Afghanistan's ruling Taliban moved today to hand out heavy weapons across the country as U.S. air strikes continued into their third week.
During an eleventh day of heavy bombing over Afghan cities, U.S. warplanes struck Taliban positions close to the front lines of their battle with the Northern Alliance for the first time.
The Taliban's ambassador to Pakistan today condemned what he called "brutal" U.S. attacks against targets inside Afghanistan.
In his weekly radio address, President Bush told the Taliban regime there is little time left to comply U.S. demands.
Mullah Mohammed Omar, supreme leader of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban, told his country today not to fear a U.S. attack because "Americans don't have the courage" for it.
The ruling Taliban has delivered an edict from the nation's religious clerics asking suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden to leave Afghanistan in his own time.
Saudi Arabia broke ties with the ruling Taliban of Afghanistan on Tuesday, further isolating the religious militia.
Officials from Afghanistan's ruling Taliban said today they cannot find Osama bin Laden, the head of a worldwide extremist network who President Bush says is a "prime suspect" in the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington.
Taliban officials claimed Saturday that they shot down an unmanned surveillance plane in northern Afghanistan, where renewed fighting was reported between the hard-line Islamic forces and opposition forces.
The Taliban rejected President Bush's demand Friday, saying Afghanistan will not hand over Osama bin Laden or associates of the suspected terrorist al-Qaeda network.
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