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Summary of Attacks Developments

March 2, 2002

_ In the biggest U.S.-led ground operation this year, U.S. and Afghan troops backed by U.S. jets Saturday attacked Taliban and al-Qaida forces regrouping in eastern Afghanistan. One American was killed and a number were injured, the Pentagon said.

_ U.S. troops have been committed to help train and equip Yemen’s military to fight terrorists, under a plan approved by President Bush.

_ Investigators found that a fire fed by diesel fuel stored in 7 World Trade Center may have led to the building’s collapse. The fire, ignited by debris from the nearby twin towers, raged for seven hours before the 47-story building collapsed on Sept. 11.

_ A land mine killed two U.S.-allied Afghan troops less than a mile from the U.S. military-held air base at Kandahar, Afghanistan. Canadian forces pursued two people suspected of planting the mine.

_ President Bush has created ``shadow government″ of 75 or more officials living and working in mountainside bunkers outside Washington in case of nuclear terrorist attack on capital; anonymous government officials disclose that Cold War-era plan took effect in the hours after the Sept. 11 attacks.

_ A former New Jersey resident and an illegal Jordanian immigrant were charged with participating in a fake identification ring that supplied documents to some of the Sept. 11 hijackers, according to court documents.

_ Two vertical beams of light will rise from near the World Trade Center site as a temporary memorial to victims of Sept. 11, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

_ The Pentagon shut down the Office of Strategic Influence, a short-lived agency that reportedly considered spreading false information abroad.

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