Laden, other top Al-Qaeda leaders hiding in Pak’s mountainous region: BidenApril 8th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.8 (ANI): The United States has claimed that Osama Bin Laden along with other top Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders are hiding in Pakistan’s ungoverned tribal areas along the Afghan border.
“In the FATA, the western part of Pakistan in the mountains on the Afghan border, that is a war on terror. That’s where al-Qaida lives. That’s where bin Laden is. That’s where the most radicalized part of the Taliban is,” The News quoted US Vice President Joe Biden, as saying.
Biden said Al-Qaeda had reconstituted itself in the mountain regions along the Afghanistan and Pakistan under the Bush Administration, which was a matter of great concern.
When enquired about why the Obama Administration has alienated it self from using the term ‘Global war on Terror’, Biden said : “There are other interests we have beyond Pakistan and Afghnaistan, the situation in the Middle East is not a global war on terror. But it matters to us mightily whether or not we end up with an accommodation between the Israelis and the Palestinians.” (ANI)
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