December 17,  This day during the Afghanistan War

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December 17, 2001 – The Battle of Tora Bora was a military engagement that took place in Afghanistan from December 12, 2001 to December 17, 2001, during the opening stages of the War in Afghanistan launched following the September 11 attacks on the United States. The U.S. and its allies believed that Osama bin Laden was hiding in the mountains at Tora Bora, but despite overrunning the Taliban and al-Qaeda positions and hearing bin Laden’s voice in intercepted radio transmissions several times, they failed to kill or capture him. Bin Laden was then able to escape to the Federated Tribal Areas of Pakistan. At the end of 2001, al-Qaeda fighters were still holding out in the mountains of the Tora Bora region. On December 3, 2001, a group of 20 U.S. CIA NCS and 5th SFG(A) ODA572 team members of the code name Jawbreaker were inserted by helicopter in Jalalabad…

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