WASHINGTON (AP) -- More U.S. commandos have been put on the ground in Afghanistan to help in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the Pentagon said Monday.
With U.S. bombs still falling, the Taliban regime cracking and Afghan opposition forces rising, Bush administration officials say chances of finding bin Laden are improving.
Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said Monday that more American troops were sent Friday into the country's south, where special operations forces have been gathering intelligence and setting up roadblocks to try to catch bin Laden and fleeing Taliban. There are a few hundred Americans now on the ground throughout the country, she said.
In separate television interviews, Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's national security adviser, and other officials said bin Laden is on the run, with little chance of gaining safe haven in neighboring countries.
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