[FoRK] Osama Bin Jerkhead surrounded?

jbone at place.org jbone at place.org
Tue Feb 24 10:57:59 PST 2004


Rumor du jour...  but not really du jour, this broke Sunday and I 
didn't notice...

	http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0224/dailyUpdate.html?s=entt

Osama bin Laden 'surrounded?'
Reports say bin Laden cornered in northwest Pakistan, but US denies it.
By Tom Regan | csmonitor.com

The British newspaper, The Sunday Express, reported Sunday that Osama 
bin Laden has been found and is surrounded by US special forces in an 
area of northwestern Pakistan, on the border with Afghanistan. Quoting 
a "well-placed intelligence source" in Washington, the paper says that 
Mr. bin Laden is traveling with 50 bodyguards, and is being tracked by 
satellite. Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is thought to be with 
bin Laden.

Hostile terrain makes an all-out conventional military assault 
impossible, so special forces would be used in a "grab and go" style 
operation.
"US helicopters already sited on the Afghanistan border will swoop in 
to extricate him," the newspaper says. It claims bin Laden and his men 
"sleep in caves or out in the open. The area is swept by fierce snow 
storms howling down from the 10,000 ft-high mountain peaks. Donkeys are 
the only transport."

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