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Search for bin Laden narrows

March 07, 2003 09:49 IST

The search for Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has narrowed to a few Pakistani provinces in the northwest, including Waziristan, US and Pakistani officials were quoted as saying on Thursday.

Reports that the search has narrowed to the southwestern province of Baluchistan are wrong, they said.

An official also termed as 'incorrect' a report that bin Laden had used a telephone in Baluchistan to call a family member.

Intelligence agencies are following up on numerous leads from the materials seized from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a top Al Qaeda operative held in Rawalpindi last week.

Unlike Sheikh Mohammed, bin Laden is likely to be in a more remote area, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf told CNN on Thursday.

He said, "He wouldn't be hiding alone, or with another colleague of his in one room of a house

"He would need a sanctuary, he would need a bigger area. He wouldn't be moving in a city."

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As an earlier American official said, who do you want to deal with, Musharraf or some hardcore jehadist?


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It's very strange that US is unable to nab Bin Laden. It's only my personal thinking which may be wrong, either US is not willing ...


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The US proves yet again that it adopts double standards when it comes to defining terrorism. Innocents killed by the militants in J&K are given ...


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Osama has been made a scapegoat in the 9/11 attack whereas the reality might be different. So far US has not come out with concrete ...


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First they shud search him in Mush's house


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