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"At least a dozen" al Qaeda in Pakistan: lawmaker

The United States believes that at least a dozen senior leaders of al Qaeda are in Pakistan, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said on Monday.
/ Source: Reuters

The United States believes that at least a dozen senior leaders of al Qaeda are in Pakistan, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said on Monday.

"Of the 20 senior leaders in al Qaeda, at least a dozen of them we believe to be traveling around Pakistan someplace," he told reporters.

"It is incredibly important for us that we maintain a relationship (with Pakistan) so that we can pursue those targets that we know are posing a threat to the United States," he said.