USA strikes back—the war in pictures 

The Tribune
October 21, 2001

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This File photo shows US 5th Special Forces Group soldiers assembling their equipment after a parachute jump over the Kuwaiti desert, 50 km south of the Iraqi border, on November 19, 1998. US forces launched the first ground attack on Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and suffered their first fatalities when two Americans died after a helicopter supporting the lightning raid went down across the border in Pakistan, October 20, 2001. —REUTERS