November 23, This day during the Afghanistan War

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November 23, 2001 – The Siege of Kunduz took place in 2001 during the War in Afghanistan. After the fall of Mazar-i-Sharif on November 9, the focus of the Northern Alliance advance shifted towards the city of Kunduz, which was the last remaining Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan.  Forces under the command of General Mohammed Daud Daud linked up with American Special Forces advisers and advanced to the city of Taloqan, arriving outside the city on November 11. There, Daud’s forces attacked before American airstrikes could be called in, quickly routing the Taliban and seizing control of the city. After routing the Taliban at Taloqan, Daud’s forces moved to besiege Kunduz. They initially met heavy resistance, leading Daud to decide to entrench his forces around the city and use American air support to weaken the Taliban. For the next eleven days, American aircraft bombarded Taliban positions, destroying 44 bunker complexes, 12…

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