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Al Qaeda’s Zawahri praises Taliban in audio tape: TV

Al Qaeda’s deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri praised the Taliban, saying the Islamic movement still controlled large parts of Afghanistan, according to an audio tape aired by Al Arabiya television on Saturday. Al Arabiya said the date of the tape, which it said it had just obtained, could not be determined and made no mention of recent events. The speaker on the tape, who sounded like earlier recordings attributed to Zawahri, said: “Muslims … still control large parts of Eastern and Southern Afghanistan and are carrying out a consistent guerrilla warfare against the crusaders and the apostates.”Full Story

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