Osama bin Laden has declared war on the Pakistani president, Gen Pervez Musharraf, on the day the embattled leader set the date for the election that will determine his political future.
Gen Musharraf, a key ally in the US-led war on terror, will seek re-election on Oct 6, despite legal challenges in the Supreme Court and slumping popularity.
Al-Qa’eda, which Washington officials say has rebuilt in Pakistan’s tribal areas and may be linked to a wave of violence targeting Pakistani security forces, revealed that bin Laden will release a new message soon declaring war on him. [complete article]
See also, Al-Qaeda’s Zawahri appears in new video (Reuters).