SLUG: 2-299530 Osama Bin Laden / Iraq
TITLE=OSAMA BIN LADEN / IRAQ (S)
INTRO: A tape purportedly recorded by al-Qaida terror leader Osama bin Laden was broadcast Tuesday night on the al-Jazeera Arab satellite station calling for Muslims to support Iraq in the event of war with the United States. V-O-A's Greg LaMotte has the details from our Middle East bureau in Cairo.
TEXT: A tape that al-Jazeera says it assumes was made by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, called for suicide attacks against the United States and urged Iraqis to dig trenches and engage in urban warfare to battle U-S troops.
The tape broadcast Tuesday night, said the U-S was terrified of urban fighting and advised Iraqis of the importance to draw the enemy into "long, close and tiring fighting, taking advantage of camouflaged positions in plains, farms, mountains and cities"
The voice purporting to be Osama bin Laden's warned against those who would assist the United States in a battle against Iraq saying it would be an attack against Muslims.
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The voice called for Muslims to rise up, "incite and mobilize the nation and break free from what the voice said was "the regimes that are slaves of America." The tape mentioned Jordan, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
In Washington, Secretary of State Colin Powell said the tape shows bin Laden is in partnership with Iraq. (Signed)
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