NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. intelligence agents believe Osama bin Laden remains in hiding in the remote Chitral district of northern Pakistan, it was reported Saturday.
Questions about bin Laden's whereabouts surfaced Friday after the release of a video tape in which he urges U.S. citizens to convert to Islam, CBS News reported.
Chitral is a rugged region governed by tribes that refuse to allow the Pakistani army admittance, CBS reported.
"They have a code of hospitality for guests, and they've probably also gotten a fair amount of money from bin Laden," said Daniel Benjamin of the Brookings Institute, who believes the Taliban leader is surrounded by body guards armed with surface-to-air missiles.
Bin Laden's videos are the only proof U.S. intelligence agents have he is even alive, CBS reported.