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.
Officials with the Indian Air Force believe that Russia's fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet does not correspond to required characteristics and is inferior to the American F-35 and F-22
A nuclear-powered submarine of the British Navy surfaced in the ice of the Arctic for the first time in many years