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New clues in bin Laden hunt lead to dead ends

The hunt for the world’s most elusive terrorist has intensified dramatically in the past week but so far has been a frustrating mission that has led hither and yon. Such as here, a treeless, rocky and remote corner of southwest Pakistan where searchers, after five hours on the road, found no trace of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. This mountainous region would seem to offer bin Laden an ideal hiding spot. But there’s no proof he’s actually ever been here. That’s the way it has gone for the past week. Acting on new leads from a captured al-Qaeda operative, small teams of CIA paramilitary officials, Army Delta Force and Navy SEAL Team 6 commandos are searching for bin Laden along the borders with Afghanistan and Iran. Problem is, the new clues lead U.S. forces, along with Pakistani soldiers and intelligence operatives, in all directions, to far-flung places spread over hundreds of miles of mountainous and hostile territory. Full Story

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