Monday, June 12, 2006

The Hunt For Bin Laden Intensifies

According to The Herald, as many as 400 elite British, American, Australian, Polish and Canadian special forces troopers are to be transferred from Iraq to Afghanistan to step up the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

They are the teams responsible for locating Abu Musab al Zarqawi and they were also central in capturing Saddam Hussein, cornering and killing his sons Uday and Qusay, and rescuing the British hostage Norman Kember.

Bin Laden
and his jackal, Egyptian doctor Ayman al Zawahiri, avoid direct contact with each other, but they are both believed to be in the area of the mountainous Afghan provinces that share a border with Pakistan's tribal territories. That encompasses about 10,000 square miles of harsh, unforgiving landscape.

The allied special forces who will join the search include the British and Australian SAS, Poland's Grom commandos, Canada's Joint Task Force Two specialists, and US Delta and Navy Seal teams. God speed.

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