On Saturday, February 28 Teheran radio released the sensational news that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was captured on the border between Afganistan and Pakistan.
Iran reporter referred to some “informed source” and said that Bin Laden was arrested some time ago. According to Teheran radio, visits of US Defense Minister Donald Ramsfeld to Afganistan and Pakistan on February 26 resulted from bin Laden’s arrest. The information on capturing bin Laden has not been released because George Bush was going to make it public during his election campaign.
However, Pakistanian Army General Shaukat Sultan said that these statements are false.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge