No Zawahiri, but evidently some progress is being made. From FoxNews:
Pakistan’s military has captured more than 100 suspects in a five-day assault on militants near the Afghan border, a commander said Saturday. Troops continued to meet fierce resistance from fighters holed up in heavily fortified mud compounds.
However, the operation’s commander also told Reuters the suspected “high-level target” “” once believed to be Al Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri “” is probably a Chechen or Uzbek militant leader.
“He is most probably a Chechen or Uzbek because all the intercepts we have been receiving have been in the Chechen or Uzbek language,” Lt. Gen. Safder Hussain told reporters, referring to intercepted radio messages.
Among the detainees were foreigners and local Pashtun tribesman who have been giving them shelter, said Hussain, who is leading the anti-terror sweep. Hussain said 400 to 500 fighters are likely still inside the fortresses, holding off the soldiers’ onslaught with mortars, AK-47s, rockets and hand-grenades.
“These people have been here for a long, long time. They are extremely professional fighters,” he said. “They have tremendous patience before they open fire.”