Top Bin Laden Aide Vows New Strikes at U.S.

(New York Times) Osama bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, appeared in a new videotape broadcast on Al Jazeera Thursday, taunting the U.S. for becoming mired in what he called unsuccessful campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, while vowing that al-Qaeda was already planning more suicide strikes against the U.S. "The Islamic nation which sent you the New York and Washington brigades has taken the firm decision to send you successive brigades to sow death and aspire to paradise," he said. Tapes from al-Qaeda have surfaced on each of the anniversaries of the Sept. 11 attacks.

2004-09-10 00:00:00

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