Bin Laden living comfortably in Pakistan – CNN

2010-10-18 09:33

Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is living comfortably in northwest Pakistan close to his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, CNN today quoted an official from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) as saying.

The Saudi-born militant wanted for the September 11 attacks on the United States nine years ago was being protected by local people and “some members of the Pakistani intelligence services”, CNN said.

“Nobody in Al-Qaeda is living in a cave,” the unnamed senior Nato official reportedly told the network.

“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 official could not be named “because of the sensitivity of the intelligence matters involved”.?

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