The United States vowed on Tuesday to capture elusive Al-Qaida
leader Osama bin Laden and meanwhile stressed that war on terrorism
is not just against the terror network leader.
Al Qaeda leader Osama
bin Laden is seen speaking in this video grab provided to Reuters
on September 11, 2007. Bin Laden eulogizes a September 11 hijacker
as a rare and magnificent man in a tape released on Tuesday to mark
the sixth anniversary of the attacks on the US. The Al Qaeda
leader's voice can be heard over a still image presenting the last
testament of Waleed al-Shehri, and praising his role in the
attacks. The 47-minute video did not appear to include any moving
images of bin Laden, but it did include English
US President George W. Bush has pledged that the US will get bin
Laden, Tony Snow said at a briefing.
"Bin Laden is somebody who is the symbolic leader of Al-Qaida.
Certainly the capture of bin Laden would be of enormous symbolic
importance," Snow said.
However, "the fact is that the war against terror is not a war
against one guy, Osama bin Laden. It is against a network that uses
all sorts of ways of trying to recruit new terrorists," Snow
The US marks the six anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror
attacks and bin Laden, the accused mastermind of the terror
attacks, is still at large.
Moreover, bin Laden is still haunting the US as he appeared on a
new video shown on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror
(Xinhua News Agency September 12, 2007)