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'Bin Laden aide' baits US on tape

A new audiotape said to be from the al-Qaeda leader’s deputy Ayman al-Zawahri taunts the US over its efforts to stabilise Afghanistan. The six-minute recording was broadcast by the Arabic TV news channel Al-Jazeera on Friday. The tape says US forces have failed in Afghanistan and warns that al-Qaeda is pursuing Americans “everywhere”. The tape was made, the speaker said, to coincide with the second anniversary of the Tora Bora offensive in Afghanistan. Earlier this month, the BBC received a videotape showing Taleban forces regrouping. It showed Taleban fighters roaming freely in southern Afghanistan and preparing home-made bombs. Full Story

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