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Bin Laden tape backing holy war is genuine, the CIA believes

The latest tape of Osama bin Laden calling on Muslims to keep up a holy war against the United States is almost certainly genuine, American and British authorities said yesterday. In Washington, a CIA spokesman said a technical analysis indicated the voice in the tape, broadcast on the al-Jazeera satellite channel and which referred to the capture of Saddam Hussein on 13 December, probably was that of the al-Qa’ida leader. In London, Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, said he had no confirmation that the voice on the tape was Bin Laden’s but that it was a safe assumption. “There is no question that the al-Qa’ida organisation and its networks are still around. And as far as we know, Osama bin Laden is still alive,” Mr Straw told the BBC. Full Story

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