Osama bin Laden still alive: Al-Zawahiri

Ayman al-Zawahiri also claims Osama bin Laden is in touch with al Qaeda.

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2011, 12:44 PM IST

Baghdad: One of Osama bin Laden’s close associates has revealed that the 9/11 terror leader is still alive and in touch with his organisation.

Ayman al-Zawahiri has claimed in an online video that Osama had ordered his al Qaeda network to avoid "indiscriminate" attacks on Muslim civilians, The Sun reports.

Both men, who have gone absconding after the 9/11 terror attacks, have a USD 25 million price on their heads.

The paper quoted terror expert Neil Doyle as saying that: "They may be trying to endear themselves to Arab protesters."

Yesterday, Iraqi troops had killed al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman, the al Qaeda boss behind countrywide attacks.