Radio Shariat (meaning Islamic law) was the ruling Taliban's mouthpiece, broadcasts religious programs and official decrees and announcements. The broadcasts were carried over twenty transmitting towers. It was the foreign media's main source of information from the Taliban.
Early in the United States war in Afghanistan, on October 8, 2001, U.S. forces bombed the main building and antennae of Radio Shariat. The U.S. then utilized the same frequencies to broadcast music (which had been banned by the Taliban), and announcements and information in Dari and Pashto.
The U.S. bombing of the station was decried by members of the internationa media.