Bin Laden To Release Message On Iraq

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 8:57 pm
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ Terror leader Osama bin Laden will release a new Internet message that focuses on Iraq, a terrorism monitoring group said Thursday.

The SITE intelligence group said it has learned that the al-Qaida leader will discuss Iraq and the insurgent group the Islamic State of Iraq, which is a front organization for al-Qaida.

SITE, which provides counter-terrorism information to government and private groups, said the announcement of the impending message was posted to jihadist forums earlier in the day.

The posting said the message, titled `The way to contain conspiracies,' would last 56 minutes. It did not say when it would be released, but advertisements for past al-Qaida statements usually give a timeframe of 72 hours.

SITE said the posting was signed by As-Sahab, the production branch that releases al-Qaida messages. It didn't say if it would be a video or just an audio message.

Al-Qaida has dramatically increased the pace of its messages this year.