Still Fighting

As the war in Iraq rumbles through its second week, the original war on terror—against remnants of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan—still seethes. U.S. forces opened a new front against pro-Taliban fighters last week, this time just outside Kabul. Operation Desert Lion, as it has been dubbed, is targeting suspected pro-Taliban forces in the snowy mountain range between the capital and the U.S. air base at Bagram, 50 kilometers away. In southern Afghanistan, 600 troops backed by choppers and fighter planes began a second week of scouring villages and mountain caves for rebels. Soldiers have taken nine men into custody and captured a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!