From the old media, no less - Bin Laden urges Iraq rebel unity, admits wrongs
Iraq's wing of al Qaeda is one of the key groups fighting U.S.-led forces and the Baghdad government, but bin Laden's followers have angered other Sunni groups and tribes through their hardline interpretations of Islam and indiscriminate killing of civilians.
In Anbar, a former insurgent hotbed where Sunni Arab tribes have joined U.S. forces against al Qaeda, there has been an 82 percent drop in violent deaths, the government said.
Bin Laden acknowledged that some insurgents were involved in "wrongdoings," mentioning a particular group of holy commandments that includes killings. He did not give further details.