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US launches Pakistani TV Ad to Try and Capture Bin Laden

The United States has launched an advertisement campaign on Pakistani television and radio offering multi-million dollar rewards for information leading to the arrest of Osama bin Laden and 13 other al-Qaida leaders.

The brief television commercial which shows pictures of Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, offers a $25 million reward for each of them and a lesser amount for the others.  The ad also promises resettlement and witness protection for informants and their families.

A key ally in Washington's war on terror, Pakistan has already captured about 500 al-Qaida suspects and handed them over to the United States.  U.S. officials believe bin Laden and other key militants have been hiding along the rugged border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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