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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bin Laden Releases New Audiotape

CAIRO, Egypt -- Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden urged sympathizers to join the "caravan" of martyrs as he praised one of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers in a video that emerged Tuesday.

Al-Qaida traditionally issues a video every year on the anniversary, with the last testament of one of the 19 hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. This year's video showed hijacker Waleed al-Shehri saying, "We shall come at you from your front and back, your right and left."

The new message came days after the world got its first current look at bin Laden in nearly three years, with the release of a video Saturday in which he addressed the American people.

The latest videotape was obtained by IntelCenter, a monitoring group in Washington. It begins with an audiotape introduction by bin Laden, but it was not known whether the audiotape was made recently.