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EXCLUSIVE: Pakistanis say U.S. hoards intelligence-Blame CIA for failure to catch terror leaders

Despite growing success targeting militants in Pakistan's northwest, the U.S. is refusing to share intelligence with Pakistan about al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban leaders thought to be hiding in the southwest province of Baluchistan, three senior Pakistani officials say.

The officials, two of whom spoke to The Washington Times on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing a sensitive topic, suggested that some of the blame for the long failure to capture Osama bin Laden, former Afghan leader Mullah Mohammed Omar and other members of what is known as the Quetta shura or council lies with the United States.

The "CIA has not shared any actionable intelligence with the Pakistan government on al Qaeda [in Baluchistan] since 2006 and 2007," a Pakistani defense official said.

The Pakistanis are pushing for more intelligence sharing after a string of terrorist attacks inclu


Added: Oct-12-2009 
By: knowsmuslims
Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: pakistan, taliban, obama
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