Posted on 2012/06/25 |by Florian Flade
Abu Yahya al-Libi in new video message released June 22
Three weeks have passed since a US drone strike in North Waziristan allegedly killed Al-Qaida´s Top commander Abu Yahya al-Libi. Since then Al-Qaida has neither officially confirmed nor denied the death of al-Libi. Question still remains: Is the White House´s claim true or not?
Instead of celebrating the martyrdom of yet another of its leaders Al-Qaida is releasing videos of al-Libi. Last week the terrorist network´s media wing “As-Sahab” released a 17-minute video statement titled “The American Military and Ethics of Wars” in which al-Libi talks about civilian deaths in Afghanistan.
The more interesting details regarding the second new Abu Yahya al-Libi tape within two weeks is: Al-Qaida does not seem to regard him as dead. The organization labels him “Al-Sheikh Al-Mujahid Abu Yahya al-Libi (may Allah protect him)” – the latter phrase indicating the person is still alive. Otherwise the phrase “may Allah have mercy upon him” would be used.
Posted in Al-Qaeda, Intelligence, Middle East, Security, Terrorism, War & Conflicts
- Tagged Abu Yahya al-Libi, Afghanistan, al-Libi, Al-Qaeda, al-Qaida, Allah, North Waziristan, White House
“Bloodshed” is the daily news coming out of Syria these days. While the protest against the regime of President Assad have turned into a full grown war with a militant insurgency fighting the dictator in Damascus, Al-Qaida sees its chance for establishing a base in the country and calls for Syrians and other Arabs to join the fight against Assad.
The terrorist network has just released a new video message by its Amir Dr.Ayman az-Zawahiri, titled “Go Forward, O Lions Of Sham!”.
“Do not rely on the West or America or the Arab governments and Turkey” Zawahiri says in the new video tape, “You know what they are planning against you!” Continue reading
Posted in Al-Qaeda, Islamic Terrorism, Syria, Terrorism, Terrorist Supporters, War & Conflicts
- Tagged Al-Qaeda, al-Qaida, Arab, Arab League, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bashar al-Assad, Damascus, Syria
Al-Qaida´s Yemeni branch “Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP) has released the second part of its video series titled “Killing of the Spies”. The propaganda footage show a member of Yemeni´s security forces, captured by al-Qaida militants. He is accused of working for the CIA and Yemeni intelligence agency, and tells about Yemeni´s counter-terrorism war. Continue reading
Posted in Counter-Terrorism, Intelligence, Islamic Terrorism, News, Security, Terrorism, War & Conflicts
- Tagged Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaida, Anwar al-Awlaki, Pakistan, United States, Waziristan, Yemen