Profile of U.N. Sanctions Against Afghanistan

U.N. sanctions took effect Friday after a deadline expired for Afghanistan's ruling Taliban to turn over suspected terrorist mastermind Usama Bin Laden for trial and close training camps the United States accuses him of running there. These include:

—A ban on the supply, sale or transfer of arms, ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts.

—A freeze on funds and other financial assets of Usama bin Laden, his associates, and his al Qaida group.

—A ban on aircraft that have taken off from or are headed to Taliban-controlled territory.

—A withdrawal of all foreign military and security advisers to the Taliban.

—Immediate closure of all Taliban offices worldwide and limit to travel by Taliban officials.

—Immediate closure of all offices of Ariana Afghan Airlines.

—A halt to all illegal drug activity in Afghanistan and an end to the illegal cultivation of opium poppy, the proceeds of which finance Taliban terrorist activities.

The resolution stresses that the sanctions do not apply to humanitarian efforts and calls for the U.N. sanctions committee on Afghanistan to maintain lists of aid groups that can be exempt from the flight ban.

The resolution calls for the U.N. secretary-general to appoint a committee of experts to report on how the arms embargo and the closure of terrorist camps can be monitored.