CHIEF of Hizb-e-Islami and former Afghan commander Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has disclosed that Osama bin Laden is alive, a private TV channel reported on Monday. In his video message, he said if the United States announces to pull out its forces from Afghanistan, it will be given save exit. He was of the view that Taliban government was toppled owing to wrong strategy of Al-Qaeda. He further said his network is spread across Afghanistan, adding that he has no link with Haqqani network. The former Afghan prime minister said the US was not able to reach Kabul without the assistance of Pakistan. In this situation, it will be like a joke that Pakistan was assisting the Mujahideen, he added. He further revealed that Russia and Iran had planned to invade Afghanistan with the support of Ahmed Shah Masoud. Moscow had decided to send 17,000 troops to Afghanistan, he added.