New York Times, April 19, 2002. Paul Bucherer, a Swiss authority on Afghan
art, said a special Al-Qaeda squad methodically smashed a storeroom full of
ancient Buddhist and Gandharan statuary originally from Kabul's National Museum
shortly before the Buddhas were blown up in March 2001. He said the Al-Qaeda
squad of non-Afghans expertly carried out the destruction after local Taliban
leaders refused to participate. Letters Western journalists found in Kabul after
the Taliban fell described how Osama and top aides had convinced Mullah Omar to
destroy the Buddhas.
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