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Europeans Refuse to Play Bin Laden Deadline Game

An ultimatum from Osama bin Laden to European governments will expire this week, but security officials say they do not see it as an immediate trigger for fresh attacks. Instead, they believe Islamist militants will try to strike whenever they have the means and the opportunity — irrespective of the declared deadline — and will use bin Laden’s warning to the Europeans to justify an attack. In an audiotape broadcast by two Arabic television stations on April 15, the al Qaeda leader offered a “truce” to European governments if they pulled out their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Full Story

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