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Vol. 5 Num 694 Sat. May 13, 2006  
   
International


'Qaeda escapee' urges strikes in Europe over cartoons


A man believed to be a top al-Qaeda militant who escaped from a US airbase in Afghanistan urged Muslims in an Internet video to launch attacks in Europe as revenge for cartoons that lampooned Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM).

A Web site often used by militants posted a video from a man identified as Abu Yahya al-Libi in which he called for Muslims to "send rivers of blood" down the streets of Denmark, Norway and France for publishing the cartoons that caused a global furore earlier this year.

Abu Yahya al-Libi is believed to be the alias of Libyan Mohammad Hassan who along with three other al-Qaeda militants broke out of the Bagram Air Base last year.