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U.S. Says Bin Laden Tape Not Signal For New Attack

Homeland Security Adviser Frances Townsend (file photo) (AFP) September 9, 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush's homeland security adviser, Frances Townsend, said today that a new video by Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden appears to be genuine.

Townsend also said the video contains nothing to suggest that an attack on the United States is imminent.

Parts of the video were broadcast just days ahead of the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States that Al-Qaeda says it carried out.


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