Bin Laden is Alive, Says Senior Taliban Leader

Al Watan:
The senior military and political leader in the Taliban Movement Sirajuddin Haqqani told the Saudi daily newspaper al Watan that the leader of al Qaeda Osama Bin Laden was alive and well, and leading the battle against the U.S. and Western forces in the region.

When asked whether there was coordination between al Qaeda and the Taliban movement, Haqqani replied vaguely by saying, "our doors are open before any mujahid wishing to fight for the sake of God...we welcome anyone who wants to join us from among our Muslim brothers, Arabs and non-Arabs alike and from all over the world."
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