German authorities on Sunday were evaluating a purported al-Qaida video in which a speaker appears to threaten Germany over its military presence in Afghanistan.
The SITE Intelligence Group, a US-based organization that monitors militant Web sites, said al-Qaida's media production house, Al-Sahab, released the message Saturday.
The video, dated October 2008, features a man calling himself "Abu Talha the German," who speaks with his face covered by a black turban.
Speaking in fluent though slightly accented German, he notes that Germany - which has more than 3,300 soldiers in Afghanistan - is the largest provider of troops there after the US and Britain.
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