While I am glad that Pakistan is doing its part, and our troops appear to be out of harms way with at least this confrontation, I can’t help but wonder if our troops, equipped with the weapons and technology we have, wouldn’t do a better job of routing out the opposition. If al-Zawahiri was not there to begin with, then the question remains as to why they are fighting so fiercely, at least as has been reported.
WANA, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistani forces have captured about 100 fighters — possibly members of al Qaeda — in a fierce battle in the country’s mountainous border region, military officials said.
However, a Pakistani brigade commander has cast doubt on whether al Qaeda’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was being protected by fighters, as Pakistani officials suggested earlier.
A Pakistani military photograph shows the main hideout of suspected al Qaeda fighters in Waziristan