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Zawahari taunting me, says Musharraf

March 29, 2004 13:50 IST
Last Updated: March 29, 2004 14:14 IST


Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has accused Osama bin Laden's top deputy Ayman al-Zawahiriof taunting him and pledged to continuethe offensive against al Qaeda in the provinces bordering Afghanistan.

""Now that he is taunting me, well, all that I would like to say, I want to eliminate all of them,"he told ABC's This Week Sunday.

"Every Muslim in Pakistan must do his or her best in getting rid of this government, which cooperates with the enemies," Zawahiri had said in an audiotape aired bythe Al Jazeera network last week.

Blaming the al Qaida for thetwo assassination attempts on him in December last year, Musharraf said, "I'm very sure that we'll eliminate this al Qaeda from our region."

Asked by ABC whetherhe was surehe would get Zawahiri and bin Laden before they got him, he said : "I can't be 100 per cent sure. I mean, I'm quite loose at my security, but I believe in destiny. ... "


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