13 Day Conflict (President Ventura)

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13 Day Conflict
13 day conflict

November 1, 2006


November 13, 2006


Pakistan and Afghanistan


United States victory, The capture of Osama Bin Laden, casualties


US52stars United States

Al Queda flag Al Qaeda


US52stars President Jesse Ventura US52stars General John Abizaid US52stars Admiral William J. Fallon US52stars General Martin Dempsey

Al Queda flag Ayman al-Zawahiri

Al Queda flag Mustafa Abu al-Yazid


The 13 Day Conflict was a short military conflict between the United States military and Al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. It was sparked by the capture of Osama Bin Laden by US soldiers in the village of Meydan. The conflict lasted from November 1st, the day after Bin Laden was captured, until November 13th of 2006. With about 7200 soldiers in the area, the United States saw 140 casualties on the battlefield. It is estimated that Al Qaeda saw near 500 casualties of their strength of 2500. Following the conflict, Bin Laden was taken to Saudi Arabia and put on trial for being in connection with the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, the USS Cole bombing and the failed hijackings of 2001. Bin Laden was executed in 2008 by hanging.

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