The Pashtun units, with the support of American and British special task forces, have fully encircled the caves in the Agam Gorge of the Tora Bora area near Jalalabad where, according to the US secret services, Osama bin Laden and a group of Al-Qaeda militants are hiding. From the north, the Pashtuns blocked the entrance to two mountain gorges which are close to each other. The southern exits from them are in Pakistan, and they are blocked by Pakistani armed forces. The US special task forces are watching round-the-clock all mountain peaks and passes, trying to check the attempts of the Al-Qaeda militants to leave the encircled area in which in the past several days bin Laden's talks with the militants through a short-wave radio set, were intercepted.
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