Victory for Task Force 145; Now Back to Bin Laden

Jun 8, 2006 9:12am

The death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was the result of more than two years of tracking and surveillance by a U.S. military special forces group known as Task Force 145, the same team assigned the job of finding Osama bin Laden. Many of the task force’s resources, including unmanned predator aircraft, had been diverted from the bin Laden search in Afghanistan to go after Zarqawi, who came to be seen as a more immediate and deadly threat than bin Laden. With the hunt for al-Zarqawi over, officials say it is likely the hunt for bin Laden will see a new intensity.  Pakistani intelligence officials have told ABC News there are new and significant leads about bin Laden’s general whereabouts.

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