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Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, said the US military is hiding its defeat in Iraq. "Where the American invasion stands now, after five years, is failure and defeat," Zawahiri said in an audiotaped response to General David Petraeus' remarks to Congress. Zawahiri also said world food shortages "is a part of the US-Zionist plan."
Abu Omar al Baghdadi, the fictitious leader of al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq, released an audiotape calling for former Sunni insurgents now part of the police, Army, Awakening Councils, and the Sons of Iraq movements to rejoin the fight against the government and the US. Baghdadi is played by an actor named Abu Abdullah al Naima and is the creation of Abu Ayyub al Masri, al Qaeda's leader in Iraq.
The Taliban confirmed that a German member of al Qaeda conducted a suicide bombing against a US outpost in the Sabari District of Khost province in March. Cuneyt Ciftci, also known as Saad Abu Furqan, recorded his last statements, and Taliban leader Siraj Haqqani and his deputy Mohammad Rahim Khosti appeared on a propaganda tape promoting the attack.