29 April 2009
The U.S. strongly believes al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is still alive, a U.S. counterterrorism official said.
The U.S. view contradicts Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari’s comments today that his country’s intelligence agencies think the terrorist leader is dead.
The U.S. official wouldn’t speculate as to why Zardari made his statements today. Zardari also said that the intelligence agencies didn’t have evidence of bin Laden’s death, according to the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan.