New York -- TIME magazine correspondent Alex Perry filed an eyewitness report late Sunday of 800 Taliban prisoners in armed rebellion at a Northern Alliance fort near Mazar- I-Sharif. Perry saw 12 Americans and British soldiers fighting with the Northern Alliance against the rebelling prisoners who were grabbing weapons from an armory. The Americans were wearing Air Force uniforms. One of two Americans trapped inside the fort, according to Perry, is dead. "The mission by the Americans and Northern Alliance was to kill every single one of them now."
On Saturday, 800 Taliban soldiers surrendered to the forces of Gen. Rashid Dostum, a leading commander of the Northern Alliance. But on Sunday, the prisoners decided to rebel, grabbing weapons from an armory at the local fort and attacking the Northern Alliance. At least two American soldiers were trapped in the fort when it happened and at least one is dead. American and British forces have now joined in trying to quell the attack. Time