The US military and CIA, at command of the Obama administration, is continuing the hunt for top-level al-Qaeda operatives. With new leads obtained from Osama bin Laden’s hard drives, CBS news reports that the US is narrowing the search for Ayman al Zawahiri, bin Laden’s former second-in-command and his likely successor as al-Qaeda’s leader. If this materializes into a capture of al Zawahiri, it could prove that Obama’s shift in focus for the fight against al-Qaeda is paying off (a shift toward more high-tech intelligence gathering, frequent drone attacks, and special-ops missions).
The source warns that while the info is promising, it won’t lead U.S. forces directly to Zawahiri’s door: “It’s not as easy as going to an address. They may not be there anymore but it helps [as] a point of reference.”
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