WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United
States has not had good intelligence on the whereabouts of terrorist Osama bin Laden in years.
Gates made the comment in an interview to be aired Sunday on
ABC's "This Week."
Asked whether he could confirm recent reports that bin Laden had
been seen recently in Afghanistan, Gates said "no." Media reports
late this week mentioned accounts of unconfirmed bin Laden
sightings in recent weeks.
Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, is believed to be hiding on
the Pakistan side of the border with Afghanistan.