After Shah-i-Kot: The Next Campaign

As U.S. troops finish mopping up in the Shah-i-Kot Valley of Afghanistan, commanders are turning their gaze to the next possible battleground for U.S. action: the central province of Uruzgan. The province, north of Kandahar, is "saturated" with al-Qaeda and Taliban troops, a senior U.S. military officer says. And the province has one other important attraction: it is the former home of Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban leader, whose whereabouts are still unknown. Could Omar be hiding in Uruzgan? U.S. officials believe it is a good possibility. Unlike Osama bin Laden, Omar is not a world traveler and tended to remain...

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