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Bin Laden Trail Still Cold, Pakistan Says

Despite a surge in arrests of Al Qaeda suspects, a senior Pakistani anti-terrorism official said investigators still had not found the trail of their main target, Osama bin Laden. “You can only be sure you’re closing in on someone when you at least have a hint of his whereabouts,” Brig. Javed Iqbal Cheema said in an interview last week. “With regard to Osama bin Laden himself, I would say that we are not getting any substantial leads as yet.” Cheema, head of the National Crisis Management Cell at the Interior Ministry, said Pakistan was “working hand in glove with the U.S. government” in a sweep that had netted more than a dozen suspects in the last two weeks. Among those detained was Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who had been indicted in the United States for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in East Africa. Full Story

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