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Net Said to Close Around Osama bin Laden

The net is closing around terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, Pakistani intelligence officials said Monday, confirming the No. 3 al-Qaida man captured one week ago met bin Laden in December. Information from Khalid Shaikh Mohammed “is bringing us significantly closer to Osama,” said one intelligence official who could not be identified according to the rules of the briefing by Pakistan’s spy agency. The press conference held at the InterServices Intelligence, or ISI, headquarters in Islamabad was the first-ever by the spy agency. “This is the first time in the history of Pakistan that this agency is organizing a briefing for the media,” said Gen. Rashid Quereshi, spokesman for Pakistan’s military president Pervez Musharraf — a close ally of the United States in the global war on terror. ISI offered a short video purportedly of the arrest in nearby Rawalpindi of Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States. Mohammed’s arrest on March 1 resulted in a treasure trove of intelligence, the ISI official who gave the briefing said. From evidence garnered from Mohammed and from other suspected al-Qaida operatives “we find we appear to be just hours behind him (bin Laden).” Full Story

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