The Siege of Mazar-i-Sharif

Luke Harding

Of all the events from the three-day siege at the fort at Mazar-I-Sharif, in November 2001, the one I found hardest to forget was the request for tea: ‘Could I have a cup of tea?’ perfectly expressed in English. Then: ‘We are very hungry. We have had nothing to eat.’ I hadn’t expected to f…

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