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Page 316. " the battle for Kunduz "
US Special Forces outside Kunduz
Public DomainUS Special Forces outside Kunduz - Credit: US Army

 Kunduz in northern Afghanistan was the last stronghold of the Taliban.  It fell on 26 November 2001, after a siege that lasted two weeks.  During that time, it is claimed that Pakistani planes evacuated thousands of Pakistani military personnel who had been fighting alongside the Taliban, as well as a number of Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters.