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'Al-Qaeda' denies Iraq attack

An alleged spokesman for the al-Qaeda network has broadcast a message warning of more anti-American attacks, but denying any role in last month’s devastating bombing in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf. The 29 August car bomb blast in Najaf, which killed top Shia Muslim cleric Mohammed Baqr al-Hakim and at least 80 others, has been blamed by some Iraqi Shias on al-Qaeda. The audiotape message was broadcast on Sunday by Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite television, which identified the speaker as Abd al-Rahman al-Najdi. He warned that “there will be new operations inside and outside [Afghanistan] that will make the United States forget the 11 September [2001] events”. Full Story

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