Originally Posted by allanime01
I assumed the same thing, that they were in the leaf village.
The only Leaf ninjas were Inoichi, Shikaku and Tsunade (before she went on to fight). The rest were Cloud ninjas and that Ao guy, forgot which village he's from. Go re-read the chapters and you'll see for yourself. They never left the Cloud village after Gaara's speech in front of the army, at least that's how it was presented.