Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Al-Qaeda leader caught as Omar escapes
Updated 05 January 2002, 17.27

The US say they've captured a very important and high-ranking member of Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network in Afghanistan.

Ibn Al-Shaykh al-Libi is said to have organised training camps for the terrorist network.

Motorbike escape


Mr al-Libi is being held by US forces in Kandahar where many other al-Qaeda and Taleban soldiers are.

Earlier one of the world's most wanted men, Taleban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, escaped his hideout in the area of Baghran on a motorbike, according to reports.

But now Afghan authorities say they know where he is and he will not escape again.

No sign of Bin Laden

Meanwhile the leader of the US military operation in Afghanistan, General Tommy Franks, said they still don't know where Osama Bin Laden is.

Earlier it was also reported an American special forces soldier had been killed in a gunfire battle. He's the first US soldier to die from enemy fire since the war in Afghanistan started.


 
Full World Section
Also in World now:
Battle rages in Iraqi rebel city
Black Watch soldier dies in Iraq
Yasser Arafat in dangerous coma
Afghanistan quiz Know world events? Try our Afghan quiz
Snowfall in Budapest Europe freezes over - check out the pix
Child slavery Helen, 12, writes about the trade of child slaves
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club