Question for Osama Bin Laden: Did You Die on Sunday?
(The As-Sahab Foundation for Islamic Media Publication (Arabic: السحاب), meaning "The Cloud" in Arabic and sometimes written "Assahab", is the media production house of Al-Qaeda, used to relay the organization's views to the world).
But more than discussing the content and significance of his message, I want to draw your attention on the timing of the message.
Is there something else that Osama & Co want us to know?
WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. warplane fired missiles on Sunday at a house in a Pakistani region known as a haven for al Qaeda and Taliban fighters, killing at least 9 militants and wounding nine, an intelligence official said.
Four missiles were fired at the house in Shahnawaz Kheil Dhoog, a village near the town of Wana in the South Waziristan region on the Afghan border, just after 3 p.m. (1000 GMT), the intelligence official said.
"It was apparently an American plane that fired precision guided missiles at the house," the official, who requested not to be identified, told Reuters.
Villagers put the death toll at 18.
"Except the boundary walls, the house has been destroyed," said a senior district government official who declined to be identified.
"The place has been used for some time as a militant hideout," he said.
Pakistani military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said Pakistani forces had not conducted any operation in the area and he did not know who carried out the strike or what type of weapon was used.
Osama, did you die on Sunday?