1999 in Afghanistan

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See also: 1998 in Afghanistan, other events of 1999, and 2000 in Afghanistan.


February 13, 1999[edit]

  • America's public enemy number one, Osama Bin Laden, is reported missing by his Taliban hosts in Afghanistan.

May 9, 1999[edit]

  • The Taliban movement says that its forces have retaken the key central town of Bamiyan from the opposition alliance.

June 20, 1999[edit]

  • The Red Cross pulls non-essential foreign staff out of Afghanistan after 10 of its workers were beaten.

July 6, 1999[edit]

  • U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes financial and commercial sanctions on Afghanistan's ruling Taliban movement because of its support of Saudi terrorism suspect Osama Bin Laden.

July 19, 1999[edit]

July 28, 1999[edit]

  • Thousands of Taliban fighters launch an offensive to crush Ahmad Shah Masood, the last hurdle between the Islamic militia and control of the whole of Afghanistan.

August 1, 1999[edit]

  • Taliban fighters seize opposition leader Ahmad Shah Masood's key Bagram airbase in an offensive to establish total dominance of Afghanistan; anti-Taliban fighters recapture the airbase on August 5.

August 31, 1999[edit]

September 1, 1999[edit]

September 2, 1999[edit]

October 22, 1999[edit]

October 27, 1999[edit]

  • Mullah Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil is named foreign minister, replacing Mullah Mohammad Hassan. Mullah Abdul Razzaq is made interior minister, replacing Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa, who is appointed as governor of the western province of Herat.

October 29, 1999[edit]

  • Saudi-born terrorism suspect Osama Bin Laden is reported to have sought safe passage from the Taliban's Afghanistan to an unknown country.

November 14, 1999[edit]

  • UN sanctions against Afghanistan go into force, imposed for not handing over Saudi dissident Osama Bin Laden.

December 25, 1999[edit]

December 31, 1999[edit]

  • The passengers of Flight 814 are freed and the hijackers are given 10 hours to leave Afghanistan by the Taliban.

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