Timeline of the war in Afghanistan

Published On: Jun 18 2013 11:36:52 AM CDT   Updated On: May 27 2014 12:41:07 PM CDT

President Obama now wants to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016. Here's a look back at the longest conflict in U.S. history.

Osama Bin Laden
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December 2001 -- Afghan militias track Osama bin Laden to the Tora Bora cave complex southeast of Kabul and begin a fierce two-week battle with al-Qaeda militants. Several hundred are killed, but bin Laden escapes.

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