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Purported Bin Laden Tape Threatens France On Afghan War, Veil Ban

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television reports that it has received an audiotape purportedly containing the voice of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

The voice on the tape threatens that French citizens will be killed in response to France's support for the war in Afghanistan and a new French law banning face-covering Muslim veils.

According to Al-Jazeera, bin Laden said France should pull its troops out of Afghanistan.

The authenticity of the message could not be independently confirmed.

compiled from agency reports