Second man charged in U.S. embassy attack
Prepared to die
The Air Strikes
From the CIA
Details of the strikes
U.S. military air strikes were aimed at six sites in eastern Afghanistan where terrorists allegedly trained and at a suspected chemical weapons plant in Sudan. The sites were linked to exiled Saudi Osama bid Laden, a major sponsor of terrorism, U.S. officials say.
According to U.S. military and intelligence officials, the following is known about the facilities.
The Zhawar Kili Al-Badr Camp
Up to 600 people had been observed using the military-style complex where terrorists in training learned how to handle explosives, ran obstacle courses, practiced shooting on firing ranges and operated armed personnel carriers and tanks. Instructors were of a variety of nationalities, including Afghan and Saudi.
Operates with the blessing, if not outright support, of the Taliban, a fundamentalist Islamic faction that controls Afghanistan.
Shifa Pharmaceutical Plant
Located in an industrial area, it was fenced and guarded by the Sudanese military and controlled by the Sudanese government. U.S. officials say is no evidence that pharmaceuticals actually were made there.
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