Afghanistan: August 27, 2003

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It is thought that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is hiding in a village north of Kandahar, along with a bodyguard of up to 800 fighters. 

Marine AV-8,  US Air Force A-10s and Army AH-64 helicopter gunships have been used in the fighting against the Taliban north of Kandahar. The aircraft are supporting some 800 Afghan army troops and a hundred or so Special Forces and commandos. 

 

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