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Pakistani Forces Chase al-Qaida Members

Pakistani forces moved into selected areas of their country’s border with Afghanistan after satellite telephone intercepts indicated al-Qaida members were hiding there, security officials told The Associated Press on Friday. There was no indication al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was involved in the conversations, but two intelligence officials said participants discussed a man called “Shaikh” — a code name for bin Laden. “Some people who were speaking in Arabic have been heard saying Shaikh is in good health,” one of the intelligence officials told AP. The conversations took place last year, the official said, but it was not clear when the United States shared its information with Pakistan. The intelligence officials spoke on condition of anonymity. Full Story

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