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Purported al-Qaida Tape Warns of Attacks

An audiotape purportedly from Osama bin Laden’s deputy in al-Qaida, aired on Arab television Friday, warned that the terror group would still target Americans “in their homeland.” The pan-Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera broadcast excerpts from a 10-minute tape it said was recorded by Ayman al-Zawahri, the No. 2 figure in al-Qaida. The channel’s editors said they received the tape earlier Friday through the mail. The speaker on the tape, who sounded like al-Zawahri, said he was speaking to mark two years since the battle between al-Qaida fighters and U.S. and their Afghan allies in the Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan. “Two years after Tora Bora, the American bloodshed started to increase in Iraq and the Amercians have become unable to defend themselves,” he said. Full Story

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