January 20, 2002, 9:28 AM
The Latest A donors conference for
rebuilding war-shattered Afghanistan
is under way in Tokyo, with the United States pledging nearly 300 (m) million dollars and Japan offering another 500 (m) million.
Mechanical failure is suspected in another deadly helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Two Marines were killed and five were hurt, but not seriously. The chopper was on a resupply mission.
ty-four more detainees from Afghanistan arrived at the Guantanamo Navy base today, bringing the total number to 144.
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld defends the treatment of prisoners from Afghanistan at the US Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Rumsfeld tells NBC the US has a "just criminal justice system"
that treats people properly.
Britain's foreign secretary asks the U-S to explain published photos showing the Afghan captives at Guantanamo kneeling on the ground in handcuffs and blackout goggles.
About 800 paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division replace Marines guarding suspected Taliban and al-Qaida detainees
at the Kandahar airport. Eventually about 25-hundred US soldiers will be deployed there.
The German Defense Ministry says German troops in the British-led stabilization force in Afghanistan have been warned about possible attacks on their base in Kabul. There are nearly 300 German troops in Afghanistan.
© 2002 Associated Press.