Bin Laden appears in new al-Qaida video
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Timeline shows some of the purported audio and video messages by al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri in 2007 and amount of time it took for the terror network to release them to the world; two sizes; 2c x 4 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 120.7 mm; 3c x 3 3/4 inches; 146 mm x 95.3 mm
CAIRO, Egypt - A new al-Qaida videotape posted Sunday on a militant Web site featured a short, undated clip of a weary-looking Osama bin Laden praising martyrdom.
The bin Laden clip, which lasted less than a minute, was part of a 40-minute video featuring purported al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan paying tribute to fellow militants who have been killed in the country. It was posted by the group's media production wing.
Bin Laden glorified those who die in the name of jihad, or holy war, saying even the Prophet Muhammad "had been wishing to be a martyr."
"The happy (man) is the one that God has chosen him to be a martyr," added bin Laden, who was shown outdoors wearing army fatigues and looking tired.
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