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A letter purportedly from Osama Bin Laden calls on Muslims in Pakistan to stand up for Islam as the country supports the US-led campaign against Afghanistan.
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Bin Laden's 'letter to Muslims'

The US Government takes further steps to freeze the assets of financial networks alleged to be linked to Bin Laden. The names of 62 groups and people have been added to a list of suspected terrorist associates signed by President Bush. They include Islamic money changers with offices in the US, which investigators say have funnelled tens of millions of dollars around the world to fund terrorist activities. The premises of some of these organisations in the US are raided.

Northern Alliance troops take control of Kabul amid scenes of chaos and jubilation after months of a US-led military campaign aimed at overthrowing the Taleban and destroying al-Qaeda.

Police in Spain arrest eight men suspected of planning terrorist attacks. The Spanish interior ministry says the men have links with al-Qaeda.

A Spanish judge orders the detention of eight terror suspects believed to have links to the 11 September suicide attacks. The suspects are alleged to have recruited people to attend training camps. All deny being linked to any terrorist group.

The FBI begins processing detained members of the Taleban in Kandahar, Afghanistan, ahead of interrogation.

A Taleban prisoner held by the Northern Alliance in Qala-e-Jhangi fort near Mazar-e-Sharif kills himself and an alliance police chief by setting off a hidden grenade. The next day, several hundred Taleban prisoners launched a revolt in the fortress. There are conflicting reports about what triggered the three-day battle, but 400 Taleban prisoners are believed to have been killed in the operation to crush the revolt. An American, John Walker Lindh, is discovered among the Taleban fighters and survives the battle.
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Fort revolt: What really happened?

US Attorney-General John Ashcroft says that 600 people are in federal custody in connection with investigations into the 11 September attacks. Most of the detainees are held on immigration violations. None of those detained since the attacks have been charged in connection with the attacks. Senator Russell Feingold is critical of what he sees as an over aggressive investigation, says that he is "deeply troubled by [Mr Ashcroft’s] refusal to provide a full accounting of everyone who has been arrested and why".
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Doubts over FBI shake-up

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