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New Bin Laden Threat Against Captured Americans

An new audio message purportedly of the voice of Osama bin Laden has been released, threatening that Al-Qaeda will kill Americans if Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged planner of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, is executed.

The audio message was aired by Al-Jazeera TV today.

A voice claiming to be Osama bin Laden says Mohammed's killing would mean a "death sentence" for Americans captured by Al-Qaeda.

Mohammed is currently in U.S. custody awaiting trial.

The Obama administration is still debating where to conduct his the process.

Nearly 3,000 people from around 70 countries died in the coordinated airliner attacks on the World Trade Center and other U.S. targets in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

compiled from agency reports