Marking The 15th Anniversary Of America's Longest War

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American soldiers hide behind a barricade during an explosion prior to fighting with Taliban forces on Nov. 26, 2001 at a prison fortress near Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
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Oct. 7, 2001 marks the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.

The U.S. had determined that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks, and that he was in Afghanistan.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young listens back to sounds from this day in October, 15 years ago.

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