Aiman az-Zawakhiri, bin Laden's close associate threatens to start a guerrilla war in Afghanistan. Bin Laden's "right-hand-man" said in a telephone interview with Al-Majalla, a London-based Arab magazine that Al-Qaeda would conduct co-ordinated guerrilla activities in Afghanistan's mountains and towns. "The US will never win the victory," he said. According to Zawakhiri, he, as well as bin Laden and other Al-Qaeda leaders did not hide in Tora Bora's caves, but fought on the frontline. He ascribes the Taliban's rapid retreat to the fact the warlords were bribed. Western special services labelled Zawakhiri "the terrorist braintank". According to the magazine, he is still on Afghan territory.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18