taliban control.
Since surrounding the Taliban and their foreign allies in Kunduz, senior Northern Alliance leaders, while encouraging the surrender of Afghan Taliban troops, have repeatedly stated that they will not accept surrender offers from the foreign fighters, preferring to kill them instead.
www.hrw.org /press/2001/11/afghan1120.htm   (608 words)

  
 CNN.com - Examine the Northern Alliance - November 13, 2001
Some Northern Alliance soldiers have entered Kabul after the Taliban effectively abandoned the city.
Have students examine the history of the Northern Alliance, its war with the Taliban, and its relationship with the international community.
Share the quote by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: "It is clearly good that the Northern Alliance has the kind of momentum that we've seen, but they have gone beyond what the United States and the rest of the international community wanted." What is the significance and meaning of this statement?
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /2001/fyi/lesson.plans/11/13/northern.alliance   (433 words)

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