The US has launched retaliatory attacks against
the Afghan Taliban on Sunday 7 October. Commission President
Prodi and several EU leaders expressed their support for the
fight against terrorism, but stated that this “fight is not
against religions or peoples”.
The US and the UK launched air and missile strikes against
Taliban military facilities on 7 October, starting what
President Bush has said will be a long campaign against
terrorism. The American President announced the attacks in
a television address. During the night of 7-8 October, four
waves of heavy bombing took place. It is anticipated that
the raids will continue for some time.