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Al-Jazeera Airs New 'Al-Zawahri' Tape

Ayman al-Zawahri (file photo) (epa) June 9, 2006 -- Al-Jazeera television has broadcast what it says is a new videotape from the deputy leader of Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri.

On the tape, al-Zawahri purportedly calls on Palestinians to reject a proposed referendum on establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

An Al-Jazeera announcer said the tape was made before the announcement on June 8 of the death of Al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi.

(Reuters, AFP, AP)

Who Is Ayman al-Zawahri?

Who Is Ayman al-Zawahri?

AYMAN AL-ZAWAHRI is regarded as Al-Qaeda's No. 2 authority. Although al-Zawahri is lesser known than Osama bin Laden, some observers say the deputy is just as powerful as the chief....(more)

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