Residents, Pakistani Officials, Disagree On Whether It Really
Did the hunt for Osama bin Laden and
his followers lead a couple of American military aircraft operating
in Afghanistan to stray across the border and overfly Pakistan?
Residents along the border say yes... but their own government begs
"They hovered around border areas for two hours," said one
resident of Bibi Kaley, in the relatively lawless Waziristan region
But a Pakistani military spokesman in Peshwar denied there was
"No such report of airspace violation was received from the
North Waziristan Agency," the spokesman told the Pakistan
Osama bin Laden is thought to be hiding from US-led forces in
the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. But tensions
among the predominantly Muslim population there have kept US and
Pakistani forces from conducting joint search operations.