posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 11:56 AM
A new tape reportedly from Osama bin Laden has been received by Al Jazeera TV. In the tape, the man speaks about leadership in Iraq and the upcoming
planned elections in the war-torn country. He urges Iraqis to boycott the January 30th elections and backs Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as the Al Qaeda
leader in Iraq, urging the Iraqi people to "listen to" him. Al Jazeera aired only parts of the audio recording. The CIA is analyzing the tape to
determine its authenticity.
A new tape purportedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden backed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as the Islamist network's leader in Iraq, Al Jazeera
television reported Monday.
It said the tape, which the station did not air, also discussed the upcoming Iraqi elections, without giving further details.
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In the recording, the voice proclaimed that any Iraqis who voted on January 30th would be considered "infidels."
An audiotape from bin Laden was posted to an Islamic website on December 16th, making today's recording, if authenticated, the second message in two
weeks from the Al Qaeda leader.
This story is still developing. . .
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[edit on 27-12-2004 by Banshee]