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01-03 Taleban prisoners released Kabul
2. 01-03 'Omar handover' is negotiating Afghanistan
3. 01-04 Mullah Omar 'flees on motorbike' Southern Afghanistan
4. 01-05 Taleban envoy detained by US Pakistan
F. 01-07 Bush keeps pressure on Pakistan Washington
6. 01-08 3 Taleban ministers surrender Afghanistan
H. 01-09 No survivors in US plane crash West Pakistan
I. 01-10 Bush warns Iran on terror Washington
J. 01-10 US flies suspects to Cuba base Guantanamo

Summary.     Click for More > American Taleban indicted Taleban foreign minister surrenders US helicopter shot down. 7 killed Fierce battle for al-Qaeda stronghold  The United States military is pouring fresh troops, attack helicopters into an area of eastern Afghanistan Body found may be Daniel Pearl's Pakistan 'shifts men from al-Qaeda hunt' Taliban John Pleads Guilty to 2 Charges   Saddam: U.S. attack 'doomed'  Iraqi President defiant speech to his nation didn't appear to faze the Bush administration Iraq hits at Bush 'lies' Bush: U.S. will move on Iraq if U.N. won't   9/11 planner arrested  Ramzi Binalshibh was one of the al Qaeda operatives most wanted by the U.S. government Top al Qaeda operatives interrogated US charges five over al-Qaeda links Binalshibh in U.S. custody Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years Attack on Marines U.S. kills Cole suspect   'Bin Laden alive,' says Interpol  Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble has warned that al Qaeda is preparing simultaneous attacks in several countries U.S. looks for 'signals' in bin Laden tape Al-Qaeda 'still poses big threat'
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Taleban prisoners released  260 prisoners freed from Kabul prison. Each given 500,000 afghanis ($20) by the Red Cross 'Omar handover' is negotiating Taleban envoy detained by US 3 Taleban ministers surrender No survivors in US plane crash  Military plane carrying 7 Marines, has crashed into a hill in flames US flies suspects to Cuba base Afghan captives start detention


January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3
Jan.5
Jan.8
Jan.9
Jan.10
Jan.11
  The first group of 20 prisoners are now in a detention camp at a military base at Guantanamo
Tape shows attack plans Jan.23 US halts transfers to Guantanamo camp Jan.27 US raids siege hospital Jan.30 US, Philippines joint military exercises

February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.5 American Taleban indicted  John Walker Lindh has been formally indicted on 10 charges of conspiring to kill fellow Americans US softens line on 'evil axis'
Feb.8 Taleban foreign minister surrenders  US forces are questioning Wakil Ahmad Mutawakil, the highest-ranking Taleban official so far to be taken into custody Feb.9 War captives baffle US interrogators

March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2 Caves hit with pressure bombs
Mar.4 US helicopter shot down. 7 killed  10 US soldiers were wounded. MH-47 special operations Chinook helicopter crash-landed after being hit and was then attacked Mar.7 Fierce battle for al-Qaeda stronghold
  The United States military is pouring fresh troops, attack helicopters into an area of eastern Afghanistan


April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3 'US citizen' in Camp X-Ray Apr.27 Fierce clash as Rumsfeld visits

May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.16 Body found may be Daniel Pearl's
  Police said they believe a body recovered is that of slain Wall Street Journal reporter May.18  Unmanned spy plane crashes May.19  US soldier killed May.30 Pakistan 'shifts men from al-Qaeda hunt'
  There are conflicting reports about a redeployment of troops from the Afghan border in the west to its frontiers with India

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Bush says US will strike first Jun.12 US aircraft crashes
Jun.14 Al-Qanoon claimed responsibility for bomb Jun.15  FBI probes bomb attack Jun.17  Judge rejects 'US Taleban' plea Jun.18  al Qaeda suspect arrested  Top al Qaeda leader in custody Jun.22  Bin Laden 'on TV soon' Jun.26  10 soldiers die in al Qaeda raid Jun.28  Suspected al Qaeda fugitives said seized Jun.30  U.S. building up forces at obscure base

July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1 Extra $10m to fight terror
Jul.2  Bush offers condolences to Afghans Jul.3  Al Qaeda suspects killed in shootout Saddam Hussein's Stepson Arrested Jul.5  Iraq invasion report Jul.12  Milan anti-terror police arrest 8 Jul.15 Taliban John Pleads Guilty to 2 Charges  John Walker Lindh pleaded guilty in a surprise deal that will spare him from spending the rest of his life in prison  Wedding incident still mistery Jul.18  U.S. breaks up Afghan firefight Jul.22  U.S. called in to help guard Afghan head Jul.23  Indictments against Abu Sayyaf members Jul.26  Pentagon denies report of U.S. casualties Jul.29  1,300 U.S. troops begin pull-out Jul.30  bin Laden bodyguard captured Jul.31 Senat debates Iraq war fears

