CAIRO – Al-Jazeera TV channel said Friday that it will air a new videotape from al-Qaida’s number two Ayman al-Zawahiri Friday evening.
In the tape which the channel aired an excerpt, the terror network’s deputy leader appeared in a traditional gown wearing a white turban, and a rifle was propped up by his side.
He slammed the United States for its reforms in the Mideast region, and also criticized pro-Western states of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
The channel stopped short of specifying how it obtained the tape, which was not dated.
Excerpts of the video will be aired at 9:30 p.m. local time (1830 GMT), the Qatar-based satellite channel said.
Zawahiri, al-Qaida’s leader Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man, appeared in a footage aired by the channel last November, calling for continuing fight against the United States “till the last hour.”…