They said four unidentified "guests" had arrived late Wednesday at the destroyed house
KARACHI: Over the completion of one year of Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) tragedy, Al-Qaeda in a video tape released in Urdu language for the first time has condemned the operation and paid tribute to Ghazi Abdul Rasheed and his comrades.
The video released by Al-Shahab, media cell of Al-Qaeda contained statements of Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri and other leaders of the organisation. The videotape was sent to a private TV channel of Pakistan.
All the leaders paid great tributes to Ghazi Abdul Rasheed and other martyrs and urged people of Pakistan to play their role against the anti-Islamic forces. Tributes were also paid to Baitullah Mehsud and Naek Muhammad for their role.
The video tape also accepted the responsibility of London bomb attacks and also contained the details of actions carried out by the organisation around the world.
CBS News has obtained a copy of an intercepted letter from sources in Pakistan, which urgently requests a doctor to treat Zawahiri. He's believed to be somewhere in Pakistan's remote tribal areas of Pakistan.
The letter refers to Sheikh Dr. Ayman ul Zawahiri by name - and says that he is in "severe pain" and his "injuries are infected."
It is reportedly written by local Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, whose signature and seal are visible on the letter.
The letter is dated July 29 - one day after a U.S. air strike that killed al Qaeda weapons expert Abu Khabab al-Masri, and five other Arabs in South Waziristan.
Al Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri is rumored to have been killed in a July 28 U.S. airstrike in Pakistan.
An online report says U.S. government sources are trying to confirm that an airstrike in northwestern Pakistan has killed al-Qaida's deputy leader, Ayman Zawahiri.
According to the subscription report at Stratfor, the airstrike was on July 28, and sources were reporting that an announcement from the U.S. government is expected soon.
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Pakistani intelligence agencies have shared with the CIA their knowledge of al-Zawahiri's location in the Quetta suburbs.
Al-Zawahiri's recent movements can be tracked with some specificity. He was positively identified in the North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan in June 2008, and the locations pinpointed where he conducted high-level meetings.