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New 'al-Qaeda' warning on Iraq

An audiotape allegedly recorded by a Jordanian-born al-Qaeda suspect, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has threatened attacks on US commanders in Iraq. The tape – aired on an Islamist website – also claimed responsibility for a number of high-profile attacks there. Zarqawi’s whereabouts are unknown, but the website had a transcript heading that said he was in Iraq. Washington has accused the 38-year-old of masterminding a string of suicide bombings in Iraq. On Tuesday, Zarqawi was one of eight Islamic militants to be sentenced to death by a Jordanian court for killing a US government official, Laurence Foley, in Amman in October 2002. Full Story

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