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Web site to carry new bin Laden tape

Web site to carry new bin Laden tape

An Islamist Web site said yesterday it would carry a new recording from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden about "foiling plots" in Iraq.
The Web site said the 56-minute recording would also be about the Islamic State in Iraq, an al-Qaida-linked group in the country.
It did not say when the video or audio recording, produced by al-Qaida's media arm As-Sahab and entitled "The Path to Foiling Plots in Iraq," would be posted.
Al-Qaida messages have been often released within three days of their announcement on Web sites.
"May God expose the cover-up by Al Jazeera, the channel of the infidels," said the Web site, which is often used to issue messages from al-Qaida.
It was not clear whether this meant bin Laden would speak about a controversy in which his supporters have accused the popular news channel of misrepresenting his comments on Iraq.
Some Islamists have said Al Jazeera misrepresented bin Laden's views by airing excerpts of comments he made in October that insurgents had made mistakes in Iraq because of fanaticism.
While the Iraqi wing of al-Qaida remains at the forefront of many groups fighting U.S. forces and the Shiite-led government supported by Washington, its fighters have faced growing opposition in the Sunni areas of Iraq.
Angered by deadly attacks against Iraqis who fail to follow their hardline interpretation of Islam, Sunni tribes have begun to turn against the al-Qaida militants.
An increase in U.S. troops, more efficient Iraqi security forces and new neighborhood patrols organized by mainly Sunni Arab tribes have been credited with a decline in violence and a fall in civilian and U.S. military casualties in the past two months.


Updated : 2021-04-20 06:46 GMT+08:00