AFGHANISTAN - Dec. 9 - Tora Bora Bombed.US warplanes drop powerful bombs on cave complexes in the mountainous Tora Bora Tora Bora (Pashto: تورا بورا, “black dust” ), known Locally as Spīn Ghar, is a cave complex situated in the White Mountains (Safed Koh) of eastern Afghanistan (), in the Pachir Wa Agam District of Nangarhar province, region as tribesmen prepare a major ground assault in the area. US officials say they believe Bin Laden is in the area. US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Richard Myers
General Richard Bowman Myers USAF (Ret. says: "We can't be sure, but we think we know" Bin Laden's approximate location. Anti-Taliban forces say about 2,500 of their men are being assembled for a new assault. Bin Laden appears ever more isolated after his Taliban protectors handed over Zabul Province to tribal elders. The Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) is a private and independent news agency headquartered in Pakistan. During the existence of the Taliban it was often used by members to release statements. The agency was often used as a source during the 2001 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. said: "The rule of the Taliban in Afghanistan has totally ended". US and allied forces are also looking for Looking for
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Although tribesmen maintained that Bin Laden, with a $25m US bounty on his head, is hiding in Tora Bora's maze of tunnels and caverns, others in Kabul said he was more likely hiding out in the south of the country, where US officials believe Mullah Omar Noun 1. Mullah Omar - reclusive Afghanistani politician and leader of the Taliban who imposed a strict interpretation of shariah law on Afghanistan (born in 1960)
Mullah Mohammed Omar remains. On Dec. 10, a 15,000lb daisy-cutter bomb was dropped by parachute on the Tora Bora region from a heavy cargo aircraft. It destroyed everything within a 600-metre radius and was followed by furious exchanges of ground fire. Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Rear Admiral John Stufflebeem said the aim of dropping such a large weapon was to cause the tunnels to collapse to bury the enemy or to drive them out, and undermine morale. Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said: "We assume we have substantially degraded his [Bin Laden's] ability to communicate with elements outside Afghanistan. He doesn't have a lot of good options left. The aim is to reduce his options as far as possible".