Zawahiri in Pakistan, believes Pentagon


Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is still in Pakistan, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday. “We have no information to indicate that he is anywhere else than in Pakistan,” Pentagon spokesman George Little said. Zawahiri, a veteran Egyptian militant and long-time al Qaeda number two, took over the terror organisation after bin Laden was killed in a clandestine raid by US Navy commandos in Pakistan on May 2.
Like his slain Saudi-born co-conspirator, Zawahiri has been in hiding since the United States declared a “war on terror” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, and invaded Afghanistan whose Taliban leaders had harbored bin Laden. Other US intelligence officials were highly skeptical of reports that Zawahiri had fled Pakistan and went to either Yemen or Somalia.


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