NEW YORK—The Iranian News Agency in Peshawar, Pakistan, is confirming the sighting of American
commando units inside western Afghanistan around the
area of the city of Herat. A reporter at the agency in
Peshawar said this afternoon that Iranian reporters had
seen first-hand American troops in Afghanistan. Herat
is fairly close to the Iranian border.
Herat is the city where former Afghan guerrila
hero Ismael Khan has begun fighting the Taliban. He
had been living in Iran after escaping from a Taliban
prison. The Iranian News Agency reports that Khan’s troops taken a
series of villages and towns, and that he is now fighting inside the city of Herat.