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Abu Yahya calls for attack on White House

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Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Means of CommunicationVideotape1
Issued Oct. 10, 20061
Disseminated byAl-Arabiya television1
ParticipantsAbu Yahya al-Libi1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableIn a one-hour video, a figure identified as Abu Yahya al-Libi speaking before a group of fighters, probably in Afghanistan.

"Allah will not be pleased until we reach the rooftop of the White House," he told them.

He also said, "You have to get well prepared by starting with exercise, and then you have to learn how to use technology until you are capable of nuclear weapons."1
1'Top Qaeda leader urges fighters to hit White House.' Reuters: Oct. 10, 2006.
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