Al-Jazeera: Osama heard on tape naming hijackers
The Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera said Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden can be heard naming four of the September 11 hijackers on a new videotape the station partially aired on Monday.
There was no way to verify whether the voice heard on the video clip belonged to Osama bin Laden or when the recording was made. Al-Qaeda leader's whereabouts are unknown and he did not appear in the excerpts shown throughout the Arab world on Monday, The Associated Press said.
"As we talk about the conquests of Washington and New York we talk about those men who changed the course of history," a male voice, attributed to bin Laden, is heard saying in Arabic.
In the excerpts, he identified four of the September 11 hijackers, namely - Mohamed Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah and Hani Hajour - as ringleaders and prayed for their souls.
Additionally, the tape included old footage of several young men identified as some of the hijackers during training in Afghanistan. They appeared to be looking at aviation maps and manuals of cockpit gadgetry. (Albawaba.com)
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