Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
LONDON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) has probably fled from Afghanistan (news - web sites) to Pakistan, Iran radio reported on Friday.
The radio quoted an informed source as saying that the Saudi-born militant, prime suspect in the September 11 attacks on the United States, had probably fled for his life across the border near Tirah, southwest of Peshawar.
``Osama bin Laden has most likely abandoned Afghanistan for the Manatiq-e Azad (free areas) of Pakistan to save his life,'' the radio, monitored in London, quoted the informed source as saying in a telephone interview with its Pashto service.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
Personally, I think that's "disinformation" that OBL's gang has put out to try to get the pressure off. I have a feeling he's still near Khandahar, the only real Taliban "stronghold" left in the country. I would imagine that Iran, Pakistan and the "Stans" north of Afghanistan all have troops on the border to make sure he doesn't escape, plus US and British special forces are probably near the border as well, in case he does try to flee. Time will tell.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
I agree with Alpha 1. If he flees, it seems he would have to abandon is goon-squad that protects him. 300 scumbags mobilizing would be too easy to spot. I doubt OBL would be willing to travel in a small group. He's still under a rock in S. Afghan somewhere.
American_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1182 times:
Hes probably not fled to Pakistan, hes probably in Iran.
How do you come to this conclusion? Iran's borders are sealed with Afghanistan. Also, Iran dislike the Taliban VERY much. So they would NEVER knowingly harbor a terrorist such as Bin Laden that has affiliations with the Taliban.