A banner posted Sunday on a website often used by al Qaeda to release audios and videos of its leaders announces that the "second open interview" with al Qaeda's Ayman al Zawahri will soon be posted. The logo of al Sahab, al Qaeda's self-described "media production company," and a picture of al Zawahri, al Qaeda's second-in-command, appear on the banner. Al Zawahri's last statement was an audio tape posted on the same website last Friday. In the tape, al Zawahri called the Iraq war a "failure" which will be passed on to the next U.S. president. The new banner refers to the upcoming Zawahri interview as another surprise, apparently in reference to two statements being released so close to each other. This will be al Zawahri's fifth statement this year.
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