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Bin Laden living in Pakistan: CNN

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  1. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is living comfortably in a house in northwest Pakistan, close to his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, CNN on Monday quoted a NATO official as saying.

    The Saudi-born militant, who is wanted for the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, was being protected by local people and "some members of the Pakistani intelligence services," CNN said.

    It also said that the al-Qaeda number two, the Egyptian-born Zawahiri, was living close to him.
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    "Nobody in al-Qaeda is living in a cave," the unnamed senior NATO official is quoted as saying.

    "The official also confirmed the US assessment that Mullah Omar, the leader of the Taliban, has moved between the cities of Quetta and Karachi in Pakistan over the last several months," said the report on CNN's website.

    It said the NATO official could not be named "because of the sensitivity of the intelligence matters involved".

    Pakistan's mountainous North Waziristan region, which borders Afghanistan, is believed to be a vortex of Afghan, Pakistani and Arab militants, and long held to be a possible hiding place for bin Laden.

    Pakistani authorities have denied they are providing protection for the terror mastermind, who has a $US25 million ($A25.25 million) bounty on his head.

    Bin Laden is believed to have escaped to the area from Afghanistan's Tora Bora region, which was a Taliban stronghold during the US-led invasion of late 2001 that unseated the Islamist regime that had provided him with safe haven.

    The invasion was launched to punish the Taliban for allowing al-Qaeda to train and plot the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington that killed around 3,000 people.

    The militants soon regrouped to launch an insurgency which is being fought by more than 150,000 US and NATO troops.

    Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted in an interview earlier this month that bin Laden and Zawahiri -- who also has a $US25 million ($A25.25 million) price on his head -- would eventually would be hunted down.

    Bin Laden living in Pakistan: CNN

    NATO official: Bin Laden, deputy hiding in northwest Pakistan - CNN.com
     
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    abirbec04 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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  3. deepak75

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    Seems like US preparation for more pound of flesh for the upcoming strategic dialogue. Seriously, if they had an idea about where Pakistanis are hiding these two goons, US would have already swooped in and taken them out....
     
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    occasional gibberish from yankees and their paranoid media
     
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    deepak75 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Gibberish is a matter of perspective. But paranoid I would not call them. Media is purely another tool for US administration to further their objectives. They are just letting Kyani know what awaits in the next strategic dialogue. I think Pakistan is doing their own homework on this anyway. Read something about Pakistan getting disaffected with the amount of aid that is being given to them and also something about US treating Pakistan as a not-frontal ally....
     
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    Pakistan goverment and military as incompentent as they are know where Osama is located. They are no better then the Taliban.
     
  7. Bangalorean

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    Bin Laden living in Pakistan? In other news, I had breakfast today.

    :lol:

    If Osama and his deputy are still alive, then the only place they're likely to be is Pakistan.
     
  8. JANA

    JANA 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    You are very right about the media. Infact it is being used for psy-ops extensively. I consider it paranoid to keep own public under stress and fear of unknown by these pentagon, western policy makers.
     
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    Thats why people love Ahmadinejad :lol:
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    So that means U.S drones will b flying over Islamabad in the coming weeks:lol:
     
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    Add karachi as well :lol: So much for a friendship :lol: :lol:
     
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    well i dont want that to happen. i dont want innocent people to lose thier lives for nothing.
    all i want US to do id to sieze pakistani nukes, and paralyse thier military. thts it.
     
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    Osama in my opinion is no longer a big concern for the U.S. The guy is useless really, but does keeps the strong foundation alive. After his death, somebody else will probably take the role.
     
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    I for one would love to see him dead.
     
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    It is still important to capture him alive prosecute and hang him or have pictures of his dead body. He has become like William Wallace right now, it is imperative to destroy the legend of invincibility of Osama.
     
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