THE FALL OF THE TALIBAN
On 20 September 2001, just days after the 9/11 attacks,
US President George W. Bush issued an ultimatum to the Taliban regime: hand over the leaders of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, close every terrorist training camp in the country. The ultimatum was rejected. The US response was immediate:
The Afghan capital Kabul was liberated by Northern Alliance opposition forces on 13 November.
In mid-December US troops and their international partners attempted to capture Osama bin Laden at the Battle of Tora Bora in eastern Afghanistan near the Khyber Pass. But he escaped across the border to Pakistan.
Soon Kandahar, the spiritual home of the Taliban, fell to US and anti-Taliban Afghan forces. By January 2002, the Taliban had officially capitulated.
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I am a former Italian SPECOPs; after 25 years of service I left the active duty and I am now private trainer and co-owner of Tactical News Magazine International. I will write about my past and present experiences, trainings and training methodology, and I will comment actual event (mainly related to my past activities). Finally you will also find reviews on equipment and weapons.
Sono un Incursore in congedo; dopo 25 anni di servizio ho lasciato il servizio attivo e sono ora un istruttore privato e comproprietario di Tactical News Magazine International. Sul mio blog scriverò articoli riguardanti le mie esperienze passate e presenti, parlerò' di addestramenti vari e metodologie di insegnamento, ed ovviamente commenterò' fatti attuali (maggiormente correlati con la mia passata esperienza). In fine pubblicherò' anche test di equipaggiamenti vari.
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