Al-Qaida releases video supporting Arab Spring

By REUTERS
September 13, 2011 08:06

 
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DUBAI - Al-Qaida has released a message in which Osama bin Laden's successor as the group's leader, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri, said al-Qaida supported the Arab Spring.

The hour-long video was released to mark the 10th anniversary of al-Qaida's Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

The SITE Monitoring Service, which tracks jihadist statements, quoted al-Zawahiri as saying he hoped the protest movements that have overthrown leaders in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya would establish what he called true Islam.

The video was posted on jihadist websites on Monday and titled "The Dawn of Imminent Victory", SITE said.

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