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Qaeda Tape Threatens U.S. Over Guantanamo Detainees

An audio tape purportedly from top al Qaeda official Ayman al-Zawahri warned the United States on Sunday it would pay a high price if it harmed detainees at a U.S. base in Cuba, saying the “real battle” had not yet begun. “America has announced it will start putting on trial in front of military tribunals the Muslim detainees at Guantanamo and might sentence them to death…” “I swear in the name of God that the crusader America will pay a dear price for any harm it inflicts on any of the Muslim detainees,” said the tape broadcast by Dubai-based Al Arabiya television. Washington is holding more than 600 people from 42 nations at a special camp at the Guantanamo Bay naval base. U.S. plans to try six of them in military tribunals that can hand out death sentences have sparked international criticism. Full Story

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