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Al-Qaida second-in-command issues video

Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader urged Afghans in a new videotape Thursday to rise up against U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, prompting President Hamid Karzai to denounce the terror fugitive as “the enemy of the Afghan people.” Four U.S. soldiers were killed in combat in eastern Afghanistan. The posting of Ayman al-Zawahri’s videotape on an Islamic Web site followed a coalition military warning Wednesday that “significant violence” lies ahead in southern Afghanistan, where thousands of troops are fighting a deadly Taliban resurgence. Full Story

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