New Al Qaeda Tape Urges Muslims to Attack

(New York Times)- Al Jazeera broadcast an audiotape Wednesday said to have been recorded by Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second most powerful figure in al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden, calling on Muslims to attack Western interests with the same ferocity as the Sept. 11 assaults and deriding Arab governments that aided the war on Iraq. The sudden appearance of a Qaeda recording heightened already elevated security concerns about the threat of a terrorist attack. Intelligence analysts warned that it might contain a coded signal to sleeper cells to begin a new wave of attacks.

2003-05-22 00:00:00

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