Bin Laden in Pakistan: CIA Head

Finding leader remains 'major priority,' he says
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2009 1:57 PM CDT
This 1998 file photo shows Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Osama bin Laden is still in Pakistan and his arrest remains a top priority for the US, CIA Director Leon Panetta said today, adding that joint operations with Pakistani forces could finally net al-Qaeda’s top leader. The CIA has Pakistani informants that keep it abreast of terrorist targets there, and continues to monitor safe havens in Somalia and Yemen, Reuters reports.