A region rich in history and rife with conflict
As the United States closes in on its targeted enemy, Osama bin Laden, the nations surrounding Afghanistan may be drawn into the military campaign. While some countries have declared their support to the U.S., others are reluctant, fearing political upheaval and safety risks. Click the underlined countries below to learn about their role in the region.

 
Bases where U.S. troops are stationed Military air bases Refugee camps Suspected bin Laden training bases Area controlled by the Northern Alliance


Northwest Africa Southeast Asia

GRAPHICS: TRACY PORTER, WHITNEY STENSRUD, MICHELE MCMULLEN, MARK NOWLIN / THE SEATTLE TIMES
RESEARCH: ROB DAVILA, VINCE KUETER, MARK HIGGINS / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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