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List of U.S. flight schools found in Kabul Sat Nov 17 2001 09:45:33 ET
Kabul (dpa) -- A flight-simulator computer program, a list of flight schools in the United States and documents describing chemical, biological and nuclear warfare and referring to the Al-Qaeda organization have been found in two houses in Kabul, the New York Times reported Saturday.
Some of the documents were in a house that belonged to the Taliban government's defence ministry. Other documents were found in a private residence two miles away in the same upscale district of Kabul.
The Taliban fled on Monday as Northern Alliance forces closed in on the capital, abandoning a city they had ruled since 1996. The houses appeared to have been left in haste.
Throughout both houses were scattered green and yellow forms in Arabic labeled ``Al Qaeda Ammunition Warehouse.'' The forms list weapons, including rifles and grenades, and state to whom they were issued, according to the New York Times.
The apparent Qaeda presence in a Taliban defence ministry building suggested that Osama bin Laden's organization and the radical Islamic government were closely linked, according to the Times.
In one house, a page torn out of Flying magazine was found, listing flight schools in Florida, including Walkawitz Aviation in Titusville and Phoenix East Aviation in Daytona Beach.
Greg Nardi, manager of Walkawitz Aviation, told the New York Times that several Arab students had approached the school in the last year and that the F.B.I. had visited the school on more than five occasions since the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, taking away the records of a number of these Arabs.
The contents of the houses including hundreds of pieces of paper scattered on the floors appeared to provide evidence of the activities of Al Qaeda in Kabul and the extent of its network, the nature of its planning and its training methods, according to the report.
-- Anonymous, November 17, 2001