Al Jazeera is broadcasting what it describes as an audiotape from Osama bin Laden.
MSNBC’s translator says the message was addressed to Europeans. In it, bin Laden says America is losing the war in Afghanistan. He claims the majority of people killed in that country have been innocent women and children.
The fugitive terrorist calls on European countries to stop cooperating with the U.S. military in Afghanistan, according to MSNBC’s translation.
Update at 1:23 p.m. ET: The Associated Press is quoting the al-Qaeda chief as saying to Europeans: “The American tide is ebbing, so it is best for you to press your leaders to change their policies.”