The Taliban claims that it has lost connection with Osama bin Laden. Mohammad Tayyab Aga, the spokesman for Mullah Omar, the Taliban spiritual leader, stated that Osama bin Laden was not on the Taliban-controlled territories and there was no connection with him. According to Al-Jazeera, Omar's spokesman stressed the determination of the Taliban troops to defend their territory, primarily, the town of Kandahar. He also said that foreign journalists were welcome to visit the town in order to prove that it was under the Taliban control. At the same time, Mohammad Tayyab Aga refuted the possibility of negotiations to surrender the city. According to him, Mullah Omar, the Taliban spiritual leader, is still in Kandahar.
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