“The US has had no reliable information on the whereabouts of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in years, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has admitted.
Mr. Gates told ABC News in remarks to be broadcast on Sunday: 'Well, we don't know for a fact where Osama Bin Laden is. If we did, we'd go get him.' Last week a Taliban detainee in Pakistan said he had information that Bin Laden was in Afghanistan this year. However, Mr. Gates said he could not confirm that information. When asked by ABC's This Week program when the US last had any good intelligence on the whereabouts of the al-Qaeda leader, Mr Gates said: 'I think it's been years.'"