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Remote-controlled robot searches caves  U.S. promises Indonesia anti-terror funds Aug.2 Judge: terror suspects 'must be named'
 Karzai denies U.S. air raid cover-up Aug.3  Al Qaeda suspect held Aug.7  Europe, U.S. divided over Iraq  Report: Saudi Arabia is enemy of U.S.  Kurds won't 'blindly' join U.S. front Aug.8   Saddam: U.S. attack 'doomed'
  Iraqi President defiant speech to his nation didn't appear to faze the Bush administration
Aug.10  al-Qaeda fighters handed over Aug.13  Kurds offer territory for Iraq attack Aug.16  Weapons caches found Aug.18  FM Abdullah certain bin Laden is alive Tapes on bin Laden's network Aug.19  U.S. considered hitting al Qaeda site Aug.22  Bush says 'all options' on table for Iraq Aug.24  Iraq denies al Qaeda presence  Saudi sought by FBI back home Aug.25  Blast causes minor damage in Kabul  Troops enter Pankisi Gorge Aug.26  Reservists face duty extension  Coalition mission nets Taliban weapons Aug.27  Indonesia resists calls for cleric's arrest Aug.28 China deals U.S. blow over Iraq  U.S.: Iran knowingly harboring al Qaeda Aug.29 Mass graves raise questions

September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2  7 suspected of al Qaeda ties held  'Secret Army' vows revenge Sep.5  Karzai attacker 'from Taleban area' Sep.6 U.S. blames civilian deaths on ground fire
 Finance leaders discuss fighting terrorism Sep.7  Taliban blamed in Karzai attack Sep.10  U.S. forces capture al Qaeda financier Sep.11  Pentagon steps up Iraq war planning  Saudi Arabia backs terror fight Sep.12  Sicily police hold terror suspects Iraq hits at Bush 'lies'  UN ambassador, Mohammed Aldouri, said the U.S. had repeatedly failed to find any evidence Iraq was involved in terrorism   Bush: U.S. will move on Iraq if U.N. won't  President called on the United Nations to move quickly -- within a matter of weeks, according to his advisers  Taleban leader 'will free Afghanistan'  Asian link to U.S. terror alert Sep.13   9/11 planner arrested
  Ramzi Binalshibh was one of the al Qaeda operatives most wanted by the U.S. government
Sep.14 Top al Qaeda operatives interrogated  Pakistani officials were questioning 2 al Qaeda operatives sought for their roles in the September 11 US charges five over al-Qaeda links  The men formed an al Qaeda cell and at least 2 of them received weapons training at an al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan Sep.15  U.S. wants custody of 9/11 suspect Sep.16 Binalshibh in U.S. custody  Ramzi Binalshibh, a Yemeni national, is a senior al Qaeda operative suspected of helping to plan the September 11 attacks Sep.17  Two terror suspects at large Sep.20  5 al Qaeda suspects captured  U.S. base attacked  U.S. holds Sudanese pilot as threat  Singapore to screen U.S.-bound cargo Sep.25  Rice: Iraq sheltered, trained al Qaeda Sep.27  Subject of global manhunt released Sep.28  Blast injures 2 near U.S. Embassy

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  U.S. troops destroy giant weapons cache Oct.4 Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years
  Lindh told U.S. District Judge that he 'made a mistake by joining the Taliban' Oct.8  U.S. terror suspect arrested Attack on Marines
  Two Kuwaitis fired on Failaka Island in the Persian Gulf, killing one Marine and wounding another Oct.9  U.S. troops fire at armed civilians Oct.12  al Qaeda linked to attack on Marines Oct.18  Coalition find weapons, WTC poster Oct.23  U.S. brands Indonesian group terrorist

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4 U.S. kills Cole suspect
  The United States killed 6 al Qaeda members with a Hellfire missile fired from an unmanned CIA drone at the car Nov.8   'Bin Laden alive,' says Interpol
  Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble has warned that al Qaeda is preparing simultaneous attacks in several countries
Nov.13  $5 million reward to crack terror funding   U.S. looks for 'signals' in bin Laden tape  Intelligence analysts are looking for possible signals in the audiotaped warning, Ashcroft said at a news conference

