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  Al-Qaeda group are on the run
Updated 17 December 2001, 09.16

Members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group have been captured in Afghanistan and more are trying to escape opposition forces including British soldiers.

But there is still no sign of either al-Qaeda's leader Osama Bin Laden or the former head of the Taleban Mullah Omar.


The anti-Taleban group called the Mujahideen say they now control all the main Al-Qaeda positions in the Tora Bora mountains, the location of an al-Qaeda base.

However American military leaders aren't so sure and say there is still lots of work to do before the area is completely free of the terrorists.

More than 2,000 al-Qaeda members are thought to be trying to escape, 200 have been killed and 35 have been captured.

The opposition have also warned that anyone helping the fleeing terrorists to hide risks being killed themselves.


 
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