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New Tape From No. 2 Qaeda Leader

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Al Qaeda's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, has released a new video disparaging the U.S. concept of reform and condemning the assaults on women during anti-government demonstrations in Egypt last month, the pan-Arab TV channel Al-Jazeera said Friday.

Al-Jazeera showed a portion of the tape with the newscaster saying that al-Zawahri cast doubt on the possibility of change through peaceful demonstrations.

In the brief clip aired without audio, al-Zawahri appears sitting before a plain backdrop with an automatic weapon next to him. He is wearing a white turban and black and white robes. At one point, he glanced to the left at something off-camera.

The station said it would air the tape later Friday night.