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Bin Laden lives in safe place in Afghanistan
by Khaleej
Saturday Oct 30th, 2004 10:16 AM
KUWAT CITY - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is living in a safe place northeast of the Afghan capital under the protection of a tribe, Kuwait’s Al-Rai Al-Aam newspaper quoted Islamic sources as saying Saturday.

An unnamed person met Omar two weeks ago and also saw bin Laden some two and a half months ago and told the sources the Al Qaeda leader was in good spirits.

“Sheikh Abu Abdullah (bin Laden) is in good health and high morale. He lives along with four people in a safe place with an Afghan tribe that provides him with all means of comfort and safety,” the sources quoted the man as saying.

“Sheikh Osama lives in an area northeast of Kabul and closely follows the military actions of his followers,” he added.

Bin Laden’s number two Ayman al-Zawahiri also lives in Afghanistan but in an area far away from where the Al Qaeda leader is hiding, the sources said. The two leaders exchange information and coordinate through well-trusted men.

Both the Taleban and Al Qaeda are currently “regrouping” in preparation to launch “qualitative” attacks against US forces in Afghanistan, the sources added.

Al Qaeda is not capable at present of carrying out military attacks in Iraq, disputing statements by interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi that bin Laden had sent one of his followers to command operations in Iraq, the sources said.

Bin Laden threatened the United States with attacks similar to September 11, 2001 and accused President George W. Bush of ”misleading” his people, in a video message aired Friday just days ahead of the US presidential election.

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/subcontinent/2004/October/subcontinent_October966.xml§ion=subcontinent

Kuwaiti Paper: Laden Lives in a Safe Place in NE of Kabul

It is claimed that Al-Qaeda terrorist network leader Osama Bin Laden lives in a northeastern part of the Afghani capital Kabul in a safe place under the protection of a tribe.

Al-Rai Al-Aam newspaper in Kuwait said in a news story based on “Islamic sources” that Laden is in good health and spirits and lives with four people. Reportedly, he closely follows the news.

It is also reported that Taliban leader Moaal Mohammed Omer also lives in Afghanistan and that two weeks ago a person met with Omer and this same person also saw Laden two and a half months ago.

http://www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20041030&hn=13456

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just enough infojust enough infoSaturday Oct 30th, 2004 10:18 AM