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  America: 'We've lost Bin Laden!'
Updated 18 December 2001, 13.04

America has admitted that they've lost Osama bin Laden, the main suspect in the 11 September terrorist attacks on the US.

And in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, opposition forces are still looking for the Taleban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar. They are two of the most wanted men in the world.

Searching for Osama


US and British special forces have been searching the caves at Tora Bora where Bin Laden had his main training camp.

They are also trying to find out if any of the al-Qaeda leaders, including Bin Laden, are among those killed in the recent bombardment of the caves.

But many fighters have already escaped to Pakistan and a Pentagon spokesman said Bin Laden's location was "anybody's guess".

Where is Mullah Omar?

Fact File
Other most wanted men
Ayman al-Zawahri - Bin Laden's spiritual adviser and doctor
Shaikh Saiid - Bin Laden's brother-in-law and financial chief
Abu Zubaydah - Bin Laden's senior field commander
Saif al-Adel - Bin Laden's security chief
Abu Mohammed al-Masri - ran training camps in Afghanistan
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith - al-Qaeda's nominal spokesman

The new governor of Kandahar, Gul Agha, told reporters he's arrested 80 al-Qaeda fighters who belong to Bin Laden's terrorist network and sent out a search party to find the Taleban chief Mullah Omar.

They think he may be hiding with 500 soldiers in the mountains. But it's hoped the freezing conditions will make it harder for the fighters to stay there.


 
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