"Afghanistan, 25 November 2001. Qala-i-Jhangi fortress, Mazar-I-Sharif.
A fierce and unexpected battle broke out as armed Taliban prisoners rebelled in an intense firefight with their Northern Alliance captors. Western media crews retreated to the main building within an adjacent compound. On this, the first day of a three day battle, a lone Afghan freelancer, Najibullah Quaraishi remained on the ramparts overlooking the Taliban where Northern Alliance forces were fighting to contain the situation. At the height of the battle they were joined by men with distinctly English accents. For the next six hours, surrounded by gunfire, Najibullah remained at his post filming a sustained battle.
On the following day, as Najibullah joined a group of NA forces moving to enter the Taliban compound, they came under mortar attack. Of the fourteen men in his group, 11 were killed and three injured. Najibullah received shrapnel wounds to his head and remained in hospital for four days. His camera was destroyed but he had earlier changed cassettes, retaining the footage that later proved vital in telling the story of what actually happened at Qala-i-Jhangi."
I found the above description of the the footage and then found the footage online here:
Their partaking in this could one day start to haunt the british and americans... The events at this uprising are still somewhat mysterious and it may turn out that its no heros story.
After hearing of this uprising Dostums (an usbekian warlord at present allied to the U.S. but said to be very brutal) men put thousands of taliban prisoners in containers (chockful) to transport them. Many suffocated or died from thirst. It seems they were buried in a massgrave in the desert (currently under U.N. supervision so that Dostum cannot destroy it and the evidence).
One should keep in mind that many Northern Alliance men and Taleban are not that different. A war like this were mainly indigenous troops are utilized who do not share western ideas of the conduct of warfare can turn very ugly indeed.
Guys... check that you have Realplayer installed, check the settings on Realplayer... and if you must come on a board and post that "the link does not work for me" then please give a little more information.
1) There are two links on the post... which one is not working for you?
2) When you click on a link... what happens? Do you get a 404 (page not found on the server) result?
3) I checked both links after semperfi posted on Sunday and I just checked again and both links worked, and still work, for me.
4) The second link will open a Realplayer window to play the film. Ensure that you have Realplayer installed and correctly set up for your system.
5) The first link is to a page which has a little more info on the film and also contains the second link.
yeah, it looks like the guys who filmed video for both channel 4 and CNN's
documentary was the group at combatfilms.com. They've got a few photos
up there and looks like they're selling a video of apaches from
operation anaconda... i'm curious what else they've got..Although the CNN
show had quite a bit, obviously the video for the channel 4 section had a
lot more. They say they're going to be selling more videos on their site in
the upcoming weeks/months.