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C-I-A authenticates bin Laden's voice on latest tape

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WASHINGTON (AP) - It was in fact Osama bin Laden on that audiotape released yesterday on the Internet.      

The C-I-A says it's determined the voice is authentic.      

The al-Qaida leader is heard endorsing the new terror network leader in Iraq, and warning Shiites (SHEE'-eyetz) about collaborating with the U-S. He also warned nations not to send troops to Somalia, where Islamic militants have taken control of the capital and much of the south.      

It was his fifth audio message this year and second in two days. On Friday, bin Laden paid tribute to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (AH'-boo MOO'-sahb ahl-zahr-KOW'-ee), the head of al-Qaida's operations in Iraq who was killed in a U-S airstrike June Seventh.

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