Tora Bora, Afghanistan

In December, the war on terrorism brought world attention to the Tora Bora area of Afghanistan, a remote, mountainous region being used as a fortification for several thousand fleeing Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters and, perhaps, Osama bin Laden. Anti-Taliban mujahadeen soldiers allied themselves with the U.S. military, using American air power and Special Forces expertise to push back the entrenched fighters. In a few weeks, all the Taliban and Al-Qaeda soldiers had been captured, killed, or escaped into lawless regions of Pakistan.  

Anti-Taliban soldiers watch with fear after they hear Al-Qaeda soldiers launch mortar rounds over their heads on the front lines in Tora Bora, Afghanistan.

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