A new audiotape of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was shown
Thursday night on the Doha-based satellite TV al-Jazeera channel,
in which he called for Europeans' back home from military
contributions in Afghanistan.
The Europeans should stop helping the United States in the war
in Afghanistan as the American tide is "ebbing", bin Laden said in
It was unjust for the Americans to have invaded Afghanistan, he
said, accusing US forces and their allies of intentionally killing
Afghan women and children.
He told Europeans that it is best for you to press your leaders
to change their policies to leave back to your countries from
The al-Qaida chief also claimed his responsibility for the
Sept.11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, saying that "the
events of Manhattan were retaliation against the American-Israeli
alliance's aggression against our people in Palestine and
It was said to be the fourth message by bin Laden this year.
(Xinhua News Agency November 30, 2007)