An audio tape said to be from Osama Bin Laden contains coded messages indicating his campaign of terror may be about to end, say White House officials.
They believe phrases heard on the tape, including "We've got to fight for this love" and "War, what is it good for?" are a clear sign that Bin Laden is no longer a threat to the western world.
A US government spokesman has been quoted as saying that although a number of different voices can be heard on the tape, some of which are female, they are confident Bin Laden is behind the recording and the al-Queda reign of terror is close to an end.
The contents have yet to be ratified however, and some experts are sceptical and say it may actually just be a mix tape that Bin Laden recorded off the BBC Radio 2 'Steve Wright In The Afternoon' show.
As the tape ends a voice, claiming to be Bin Laden, is heard to say in Arabic "God is Great", "i'm not finished" and "buy a bloody C90 next time".