Al-Jazeera broadcasted Friday night a new video by Dr. Ayman el-Zawahiri, the deputy head of Al-Qa3da, where he acknowledged Zarqawi's death, and hailed him as a "martyr." The Doha-based Satellite channel had aired a video by Zawahiri, only a day before, where he denounced the "massacre" by US troops against Afghan civilians last month, suggesting that the tape was filmed sometime after the traffic accident that involved US army troops that killed Afghans, sparking riots and more deaths on May 29.
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