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.16 INS to register Saudi, Pakistani men Dec.17 Al-Qaeda 'still poses big threat'  The UN group monitoring the al-Qaeda network in its third report says it still poses a substantial threat Dec.26 CIA using 'stress and duress' interrogation Dec.30 FBI seeks 5 men in U.S. illegally U.S. tracking ships linked to al Qaeda


Taleban prisoners released  260 prisoners freed from Kabul prison. Each given 500,000 afghanis ($20) by the Red Cross 'Omar handover' is negotiating Taleban envoy detained by US 3 Taleban ministers surrender No survivors in US plane crash  Military plane carrying 7 Marines, has crashed into a hill in flames US raids siege hospital US, Philippines joint military exercises Caves hit with pressure bombs US helicopter shot down. 7 killed  10 US soldiers were wounded. MH-47 special operations Chinook helicopter crash-landed after being hit and was then attacked Fierce battle for al-Qaeda stronghold




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  The United States military is pouring fresh troops, attack helicopters into an area of eastern Afghanistan
Apr.27 Fierce clash as Rumsfeld visits
May.18  Unmanned spy plane crashes May.19  US soldier killed May.30 Pakistan 'shifts men from al-Qaeda hunt'
  There are conflicting reports about a redeployment of troops from the Afghan border in the west to its frontiers with India Jun.1  Bush says US will strike first Jun.12 US aircraft crashes Jun.26  10 soldiers die in al Qaeda raid Jun.30  U.S. building up forces at obscure base Jul.1 Extra $10m to fight terror Jul.3  Al Qaeda suspects killed in shootout Jul.5  Iraq invasion report Jul.15  Wedding incident still mistery Jul.18  U.S. breaks up Afghan firefight Jul.22  U.S. called in to help guard Afghan head Jul.26  Pentagon denies report of U.S. casualties Jul.29  1,300 U.S. troops begin pull-out Aug.1  Remote-controlled robot searches caves Aug.7  Europe, U.S. divided over Iraq Aug.7  Kurds won't 'blindly' join U.S. front Aug.8   Saddam: U.S. attack 'doomed'
  Iraqi President defiant speech to his nation didn't appear to faze the Bush administration
Aug.13  Kurds offer territory for Iraq attack Aug.16  Weapons caches found Aug.19  U.S. considered hitting al Qaeda site Aug.22  Bush says 'all options' on table for Iraq Aug.25  Troops enter Pankisi Gorge Aug.26  Reservists face duty extension Aug.26  Coalition mission nets Taliban weapons Aug.28 China deals U.S. blow over Iraq Aug.29 Mass graves raise questions Sep.2  'Secret Army' vows revenge Sep.6 U.S. blames civilian deaths on ground fire Sep.10  U.S. forces capture al Qaeda financier Sep.11  Pentagon steps up Iraq war planning Sep.20  5 al Qaeda suspects captured Sep.20  U.S. base attacked Sep.20  Singapore to screen U.S.-bound cargo Oct.2  U.S. troops destroy giant weapons cache Oct.8 Attack on Marines  Two Kuwaitis fired on Failaka Island in the Persian Gulf, killing one Marine and wounding another Oct.9  U.S. troops fire at armed civilians Nov.4 U.S. kills Cole suspect  The United States killed 6 al Qaeda members with a Hellfire missile fired from an unmanned CIA drone at the car Dec.26 CIA using 'stress and duress' interrogation



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2002 Jan.9 No survivors in US plane crash  Military plane carrying 7 Marines, has crashed into a hill in flames Mar.4 US helicopter shot down. 7 killed  10 US soldiers were wounded. MH-47 special operations Chinook helicopter crash-landed after being hit and was then attacked May.18  Unmanned spy plane crashes Jun.12 US aircraft crashes




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2002 Sep.6  Finance leaders discuss fighting terrorism



