The Battle of Tora Bora as explained by the Sheikh Osama bin Ladin (May Allah have mercy on him) I have mentioned this battle of Tora Bora, last year, in a previous statement. This great battle was one where the power of Imaan triumphed over the materialistic forces of the people of evil: where we adhered to our [honorable] principles, thanks to Almighty Allah. Thus, I will narrate for you part of that great battle to reveal just how cowardly our enemies are and how effective trenches are in a war of attrition.
We were about 300 Mujahideen and we dug about 100 trenches, spread over an area less than one square mile, with one trench for every three brothers, thus avoiding any great human losses that might result from bombardment.
From the very first hour of the US campaign on 20 Rajab 1422, that is 7 October 2001, our sites were subject to a concerted, massive, bombardment with this bombardment continuing until the middle of Ramadan. On the 17th of Ramadan, an intense bombardment began, since the US leadership was certain that some of Al-Qaaidah leaders were still in Tora Bora, including this humble servant of Allah and our brother Mujahid, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri. This bombardment was continuous with the warplanes flying over us both day and night. The US Pentagon, together with its allies, worked without a break to blow up and destroy this one small area. War-planes poured their fire down upon us, intent on accomplishing their main mission in Afghanistan.
The US forces attacked us with smart bombs, with bombs that weighed thousands of pounds, with cluster bombs, and with bunker-busting bombs. Bombers, such as the B-52, flew above us for more than two hours at a time, dropping 20 to 30 bombs each. Modified C-130 aircraft carpet-bombs had bombed us at night, using sophisticated bombs.
But the [bombs of the] US forces had not attacked our positions, despite this massive bombing and despite an ignoble unprecedented propaganda campaign directed against us, and even though we were besieged in such a small area! And this is without even mentioning the forces of hypocrites, whom they [the US] demanded must fight us continuously for 15 days. Every single time these forces attacked us, we forced them out of our area, carrying their dead and wounded.
Is there any clearer proof of their cowardice, their fear, and their lies concerning how their own power is superior?
In conclusion, that battle was a complete, total failure for the international alliance of evil, for all its forces could not overcome a small number of Mujahideen - 300 Mujahideen, secreted in trenches spread over an area of less than one square mile when the temperature was 10 degrees below zero. The battle resulted in the deaths of only about six percent of our people - may Allah accept them as martyrs - and damaged only about two percent of the trenches, All Thanks and All Praise are for Allah.
If all the international forces of evil could not achieve their goals in an area less than one square mile, against a small number of Mujahideen who possessed only limited weapons, how can these evil forces triumph over the entire Muslim world?
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Also, Here is Al-Qaeda's Inspire Magazine issue #7.
" The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaeda. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the devil only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US." ROBIN COOK EX UK FOREIGN SECRETARY.......he died of a massive "heart attack" not long later