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Al-Qaeda Praises bin Laden in New Video
Al-Qaeda has released a video in which the group's leader, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri, heaps praise on predecessor Osama bin Laden for his "superior morals" and loyalty towards his comrades. Al Qaeda's new leader invites viewers to take a moment to remember the "delicate", "human side" of Osama bin Laden, the terror leader who gleefully claimed responsibility for the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al Qaeda deputy who slipped into the top spot at al Qaeda after bin Laden was taken out by a team of U.S. Navy SEALs in May, claims in the recently released video that he has been asked by "his brethren" to talk about his time with bin Laden and "shed light on the human side of Osama bin Laden -- his noble, refined side."