Missile attacks from U.S. Predator drones in Pakistan have increased in recent months as part of an intensified campaign to cripple al-Qaeda's central command. Although U.S. officials say they have seen no sign of Osama bin Laden since late 2001, they suspect that he and other al-Qaeda leaders are hiding in Pakistan's tribal regions along the Afghan border.
SOURCE: News reports | RESEARCH BY ROBERT E. THOMASON, MAP BY GENE THORP - The Washington Post - September 10, 2008
In Hunt for Bin Laden, a New Approach Article | PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Frustrated by repeated dead ends in the search for Osama bin Laden, U.S. and Pakistani officials said they are questioning long-held assumptions about their strategy and are shifting tactics to intensify the use of the unmanned but lethal Predator drone spy plane in the moun...