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London Bomber Appears in Farewell Tape

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  • London Bomber Appears in Farewell Tape

    By SALLY BUZBEE, Associated Press Writer Thu Sep 1,11:00 PM ET

    CAIRO, Egypt - One of the four suicide attackers who bombed London's transit system on July 7 made a dramatic farewell in a videotape broadcast Thursday that also included a warning of more bloodshed from al-Qaida's No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.

    Speaking English, Mohammad Sidique Khan, a Briton of Pakistani ancestry, said Westerners had failed to heed previous warnings, "therefore we will talk to you in a language that you understand. Our words are dead until we give them life with our blood."

    The two men did not appear together in the tape — instead, shots of each were edited together — and al-Zawahri did not mention Khan. A newscaster on al-Jazeera, which aired the tape, said Khan's last "will" came as part of a long tape that consisted mostly of al-Zawahri talking.

    While their appearance together in an edited tape appeared to show some level of coordination, it would have been more significant had they appeared together in one portion — indicating that al-Zawahri was a hands-on commander who met directly with attackers.

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