Osama Bin Laden has for the first time admitted that his al-Qaeda group launched the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon, the Sunday Telegraph reported on Sunday.
In a previously undisclosed video which has been circulated for 14 days among his supporters, the paper said, Osama bin Laden confessed that "history should be a witness that we are terrorists. Yes, we kill their innocents."
In the footage, shot in the Afghan mountains at the end of October, a smiling bin Laden says that the World Trade Center's twin towers were a "legitimate target".
The paper said that the footage, to which it obtained access in the Middle East Saturday, was not made for public release via the al-Jazeera television network used by bin Laden for propaganda purposes in the past. It is believed to be intended as a rallying call to al-Qaeda members, the paper said.
Bin Laden has publicly issued four previous videos since September 11, always denying carrying out the atrocities.