Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is hiding in the K2 mountains of northern Pakistan, according to sources cited by Arabic television network, Al-Arabiya.
The report also said US secret services were intending to drive him out in a major military operation encompassing the northern Pakistani tribal areas.
According to the Dubai-based network, in the past few days US security and military officials had a top-level summit at a military base in the Qatari capital, Doha, to plan an operation to hunt for the al-Qaeda leader.
General David Petraeus, the US commander in Iraq and the US ambassador to Islamabad, Anne Petersen, were reported to have attended the summit.
Last week Petraeus testified before a US Congressional committee about security in Iraq and warned that members of al-Qaeda based in Pakistan’s tribal areas were planning a new September 11 attack.
Reports say that the CIA has located the Saudi terrorist in so-called “rooftop of the world”, the area of Pakistan that borders Afghanistan to the west, in particular the chain of mountains of Nurestan and China to the north.
There are fears that Bin Laden is planning new attacks on the west using Arabs but also Europeans who have converted to Islam.