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Al Qaida posts September 11 video

A private intelligence monitoring service says al Qaida has marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with an hour-long video released on jihadist websites.

US-based Site Monitoring Services said the video featured an audio speech by the new leader, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri, as well as previously unreleased footage of former leader Osama bin Laden.

The 62-minute video, called The Dawn of Imminent Victory, was posted on jihadist forums. Zawahri is shown in a still photo.

US intelligence officials say Zawahri tops their hit list after the killing of bin Laden by US forces in Pakistan in May.

The US was on high alert during the weekend over what officials described as a credible but unconfirmed terror threat on Washington or New York.

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