More commandos, including snipers and storm groups, have been deployed in the Tora Bora stronghold. This information was reported on Friday by the Washington Post with a reference to high-ranking officials of the US administration. According to the newspaper, the re-deployment of troops proves that US command has obtained data confirming that Osama bin Laden is still in one of the besieged tunnels of the Tora Bora cave complex. A spokesman for the US administration reported that "a limited contingent of military experts" who could capture or illuminate Al-Qaeda's leaders, had been deployed in Tora Bora. In addition, the spokesman confirmed that the commandos had been ordered to apply all their skills.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea