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Despite a spike in Internet news site visitors since the Sept. 11 attacks, is laying off 9 percent of its workforce, or around 18 staff members.

Aided by heavy U.S. airstrikes, anti-Taliban tribesmen pressed toward the Taliban's last remaining stronghold of Kandahar on Friday, as American officials warned of potential violence against forces in the region.

On the 55th day of U.S. strikes on Afghanistan, Independent Television News reports on the military and humanitarian situation there, and Kwame Holman reports on the Pentagon assessment of the Afghan campaign.