Al-Qaeda has released videos that can be downloaded and viewed on cell phones, the AP reports. The terrorist group launched eight video messages from Osama bin Laden and No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri, all available thanks to al-Qaeda's media branch, al-Sahab. The videos feature subtitles in English and dubbing in other languages to tap into a wider audience.
Al-Qaeda is trying to ride a wave of cell phone video popularity in the Middle East: Saddam Hussein's execution video was in demand last year, and Egyptians have been sharing videos of police beatings. Al-Qaeda's videos are too big to download and store easily so far, but al-Sahab promises to release clips in smaller sizes.