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U.S. Military Denies 'Bin Laden Is Ill' Report --> Osama bin Laden 14 September 2005 -- The U.S. military in Afghanistan denied today that one of its officers had told reporters that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is seeking medical attention.

The London-based Arabic newspaper "Al-Hayat," citing U.S. Colonel Don McGraw in a briefing with reporters in Kabul, said today that the Al-Qaeda leader was in poor health and was trying to obtain medical attention.

But a U.S. military spokeswoman in Kabul, Cindy Moore, said McGraw had not said that and the mistake would have to be corrected.


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