Friday, June 17, 2005

BRKG - Al-Jazeera to air new Al-Zawahri video today

Haven't seen anything about this on the forums yet, but here's the link and blurb from Reuters.


Jazeera TV says to air video from Zawahri
Fri Jun 17, 2005 01:30 PM ET

DUBAI (Reuters) - Arabic Channel Al Jazeera said it would air Friday a new video tape from al Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri, in which he criticized U.S. plans for Middle East reform.

It said that in the video Zawahri also attacked the pro-Western governments of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

The television briefly aired footage of the Egyptian right-hand man of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden wearing a white turban with a rifle by his side, but no audio could be heard. Al Jazeera said it would later air Friday fuller excerpts of the videotape.

Zawahri and bin Laden, believed to be hiding in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, have eluded capture since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. cities carried out by al Qaeda.