Petraeus speaks about al-Qaida

May 10, 2009 12:03:20 PM PDT
The chief of the U.S. Central Command says al-Qaida no longer is operating in Afghanistan. But Gen. David Petraeus says affiliated organizations still have "enclaves and sanctuaries" in the country. Petraeus says al-Qaida, which carried out the Sept. 11 attacks, has suffered "very significant losses" in recent months in its hide-outs across the rugged, mountainous border in Pakistan.

He's praising Pakistan for its offensive to root out Taliban militants sheltering al-Qaida.

Petraeus spoke Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."


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