Taliban Again Refuses to Turn Over bin Laden

The Taliban has again refused a State Department request to extradite suspected anti-U.S. terrorist Osama bin Laden.

On Monday, the State Department reiterated its request that the Taliban turn over bin Laden for prosecution. In its statement, the State Department also warned that the Taliban may be planning attacks on U.S. citizens.

The Taliban has repeatedly claimed that the U.S. has no proof of bin Laden’s wrong doing and it “just trying to show how powerful it is.” The Taliban’s Supreme Court found bin Laden’s innocent of all charges in a trial last month.


AP - December 15, 1998

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