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Chicago Tribune staff reporterIn the first indication that its desire to protect Osama bin Laden is weakening, Afghanistan's Taliban regime said Thursday that it had found the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks against the United States and informed him that he should...
Tribune staff reporterSitting cross-legged ina mosque in Queens, the Taliban's man in New York listened while his fellow Afghan immigrants debated how their native land could avert new bloodshed. Until the Taliban was forced to close its New York office in March, Abdul Hakeem...
Tribune staff reportersWith Al Qaeda forces all but defeated and U.S. bombing drastically scaled back, eastern alliance troops and U.S. commandos on Monday began scouring caves in the mountainous Tora Bora region for the terrorist network's leaders. But just days after U.S....
Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan -- Pushing to snatch the elusive leader of Afghanistan's deposed Taliban, American forces have launched a mission to capture Mullah Mohammed Omar, probably in the rugged mountains northwest of Kandahar, the interim prime minister said....
Tribune foreign correspondentPESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Behind the high walls that surround the Darwesh mosque lies a tightly constricted universe where young taliban--the Arabic word for students--are taught the perfection of Islam and the perfidy of the West. The Darwesh mosque and its...
Tribune staff reporterThe commander of the American war effort in Afghanistan said troops will leave the mountainous region of Tora Bora by midweek without finding clues to the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. Gen. Tommy Franks said the weekslong search of the eastern region...
Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. jets pounded a Taliban mountain hide-out yesterday, killing at least 14 insurgents in the deadliest air assault since rebels launched a series of strikes against Afghan government targets, U.S. and Afghan officials said....
Tribune staff reporterFive years ago Mullah Mohammed Omar began building a compound for himself against the backdrop of four towering mountain ranges, in perhaps the most picturesque part of the city. This wasn't just any compound. It had air conditioning units in every room,...
Tags: Unrest, Conflicts and War, Taliban, Terrorism, Family, Landforms
Tribune staff reportersU.S. Special Forces troops have begun prowling near Osama bin Laden's suspected mountain hideout in northeastern Afghanistan, adding a ground component to an assault that already features near-incessant bombing of the caves and tunnels making up the...
From Wire ReportsKABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. bombs killed the Taliban's intelligence chief, the new Afghan government confirmed yesterday, and a tribal commander reported that negotiations were under way for the surrender of the ousted Taliban supreme leader, Mullah...
Tribune foreign correspondentThe U.S. Special Forces soldiers who descended upon this Afghan village and stormed their way into the home of Haji Uddin expected to find a meeting of Al Qaeda operatives. Instead, the soldiers encountered a cowering family of mostly women and children...
Tags: National Security, New York, Terrorism, Family, Crimes
As he successfully negotiated the terms of surrender for Kandahar, the last Taliban stronghold, Hamid Karzai demonstrated how he was transforming himself from a scrappy field commander to prime minister-designate of Afghanistan. The transformation has,...
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