Monday, 07 May 2012 17:00
KOLKATA: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday the United States believed the chief of Al-Qaeda was in Pakistan and she vowed to keep up pressure on Islamabad to find other "most-wanted" militants.
"We want to disable Al-Qaeda and we have made a lot of progress in doing that," Clinton told an audience in India.
"There are several significant leaders still on the run. Zawahiri, who inherited the leadership from Bin Laden is somewhere, we believe, in Pakistan," she added.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian cleric, was second-in-command under bin Laden and was regarded by US intelligence agencies as chief ideologue for the militant group.
Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012