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Al Qaeda tape likely used to rally, recruit

An al Qaeda video, which appeared this week on an al Qaeda-affiliated Web site, shows the September 11, 2001, attack on New York’s World Trade Center as filmed from an angle sources in Washington said they had not seen before. FBI officials said they were aware of the video, but declined further comment. It is not clear how al Qaeda obtained it. According to CNN’s translation of the tape, the video is a tribute to Abdul Ilah, identified as “one of the fighters of jihad” who was killed by Saudi special forces on November 26 in his Saudi hometown of Hay al-Suaydi. The speaker on the video says Ilah fought against U.S. forces and their “collaborators” in Kandahar, Afghanistan, before heading to neighboring Pakistan. Ilah was taken prisoner by U.S. “secret police” in an unidentified Arab country, according to the narrator. Full Story

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