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I escaped US raid: Zawahiri in a video

Ayman al-Zawahiri in a videotape claimed he escaped a US raid targeting him in Pakistan.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2006 12:00 IST

Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri said he escaped a US raid targeting him in Pakistan, according to a video broadcast on the Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera.

"US planes launched a raid against the village of Damadola... Under the pretext of wanting to kill my frail self and four of my companions," Zawahiri said, wearing a white turban and shirt.

"The entire world has discovered the extent of the American lies," he said.

First Published: Jan 31, 2006 12:00 IST