Osama Tape Cautions Europeans

Al-Qaeda leader urges withdrawal from Afghanistan
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2007 1:34 PM CST
This undated photo shows al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Bin Laden called for Iraqi insurgents to unite and avoid divisive "extremism," speaking in an audiotape aired Monday, Oct. 22,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A new audio tape has Osama Bin Laden calling for European nations to sever military ties with US forces in Afghanistan. Cable network Al Jazeera today broadcast portions of the tape, in which a voice resembling Bin Laden's denies allegations that the Taliban, then ruling Afghanistan, knew of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the US, Reuters reports.

"It would be better for you if you [restrained] your politicians who flock to the White House and worked actively to end the wrong done to the oppressed," the voice on the latest tape says. The tape is the fourth in two months said to have been issued by the al-Qaeda leader, the BBC reports.