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Tribes Negotiate in Pakistan-Qaeda Fight

Fighting at Pakistan's Afghan border ceases as tribal elders in the region try to negotiate a resolution to end the holdout of al Qaeda fighters. The area has been under attack by Pakistani troops since Tuesday, when officials determined key Taliban figures -- possibly including Osama bin Laden deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri -- were in the area. Hear NPR's Michael Sullivan.

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Michael Sullivan is NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent. He moved to Hanoi to open NPR's Southeast Asia Bureau in 2003. Before that, he spent six years as NPR's South Asia correspondent based in but seldom seen in New Delhi.