Following are excerpts from an interview with Nasser Al-Bahri, former bodyguard of Osama Bin Laden, which aired on Alaan TV on July 18, 2012.
Nasser Al-Bahri: Since the commander-in-chief [Sayf Al-Adl] returned to Afghanistan, I expect something to happen in the next couple of years. There will be large-scale targets.
Interviewer: What kind of thing? An attack?
Nasser Al-Bahri: Of course, attacks. I expect great strikes against the US and the Western coalition in the near future, because many of the people...
Interviewer: Where do you think Sayf Al-Adl is right now?
Nasser Al-Bahri: If he is as sensible as he used to be, he will not leave Afghanistan. People like Sayf Al-Adl do not leave Afghanistan.
Interviewer: It is said that he was in Iran.
Nasser Al-Bahri: He was among the people detained in Iran. After 9/11 and the [war] in Afghanistan, many people fled to Pakistan and Iran. Those who fled to Pakistan were either killed or turned in to the Americans. Those who fled to Iran were detained in compounds for a long time.
Interviewer: Including Bin Laden's family...
Nasser Al-Bahri: Right. Brother Sayf Al-Adl has good connections with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. I expect that he and others who were there received special treatment, until they returned to Afghanistan. After that...
Interviewer: Some analysts say that Iran may have timed Sayf Al-Adl's release from house arrest, and allowed him to leave Iran, in order to carry out attacks.
Nasser Al-Bahri: Not only in order to carry out attacks...
Interviewer: Do you believe that there is coordination between Al-Qaeda and Iran?
Nasser Al-Bahri: Such cooperation is inevitable, due to the military principle: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."