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Al-Qaeda leader calls for US attacks in audio message

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Al-Qaeda leader calls for US attacks in audio message


Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called for attacks in America to “bleed” the country’s economy.

He has released an online audio speech, in which he says small-scale strikes would trigger big spending on security.

“Keeping the US in a state of tension
an anticipation only requires a few
attacks here and there,” Zawahri said in the message.

“As we defeated it in guerrilla warfare 
in Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and 
Afghanistan, so we should follow it
with a war on its own land. 

“These strikes can be done by one 
brother or a few of the brothers.”

The message was released a day after Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – which triggered a global fight against
al-Qaeda extremists and their affiliates.

Zawahri also called for Muslims to boycott goods from the US and its allies – and to abandon the dollar.

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