Al-Qaida's Zawahri says group doesn't kill innocents

Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri responded to criticism Wednesday about the organization's notoriously brutal tactics, maintaining that it does not kill innocents, in hour and a half long audio response to questions submitted to the movement on extremist Web sites. The audio message, which was accompanied by a 46-page English transcript, was the first installment of answers to the more than 900 questions submitted by supporters, critics and journalists in December. "We haven't killed the innocents, not in Baghdad nor in Morocco, nor in Algeria, nor anywhere else," he said according to the English transcript which, like the audio message, appeared on Web sites linked to the group.