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Osama bin Laden, a scion of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, became the grim apostle of a strain of Islamic radicalism that exalted violence against non-believers, and the leader of a terrorist network that launched repeated attacks in the West,...
Tags: Defense, Belief and Faith, Politics, U.S. Military, Syria
CNNCAIRO, Egypt -- An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been appointed "caretaker" leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings. Al Qaeda's interim...
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 3:22 p.m. Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that the Pakistani government was “probably fully aware” that Osama bin Laden had been living in the country and that other top terrorists are currently there......
CNNWASHINGTON -- A senior administration official tells CNN that a DNA match confirms Osama bin Laden killed.U.S. There are photographs of the body with a gunshot wound to the side of the head that shows an individual who is not unrecognizable as bin Laden,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersCHARIKAR, Afghanistan -- The United States launched its retaliation against terrorism Sunday, striking at the heart of Osama bin Laden's adopted nation and his Taliban supporters with a thundering attack of bombs from the air and missiles from the sea....
Tags: Defense, U.S. Air Force, Israel, Mass Media, Weaponry
Times Staff WriterIn the unfolding final acts of the war in Afghanistan, it suddenly appears that victory could bring the United States most--yet not quite all--of what it wanted when American warplanes began dropping bombs two months ago. The Taliban regime that was...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersAs the Taliban unravels and its soldiers retreat, a worried Pakistan was struggling Wednesday with an impossible task: sealing off its 1,500-mile border with Afghanistan, a porous line that slices through ancient tribal territories and desolate mountain...
Tags: Family, Politics, Mountains, Landforms, Transportation Accidents
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersA procession of large turbaned men with grim visages, thick beards and dusty robes has passed through Hamid Karzai's gate in this southwestern Pakistani city for the last few weeks. The visitors identify themselves as tribal leaders and former commanders...
Tags: Defense, Politics, Islam, Constitutional Issues, Heads of State
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe director of surgery at the public hospital was a Muslim cleric with no medical experience. The state bank director had memorized every verse of the Holy Koran but knew nothing of finance. In all the Taliban provincial offices here, only the mullah...
Tags: Defense, Religious Texts, Firearms, Entertainment, Finance
Times Staff WritersTaliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar tentatively agreed Thursday to surrender his regime's last stronghold, Kandahar, in a murky pact that would mark the end of the ground war against Afghanistan's former governing militia. But major questions remained...
Tags: Death, Defense, Armed Forces, Caves and Caverns, BBC
Baltimore Sun foreign correspondentThe success of American military action in Afghanistan could hinge on aid from a small, rebel Afghan army that just two weeks ago seemed on the verge of collapse. The Northern Alliance, which includes the remnants of the forces defeated by Afghanistan'...
Tags: Death, Defense, Politics, Islam, Armed Forces
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAlthough the U.S. military campaign so far has focused heavily on northern Afghanistan, the United States has little hope of tracking Osama bin Laden, eliminating his al-Qaida terrorist network or replacing the Taliban regime unless it wins in the south...
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