Osama Bin Laden Is Dead And Buried: Multan Newspaper

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    Osama Bin Laden Is Dead And Buried: Multan Newspaper

    A Pakistani newspaper Ausaf published from Multan has reported that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden died four months ago in a village near Kandahar of severe illness.

    According to the newspaper report, Bin Laden was campaigning at Bamiyan, fell very ill, returned to Kandahar where he died and was buried in the Shada graveyard in the shadow of a mountain.

    The controversy continues to surround Osama bin Laden and while US and Pakistan officials have often been quoted by the media as saying that his mortal status was just a matter of detail, the hunt is still on and the issue remains a topic of great interest for the media and governments alike.

    Funeral prayers have been said for Osama bin Laden over these years with one reported now by the Ausaf, and another in an Egyptian newspaper Al Wafd as far back as December 2001.

    Osama bin Laden has a reward of $25 million on his head. Despite this he remains elusive, and could remain that way for a long time, alive or dead.
     
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    I really believe this is true. We have not seen or heard from bin Laden for quite some time, which is so unlike him. It has always been al-Zawahiri, the second in command, who we have seen/heard speaking for al Qaeda the past few years.

    I'm reading a book just published this year entitled The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime and the Coming Apocalypse which covers some BIG--very BIG--plans which Al Qaeda has for the U.S. Since they have not been able to accomplish too much in the U.S. since 9/11/01, this makes me think that the great mastermind behind AQ is dead and the organization is struggling for leadership within.

    I'm sure that the intelligence gathering capability regarding Al Qaeda--U.S. as well as other countries--has improved significantly in the past four years, so this could be something Al Qaeda hadn't expected and has had to give more time and thought to. From what I am reading in this book, both Kosovo and Chechnya were terrorist operations with major Al Qaeda support, but the U.S. was misled by our leadership and gave support to the wrong side in both instances.
     

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