CNN reports that Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn (aka Azzam the American) released a video to apologize for innocent victims killed in Afghanistan and other nearby regions: "We express our condolences to the families of the Muslim men, women and children killed in these criminal acts... We also express the same in regard to the unintended Muslim victims of the mujahedeen's operations against the crusaders and their allies and puppets, and to the countless faceless and nameless Muslim victims of the murderous crusades." With the upcoming American troop surge, CNN says Al Qaeda "appeared to be trying to improve the group's image."