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Purported Al-Zarqawi Video Posted

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (file photo) (AFP) April 25, 2006 -- An Internet website has posted what it claims is the first video footage of Al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

In the video, al-Zarqawi says mujahideen in Iraq are fighting on, despite what he calls a three-year "crusader" war.

Al-Zarqawi, clad in black and a green vest with an assault rifle by his side, is also shown training with a group of masked men outdoors.

The Jordanian-born militant has previously issued messages via audio recordings.

The authenticity of the tape could not be immediately verified.

(AFP, Reuters)