November 3, 2002
WALKING AND CHEWING GUM:Fleeing bin Laden son detained in Iran (Guy Dinmore, November 2 2002, Financial Times)
Iranian security forces have detained at least one of Osama bin Laden's sons along with several hundred people suspected of having links to the al-Qaeda organisation. The captures happened on Iranian territory as the group fled Afghanistan, according to an Iranian official.
The official, who asked not to be identified, said Mr bin Laden's son was handed over to either the Saudi or Pakistani authorities.
Bin Laden's wife No 5 held in armed raid (Marie Colvin, November 3, 2002, The Sunday Times)
THE youngest wife of Osama Bin Laden has been arrested after a gun battle at her father's compound in Yemen, writes Marie Colvin.
Amal al-Sadah, the Al-Qaeda leader's fifth and favourite wife, who is in her early twenties, has been placed under house arrest and questioned by the Yemeni authorities. Her father has also been
Bin Laden's doctor held by FBI agents (Christina Lamb, 03/11/2002, Daily Telegraph)
American investigators are questioning a prominent Pakistani surgeon whom they believe gave Osama bin Laden medical treatment after he escaped from his hiding place in the Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan.
They suspect that Dr Amir Aziz, 46, a British-trained orthopaedic surgeon, can help solve the mystery of whether the world's most wanted man is dead or alive.
Dr Aziz was arrested in Lahore two weeks ago by Pakistani military intelligence and FBI agents after al Qa'eda prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, revealed his name.
Remember how shifting attention to the war with Iraq was supposed to cripple the effort to round up al-Qaeda? Turns out we can do both military operations and law enforcement...at the same time even.
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2002 12:40 PM