New Al-Qaida Tape - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

New Al-Qaida Tape

Al-Qaida's deputy leader threatens more attacks in Britain

British Prime Minister Tony Blair's office isn't commenting on an Al-Qaida threat of more death in London.

Osama bin Laden's top deputy has popped up on a new videotape, saying last month's bombings in Britain will be followed up with more destruction.

Ayman al-Zawahri doesn't directly claim that al-Qaida was behind the attacks that left 52 dead in addition to the bombers. But in the tape shown on Al-Jazeera, he says Blair brought on the bombings because he sent troops to Iraq. Blair has in the past strongly rejected any tie between the attacks and Britain's role in Iraq. And British police haven't established any firm links between the bombings and al-Qaida.

Al-Zawahri also has a warning for the U.S. saying tens of thousands more American forces will die unless its military leaves Iraq.

Powered by Frankly