October 18th, 2010
08:17 AM ET

NATO official: Bin Laden in northwest Pakistan

Kabul, Afghanistan - Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are believed to be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, but are not together, a senior NATO official said.

"Nobody in al Qaeda is living in a cave," said the official, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the intelligence matters involved.

Rather, al Qaeda's top leadership is believed to be living in relative comfort, protected by locals and some members of the Pakistani intelligence services, the official said.

Read the full story from CNN's Barbara Starr

Filed under: Osama bin Laden
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Kerry

    Who is the defective idiot posting comments in defective Spanish?

    October 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      Sorry Kerry,that was me.

      October 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        No,that was Phunnie boy trying to ridicule Larry like he does the rest of us.

        October 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kerry

        How old are you two? my guess would be about 12.

        October 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Era yo,Kerry. !Le agradeciera en no llamarme idiota defectivo! La razon escojo hacerlo es para no se me cofunde con mi embaucador que no sabe nada acerca de este idioma.

      October 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Sehr gut,Larry. Sie konnen die Spanische Sprache besser als mich. Ich wunsche,das ich die Spanische Sprache kann!

        October 19, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kerry

        For goodness sake grow up.

        October 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |

    Osama is presently sitting in Washington where being a main part of great game, he is comparatively more safe then in Pakistan. He is probably staying with Bush as he had obliged him in winning for second term when released cassette in last hours and changed public opinion against John Kerry and in favor of Bush. With blessings of Osama USA has captured the world's best strategic point for which entire West has been dreaming for the last two centuries. This is CIA GREAT GAME on the line MI 6 of the then British Empire. Fall of British Empire had started from Afghanistan and now US Empire is on the line as here in Pakistan and Afghanistan even common man is aware of this game and will like to see Osama and USA buried in Afghan quagmire. No doubt here public had much expectations of OBAMA and hoped his promise for a change would put an end to these inhuman wars in the name of war on terror but last two years have proved that nothing has changed but these beating drums of Osama's presence on Pakistan soil is seen as US attempts to extend Afghanistan occupation towards Pakistan. Now here every one is bound to show the world this ugly face of this deadly GREAT GAME TO SEE WHO IS THE REAL TERRORIST?

    October 19, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. markjuliansmith

    Binny is in Iran deep under Shiraz sipping pina coladas with erstwhile deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, whilst the Iran Quds look after the breakfast details, the escalating violence and videos falsely claiming these two cowards are actually in the front line and not safely a thousand miles away.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      ?Puede demonstrarlo?,markjuliansmith.!Apuesto que no,no puede!

      October 18, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    No hay evidencia ninguna que Osama bin Laden queda con vida,!Ninguna! Estes matones derechistas en Washington lo necessitan para su propaganda.

    October 18, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ArtePolitik

    Well, obviously he's not there anymore. Thanks CNN... 😉

    October 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. USMC Forever

    Pakistan, you are Dangerously close to losing your respect and having the U.S. just say hell with it and you become the new Afganistan. Lets just get down to the real deal, YOU ARE A TERRORIST COUNTRY PERIOD AND WE SHOULD WITHDRAWL EVERY PENNY WE GAVE YOU TRAITORS. BEWARE AND KEEP LOOKING OVER YOUR SHOULDERS YOU P.O.S.TRAITORS!!!!!

    October 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Carole Clarke

    Most likely he is dead of kidney disease. But if he is being protected by locals and Pakistani friends then only one thing will pop him out – a big enough bribe. As a young man, Pompey the Great sought to make his name in Spain by capturing the renegade Roman Sertorius, nephew of Gaius Marius, Roman senator and general. After being trounced several times he finally had to resort to putting out a big enough price on his head. Within a short time one of Sertorius fellow Roman officers betrayed him to his death. Considering that Bin Laden is himself very wealthy and can count on help, the head price would need to be ENORMOUS. Several hundred million. Is he worth it?

    October 18, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Is that why you constantly hear the drones overhead?

      October 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Um, he already has a huge pricetag on his head. Trouble is, the religion of these people protecting him make them insane. Money doesn't mean anything to them, only ideology.

      And no, he's not "most likely dead of kidney disease". I don't know why fools choose to believe that made-up nonsense yet discount the actual proof when he releases audiotapes about recent events.

      October 18, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        ?Por que debe mentir bajo mi nombre,tonto? ?Es por divertirse,no?

        October 18, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Osama bin Laden


    I am in Backassaward Pakistan, come get me.

    October 18, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Here goes Phunnie boy again,usurping the name of a dead man this time.He evidently has no shame!

      October 18, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |