Mopping Up Is Hard To Do

Anti-Taliban forces finally took control of the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan only to find that Osama bin Laden is still unaccounted for. Yes, there's a chance the world's most wanted man is buried, alive or dead, in a mountainside cave. But U.S. intelligence officials doubt it. More likely, they say, he is hiding in the hills or has slipped into Pakistan.

There are hundreds of caves left to be scoured in Tora Bora, and U.S. intelligence officials say that one part of the region alone has some 240 roads and trails by which he could escape to Pakistan--if he hasn't...

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