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COLE REDUX: The tanker Limburg burns off the Yemeni coast

Is al-Qaeda on the rebound? Evidence is starting to mount that it is. U.S. officials believe that audiotaped statements purported to be from Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, broadcast recently on al-Jazeera, are authentic. Although the bin Laden tape is not thought to be new, U.S. counterterrorism officials told TIME that al-Zawahiri's statement — which warned of imminent attacks on the U.S. and its allies — was probably recorded within the past two months. "This is a way of telling people that al-Zawahiri isn't dead," says a White House aide. The U.S. believes the two may still...

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