Al-Qaida Releases Posthumous bin Laden Audio

Published on Thursday 19th May 2011

Al-Qaida has released an audio recording by Osama bin Laden made just days before his death.A U.S.-based monitoring service, SITE, said Wednesday that in the tape, bin Laden praises revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa and says he thinks "the winds of change" will spread across the entire Muslim world.In the 12-minute message, bin Laden expresses joy at the victory of uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. He addresses the revolutions and offers guidance and advice.Bin Laden also accuses the region's rulers of making themselves into idols and using the media to maintain power.U.S. special forces killed bin Laden on May 2 in a raid on his compound in northern Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad.


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