Osama bin Laden wants to leave Afghanistan: Daily
The Times of India
ISLAMABAD: International terrorist Osama bin Laden wants to leave Afghanistan and has sought permission of Taliban's supreme leader Mullah Omar to allow him and his associates to shift their operational headquarter somewhere else, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The request was made a few days ago after which Omar started consultations with his cabinet to reach a consensus on whether to allow Laden to migrate or ask him to stay in Afghanistan, the news reported.
Omar had earlier requested Laden to continue his Afghan stay.
Omar believes Laden's departure would demoralise Afghans and jehadi (holy war) forces for whom his presence is a source of inspiration. Laden, on the other hand, believes his presence in Afghanistan would multiply miseries of Afghans and impede jehad against adversaries of Islam, the daily said.
Laden is convinced that this is high time he entered anti-Israel war. He believes his migration would enhance his operational capability and enable him to consolidate his forces active against the US and its allies, it said.
Laden has also recorded a message for Palestinian forces active against Israel.
Though Laden's next destination is yet to be confirmed, sources indicate Yemen could be his next station. Yemen has gained significance as Laden recently married in an influential Yemeni Syed family. Moreover, his family has also acquired a few islands near Yemen.
UN security council has already imposed sanctions on the war-torn country to pressurise it to expel Laden. (PTI)
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