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Looking For Osama Bin Laden And Finding No. 3

by | 12th, July 2007

ANYONE seen Osama bin Laden? He missed the wedding:

Senior U.S. intelligence officials yesterday defended unsuccessful efforts to capture al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden who they say has eluded a global manhunt for years by hiding in tribal areas of Pakistan under the protection of local leaders.

“We share your frustration,” Thomas Fingar, deputy director of national intelligence, told Congress yesterday. “Being No. 3 in al Qaeda is a bad job. We regularly get to the No. 3 person.”

But capturing or killing bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, has been difficult because their security practices are “very good” and they are hiding in an area “that is more hostile to us than it is to al Qaeda,” Mr. Fingar told the House Armed Services Committee.

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