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Developments in the War on Terrorism

16 Die in Suspected Al-Qaida Convoy

Moving against remnant al-Qaida and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, U.S. forces killed 16 fighters in a gun battle and captured 31 others at a military compound, U.S. officials said Monday. No American troops were wounded in either confrontation.

Pentagon Plans to Cut U.S. Sky Patrols

The Pentagon is proposing a reduction in the air patrols the military has been flying over major U.S. cities since the Sept. 11 attacks. New York's senators questioned one version of the plan, which had flights reduced over New York while patrols would continue over Washington, D.C.

Franks Calls Anaconda a 'Success'

The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan declared Monday that the operation to destroy Taliban and al-Qaida in the eastern mountains was "an unqualified and absolute success" despite claims by Afghan allies that most of the enemy fighters got away.

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