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Osama Apparently Staying in Cave, Off-line

Following up Greg’s post yesterday about al-Qaeda’s No. 2 Ayman al Zawahri becoming a blogger, it seems his boss Osama Bin Laden is still in hiding and may not want to join the blogsophere for fear his location may be revealed:

Musharraf: Laden is hiding in Bajaur area of Afghanistan
Punjab Newsline Network
December 17, 2007

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today asserted that the well known terrorist and al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden is hiding in the Bajaur area of Afghanistan.
Interacting with the media Musharraf said that he could be in the area that borders Pakistan’s Bajaur tribal agency and Afghanistan’s Kunar province.
Responding to, whether Pakistan can contain the threat from the extremists, Musharraf said “We are combating it, and I think we are on the winning side.”
When asked whether the U.S. had abandoned him, Musharraf said, “I have nothing against President Bush. I think he has been most supportive; he has been a very sincere friend. I must say he understands fully the Pakistan environment. He understands why I had to act and what I’m facing.”

Tom Gross — Tom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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