This document is a two page typed letter discussing the situation in Afghanistan, the continuation of jihad in the Islamic Republics, and the situation in the Arabian peninsula. Bin Laden cites the great success in training and arming the jihadists in Tajikistan, and emphasizes that this effort must be continued. The continuation of jihad throughout the Islamic Republics will keep the Russians and American allies focused on stopping the spread of jihad and not on the Afghan issue. He then lists the reasons for the great significance of the Arabian Peninsula:
It holds the Ka’abah and the Prophet’s mosque. It holds 75% of the world’s oil and whoever controls oil controls the world economy. He also notes the extreme importance of the media battle and that it may consume 90% of total preparation for battles.

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