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Where is Osama bin Laden?

  |   Aug. 31, 2003 at 4:26 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Two years after the terrorist attacks on the United States, Osama bin-Laden, the world's most-wanted terrorist, remains in Afghanistan, Newsweek said Sunday.

"We don't know where he is," U.S. Army Col. Rodney Davis told Newsweek.

But, Khan Kaka, one of the most respected figures in the Pech River Valley in Kunar Province of southeastern Afghanistan, told Newsweek his son-in-law, an Algerian named Abu Hamza al Jazeeri, has been a special bodyguard to bin Laden.

Every two months or so, al Jazeeri comes down from the mountains to visit his wife and three sons, who live with Kaka, Newsweek said.

According to al Jazeeri, one of bin Laden's daughters-in-law had died in childbirth last January, and that bin Laden spoke at her funeral, blaming America for her death.

Kaka told Newsweek that bin Laden is believed to be somewhere hidden in 12,000-foot peaks surrounding the Pech River Valley.

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