6,238. 12/27/2004

In an audiotape aired by Al Jazeera on December 27, 2004, Osama bin Laden said: ” ‘It should be known that the Mujahid brother Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is the Amir [prince] of the al-Qaeda organisation in the Land of the Two Rivers [Iraq].’ ”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 166

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