Official says Bin Laden calling on Zarqawi to attack US
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has suggested to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a leading US foe in Iraq, that he get involved in attacks inside the United States, a US counter-terrorism official said.
The official, who asked not to be identified, confirmed that "it has been suggested to Zarqawi to involve himself in attacks in the US."
The suggestion came from Osama bin Laden, whose followers carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks against New York and Washington, the official said.
"We know that Zarqawi has his hands full in Iraq, but we do know he has struck before, or parts of his network have been active in Jordan and in Europe and what have you," the official was quoted as saying.