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2002 Jan.10 US flies suspects to Cuba base
Jan.11 Afghan captives start detention
  The first group of 20 prisoners are now in a detention camp at a military base at Guantanamo
Jan.11 Tape shows attack plans Jan.23 US halts transfers to Guantanamo camp Feb.5 American Taleban indicted  John Walker Lindh has been formally indicted on 10 charges of conspiring to kill fellow Americans Feb.8 Taleban foreign minister surrenders  US forces are questioning Wakil Ahmad Mutawakil, the highest-ranking Taleban official so far to be taken into custody Feb.9 War captives baffle US interrogators Apr.3 'US citizen' in Camp X-Ray May.16 Body found may be Daniel Pearl's  Police said they believe a body recovered is that of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Jun.1  Bush says US will strike first Jun.14 Al-Qanoon claimed responsibility for bomb Jun.15  FBI probes bomb attack Jun.17  Judge rejects 'US Taleban' plea Jun.18  al Qaeda suspect arrested Jun.18  Top al Qaeda leader in custody Jun.22  Bin Laden 'on TV soon' Jun.28  Suspected al Qaeda fugitives said seized Jul.3 Saddam Hussein's Stepson Arrested Jul.12  Milan anti-terror police arrest 8 Jul.15 Taliban John Pleads Guilty to 2 Charges  John Walker Lindh pleaded guilty in a surprise deal that will spare him from spending the rest of his life in prison Jul.23  Indictments against Abu Sayyaf members Jul.30  bin Laden bodyguard captured Aug.2 Judge: terror suspects 'must be named' Aug.3  Al Qaeda suspect held Aug.10  al-Qaeda fighters handed over Aug.18  FM Abdullah certain bin Laden is alive Aug.18 Tapes on bin Laden's network Aug.24  Iraq denies al Qaeda presence Aug.24  Saudi sought by FBI back home Aug.25  Blast causes minor damage in Kabul Aug.27  Indonesia resists calls for cleric's arrest Aug.28  U.S.: Iran knowingly harboring al Qaeda Sep.2  7 suspected of al Qaeda ties held Sep.5  Karzai attacker 'from Taleban area' Sep.7  Taliban blamed in Karzai attack Sep.11  Saudi Arabia backs terror fight Sep.12  Sicily police hold terror suspects Sep.12  Taleban leader 'will free Afghanistan' Sep.12  Asian link to U.S. terror alert Sep.13   9/11 planner arrested
  Ramzi Binalshibh was one of the al Qaeda operatives most wanted by the U.S. government
Sep.14 Top al Qaeda operatives interrogated  Pakistani officials were questioning 2 al Qaeda operatives sought for their roles in the September 11 Sep.14 US charges five over al-Qaeda links  The men formed an al Qaeda cell and at least 2 of them received weapons training at an al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan Sep.15  U.S. wants custody of 9/11 suspect Sep.16 Binalshibh in U.S. custody  Ramzi Binalshibh, a Yemeni national, is a senior al Qaeda operative suspected of helping to plan the September 11 attacks Sep.17  Two terror suspects at large Sep.20  U.S. holds Sudanese pilot as threat Sep.25  Rice: Iraq sheltered, trained al Qaeda Sep.27  Subject of global manhunt released Sep.28  Blast injures 2 near U.S. Embassy Oct.4 Walker Lindh sentenced to 20 years
  Lindh told U.S. District Judge that he 'made a mistake by joining the Taliban' Oct.8  U.S. terror suspect arrested Oct.8 Attack on Marines
  Two Kuwaitis fired on Failaka Island in the Persian Gulf, killing one Marine and wounding another Oct.12  al Qaeda linked to attack on Marines Oct.18  Coalition find weapons, WTC poster Oct.23  U.S. brands Indonesian group terrorist Nov.8   'Bin Laden alive,' says Interpol
  Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble has warned that al Qaeda is preparing simultaneous attacks in several countries
Nov.13  $5 million reward to crack terror funding Nov.13   U.S. looks for 'signals' in bin Laden tape  Intelligence analysts are looking for possible signals in the audiotaped warning, Ashcroft said at a news conference Dec.17 Al-Qaeda 'still poses big threat'  The UN group monitoring the al-Qaeda network in its third report says it still poses a substantial threat Dec.30 FBI seeks 5 men in U.S. illegally Dec.30 U.S. tracking ships linked to al Qaeda



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2002 Feb.5 US softens line on 'evil axis'
Apr.27 Fierce clash as Rumsfeld visits Jul.2  Bush offers condolences to Afghans Jul.31 Senat debates Iraq war fears Aug.1  U.S. promises Indonesia anti-terror funds Aug.2  Karzai denies U.S. air raid cover-up Aug.7  Report: Saudi Arabia is enemy of U.S. Sep.12 Iraq hits at Bush 'lies'  UN ambassador, Mohammed Aldouri, said the U.S. had repeatedly failed to find any evidence Iraq was involved in terrorism Sep.12   Bush: U.S. will move on Iraq if U.N. won't  President called on the United Nations to move quickly -- within a matter of weeks, according to his advisers Dec.16 INS to register Saudi, Pakistani men