Al-Qaida announces upcoming new video by American-born spokesman

The militant al-Qaida group announced Thursday the imminent arrival of a new video message from American-born Islamist Adam Gadahn, making it the first message from the organization in 2008. "Coming soon by the will of God, an invitation to reflection and repentance," read the banner produced by al-Sahab, al-Qaida's media wing, and displayed on a militant Web site. An image of the bearded Gadahn wearing a red and white checkered Arab scarf appears on the banner. The California-born Gadahn, also known as Azzam al-Amriki, was charged with treason in the US in fall 2006 and has been wanted since 2004 by the FBI, which is offering a US$1 million (€0.73 million) reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction.