. A video released on Wednesday (28/10) by As-Sahab, the media wing of Al-Qaeda, attracted the interest of analysts. The video was released as if to show the face of the topmost leader of Al-Qaeda, Sheikh Usamah Bin Laden. The video clip contained the ‘Eid Khutbah delivered by one of the notable figures in Al-Qaeda, Abu Yahya al-Libi, who originated from Libya, to mark the end of the fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.
At the end of the khutbah by Abu Yahya Al-Libi, the scene of the video moved gently to focus on one point and then was zoomed in at the 43:30 minutes mark. A blurred image that appeared like the topmost leader of Al-Qaeda, Sheikh Usamah Bin Laden, was shown.
The video had the special logo of As-Sahab media on it and showed the thin face of a man with long grey beard that appeared to be like Usamah Bin Laden that only came up for a few seconds.
The release of this video made America more irritated because they had never been successful in capturing the most wanted person in the world. In her recent visit to Pakistan, the foreign minister of America, Hillary Rodham Clinton, stated that she did not believe Pakistan has no information about the whereabouts of Sheikh Usamah bin Ladin at all. The arrival of Hillary in Pakistan was greeted by a bomb explosion in Peshawar that killed more than 100 people.
However, the Taliban and al-Qaeda have denied involvement in the Peshawar bomb blast and said they do not explode bombs in bazaars and mosques. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in an email sent to the media also condemned the Peshawar blast and denied its involvement in the Meena Bazaar explosion. They are not involved in the killing of innocent people.