New Bin Laden video

Al Jazeera has announced that it has received another exclusive video of Osama Bin Laden.

Osama Bin Laden appears in the short clip released by Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based TV station, chatting and stroking his beard, flanked by his partners in Al Qaeda. It is difficult to discern his state of health because the picture is dark but reading from the fluent movements of his arms, he does not come across as someone who is supposed to be moribund.

He has been in adverse situations before, many times, during his time as a terrorist fighter against the Soviet Armed Forces, supporting the legitimate government of Dr. Najibullah, so Osama Bin laden can be described as a survivor.

Other videos released by Al Jazeera have been made around one month before the release. Should this be the case with the present video, which will be released in its entirety by Al Jazeera on Thursday, it would appear that Bin laden is not inside the mountainous regions of eastern Afghanistan, because the mountain peaks would have been covered in snow, this not being the case in the video.