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  America still chasing Mullah Omar
Updated 04 January 2002, 17.21

America is stepping up attempts to get its hands on the leader of the Taleban, Mullah Omar.

He escaped when they captured the Taleban capital of Kandahar, and the Americans are still hoping to track him down.

Behind the September terrorist attacks


Mullah Omar protected Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan, allowing Bin Laden to plan last year's terrible terrorist attacks on America.

Around 1,500 fighters still loyal to the Taleban are fighting in Afghanistan, but they are surrounded by anti-Taleban forces.

The fighters have said they will hand Mullah Omar over to the opposition if America stops bombing them.

However, there is no evidence to suggest that the Taleban soldiers know where Mullah Omar is.

Peace keeping deal agreed

Also on Friday, an important step forward was taken for Afghanistan.

The country's new leaders agreed to allow a special international army of soldiers, who will help keep the peace.


 
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