New York, July 28 (ANI): Rahimullah Yousafzai, the only reporter to interview Osama bin Laden still believes the head of the Al Qaeda terror network is alive, even though many, including Pakistan's late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto have or had pronounced him dead in separate interviews post 9/11.
According to CBS, Al Qaeda has issued more than 60 messages since 9/11.
It says that Taliban chief Mullah Omar and Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri always write of Osama bin Laden in the present tense, refusing acknowledge that the latter has been killed by aerial bombardments launched by NATO forces.
In February 2007, nine months before she was assassinated in Rawalpindi, Benazir Bhutto told David Frost on al-Jazeera that Osama was dead.
Supporters of Osama issued a recent video in which showed Osama with a jet black beard. Hard to believe that he turned 52 on March 10.
According Yousafzai, Osama is not in the tribal zones, but adds that his sons could certainly be there.
There are others who say that he may not be in Pakistan, but in Saudi Arabia, Yemen or hiding in a European chateau.
The U.S. has launched 45 missile attacks in the tribal zones since August 2008, more than it did under Bush. No one, it seems, has seen Osama's body, nor is there a DNA sample.
Thus far, all the major al Qaeda figures have been captured or killed in Pakistan's "settled areas," or in major cities. (ANI)