al Qaeda leaders scattered throughout Pakistan

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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Washington, May 7: It's been almost a week since terror lynchpin Osama bin Laden has ceased to exist, but the cobwebs surrounding the functioning of his organisation, al-Qaeda is being peeled off slowly and steadily. And the insight into the fountainhead of the dreaded world of global terrorism is being given by Osama's documents and computer devices.

According to a report published by the Associated Press, a senior US official who has access to Osama's documents said that the deceased terror kingpin played a huge part in planning and directing attacks by al-Qaeda and its various other affiliates in Yemen and Somalia.

The data, found from Osama's computer drives also informs that a major lot of al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders are scattered throughout the length and breadth of Pakistan. The data reaffirms earlier doubts that these insurgents are supported and safeguarded by Pakistani officials and influential people.

The official, has also been reported as saying that Laden's first priority was his safety but nevertheless, he was active in providing guidance and direction to affiliated groups in Yemen and Somalia what they should or should not be doing.

Despite the straight refusal by President Barack Obama to reveal the photos of Laden's corpse, a few anonymous US officials have been reported as saying that the President may make public, several unreleased bin Laden propaganda tapes as well as footage of him moving about the compound.

The official has also informed that the handwritten notes and computer data will be used by the US armed forces to track down more al-Qaeda leaders including, al-Qaida deputy Ayman al-Zawahri.

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