A taped message purporting to be from the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden declares for the first time that Iraq is the new battlefront in the jihad against the US.
The statement may signal a shift in focus on to Iraq, where 102 coalition troops have now been killed in attacks since Saddam Hussein, the former president, was ousted.
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