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Alleged al-Qaida Tape Urges More Attacks

An audiotape attributed to Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenant on Wednesday called on Muslims to stage terrorist strikes against Jews, Americans and U.S. allies. The Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera showed a still photograph of Ayman al-Zawahri wearing a white turban while a forceful speaker urged Muslims to draw inspiration from the Sept. 11 attacks. “Consider your 19 brothers who attacked America in Washington and New York with their planes as an example,” said the voice, speaking the classical Arabic typical of al-Qaida statements and making the accent difficult to place. Children’s voices could be heard in the background. In Washington, U.S. intelligence analysts were reviewing the tape. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was plausible that the speaker was al-Zawahri but a thorough analysis was necessary to be certain. Full Story

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