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.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria