US refuse to confirm recent bin Laden 'sightings'

US refuse to confirm recent bin Laden 'sightings'

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said the United States has not had good intelligence on the whereabouts of terrorist Osama bin Laden in years.

Mr Gates made the comment in an interview to be aired Sunday on ABC’s 'This Week'.

Asked whether he could confirm recent reports that bin Laden had been seen recently in Afghanistan, Mr Gates said “no”.

Media reports late this week mentioned accounts of unconfirmed bin Laden sightings in recent weeks.

Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, is believed to be hiding on the Pakistan side of the border with Afghanistan.

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