Special Dispatch - No. 2438
July 9, 2009 No. 2438
New Al-Qaeda Book Betrays Panic Over Predator Strikes, Covert Operations
SNIPPET: On June 29, 2009, jihadist websites posted a new 150-page book by senior Al-Qaeda commander Abu Yahya Al-Libi titled Guide to the Laws Regarding Muslim Spies. The books two introductions, one by Ayman Al-Zawahiri and one by Abu Yahya himself, make it clear that it was written in an attempt to find a means of dealing with the recent campaign of Predator strikes and other covert operations against Al-Qaeda and Taliban targets in Waziristan. The two Al-Qaeda commanders, and Abu Yahya in particular, betray deep distress at the devastating effectiveness of the shadow war against Al-Qaeda, as well as paranoia regarding the ubiquity of hidden enemies.
Abu Yahya al-Libi
Up to $1 Million Reward”