One of Afghanistan's largest bases belonging to the terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda was discovered near the Kandahar airport. Surrounded by minefields, antitank fortifications and anti-aircraft positions, the terrorist camp occupied an aggregate space of more than four hectares. The base was equipped with an obstacle course, a firing range, and a depot stacked with explosives, weapons and ammunition. All in all, the camp comprised 70 military installations, including barracks, a three-story administrative building /presumably with Osama bin Laden's personal office/, a library and a small shop. According to the Friday issue of the Saudi newspaper As-Sharq al-Ausat, the base -- which went under the name of Wolf Border -- was destroyed by US aviation.
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