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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 24, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba BRANDON June 2002 A5 Troops find weapons stash in Afghan village compound Afghanistan British marines broke into a suspicious village compound and chanced upon one of the largest weapons caches uncovered in southeastern Afghanistan rooms stacked high with hundreds of mor rockets and heavy The marines said yesterday that the arsenal they found stashed in the vil lage of Surwipan near the Pakistani border may have been left by alQaida and Taliban More than 10 men were found in the and some were held by the We were taken aback by the amount of stuff Buck Ryan In the last mere was a cur When I pulled it it was Oh my It was stacked up to the roof with weapons and In the nicknamed the Alamo by the troops hauled box after box of arms out of five or six rooms with stonearch doorways and piled them in the dirt where chickens ran In one a bomb expert peered with a light into stacks of looking for booby The marines said it was one of the largest caches they have found after weeks of searching the area around the town of near the Pakistani bor Few alQaida or Taliban fighters have been found in the region they are believed to be hiding or to have fled into The surprise find came Saturday morning when a patrol of marines from Zulu Company of Britains 45 Commando Group on a nearby hill spotted a large antenna array on top of the Their suspicions they moved A man was peeking out the door of the but when he saw the he ducked inside and slammed the The marines heard men running around inside and shout Ryan The troops smashed through the compounds stone The men some wearing military surrendered without a although several Kalashnikov assault rifles were found ready to Ryan The men destroyed two radios before the marines could get Eight of the Afghans were brought to the military interrogation centre in officials A family of about a dozen people was also found in the compound and told to While the site was being a number of white vans were seen dri ving from the far side of the but the marines were unable to stop Villagers gathered outside the com pound and shouted at the troops as they Associated Press ASSOCIATED PRESS British Army Staff Colin Hill of the Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal handles one of the booby trap devices found in the village of AlQaida appears to be legislators say WASHINGTON With or without Osama bin alQaida terrorists appear to be regrouping as a lethal leading senators on said They cited recently publicized warnings from officials and one broadcast from bin Ladens spokesman late Saturday to underscore the persistent danger from terrorists chased from their Afghan The terrorists appear to be more capable of attacking Americans than they were a month or two said Senator Bob Graham chairman of the Senate Intelligence Added Senator Richard Shelby of the committees top Republican They could hit us any The senators offered no evidence of an impending attack other than the uncorroborat ed warnings issued including one that al Qaida could use fuel tanker trucks against Jewish interests in Officials have not established the authentici ty of the tape broadcast to the Arab world in which bin Laden associate Sulaiman Abu Ghaith said the alQaida leader and most other top figures in the network are well and ready to attack Afghan President Hamid Karzai was asked on CNNs Late Edition about Abu Ghaiths I have no information as to where he though Osama bin Laden must know that whatever acts of terror he thinks he can commit will not be remain unanswered and that his days are anyway Karzai But at put some stock in the Its not surprising that there is a state ment that bin Laden is still he said on Fox News Thats the best assessment of The best guess is that bin Laden is in the trib al lands of western he Israeli forces surround Arafat detain Hamas spiritual leader JERUSALEM Israeli forces entered Ramallah early today and began to surround the shellshattered com pound of Yasser who had accused Israel of moving toward a return to the days of complete control over Palestinians The move into Ramallah widens the Israeli militarys scope of control over onceautonomous Palestinian Israeli troops now control most Palestinian population centres in the West including Tulkarem and placing resi dents under The incursion came moments after word that Palestinian authorities had placed the spiritual leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas under house arrest in the Gaza the Palestinians arrested dozens of Hamas members in An order had been issued for the house arrest of Sheik Ahmed Palestinian security sources told The Associated Seven Palestinian police cars blocked the street on either side of the Gaza home of who has been placed under house arrest in the Arafat and bis aides were inside as a halfdozen Israeli tanks took up posi tions around his Ramallah Palestinian intelligence officials said about 40 tanks were seen entering the city from the northeast to the Two Israeli helicopters covered the incursion from A large number of tanks and Israeli jeeps are surrounding the presidents office from all Nabil Abu Rdeneh told The Associated Press from inside the Witnesses said two Israeli army jeeps have pulled up outside alAmari refugee camp and three parked in front of the government Israeli officials earlier denied any intention to reestablish civil administra tion of the West which would make Israel responsible for municipal building education and vital Prime Minister Ariel Sharons Cabinet also approved a security plan that includes building concrete barriers and electronic fences in hopes of pre venting attacks on its Israeli Cabinet Secretary Gideon Saar said the government was consider ing the possibility of deporting families of Palestinian suicide bombers to the Gaza but would not act unless the Israeli judiciary said such action was Press provide Jeffrey Bates Qualified orthodontists Phone 7270401 101 Rosser 7253864 If you dont see we can get it 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his last said there was no figure for those Official Iranian media has reported that more than people had been Other Red Crescent officials have put the figure at about The quake struck at when most people were in their homes of stone or It left thousands home mainly in the Qazvin provincial town of the quakes the official Islamic Republic News Agency Desert and hills mark Qazvins The inhabit ed by tens of thousands of is rural but is home to many small factories and businesses producing goods ranging from plastics to medicine and Among the hardesthit places was a tiny village some 225 kilometres west of The quake toppled its demolished 40 homes and killed at least 20 In nearby only two of the villages 100 hous es were The death toll there was at least 9 Piece Oak Dining Room You get a 88 table with 4 solid wood side 2 solid wood arm and a 51 wide buffet and hutch All 9 pieces 1 199 Free Delivery in Manitoba The BflICK 1277IH Street 7274366 Toll Free 1 8009913S36 Garage Packages Let 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