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Top Osama aide killed in drone strike

Top Osama aide killed in drone strike

PESHAWAR – A top Al Qaeda leader and close associate of Osama Bin Laden is said to have been killed in a recent drone strike in North Waziristan Agency, security officials said on Sunday.
The officials said Bin Laden’s personal assistant Nasir Al Wahishi, 32, was killed when an unmanned US drone fire four missiles on two compounds of local militants in Ghulam Khan Town, some 20 kilomters northwest of Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan. “The high value target was

Musharraf hinted Osama and Zawahri were in Bajaur: Leaks

ISLAMABAD: WikiLeakes claims that former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf had told US Senator John McCain and Representative Richard Renzi that he had no direct evidence but thought Al Qaeda leaders Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri were hiding in Bajaur Agency.
The US diplomatic cable sent by Charge d’Affair’s Peter Bodde on April 10, 2007, quoted Musharraf as saying that the landscape in the videos of Bin Laden and Zawahiri looked similar to Bajaur and the area

Musharraf unsure if Osama will be handed to US

TORONTO: Pakistan may not hand over Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden immediately to the US if he was caught on Pakistani soil, former president Pervez Musharraf said, asserting that the “matter is sensitive” and Islamabad would have to “think about it when such a situation arises”.
Musharraf, who is attending a convention organised by his All-Pakistan Muslim League, was asked the question the question by the CBC network. “Well, that is a very, uh, difficult question to answer. It

US doesn’t know where Osama is, says Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The United States has said it has no idea where top Al Qaeda commanders Osama Bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are hiding, a day after a report claimed that the two fugitives were living in the northwest under ISI protection.
“I don’t think we know where they are. If we knew where they were, I think we would have done something about it,” Defence Deputy Secretary William Lynn said in an interview.
Lynn was responding to a CNN report which quoted an

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