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  • Al-Qaeda's Top Ideologues Release New Statements on the Global Jihad

    10/10/2006 1:32:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 777+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | October 3, 2006 | Michael Scheuer
    10/03/2006 - By Michael Scheuer (from Terrorism Focus, October 3) - The past week produced messages from the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, who uses the name Abu Hamza al-Muhajir and may be an Egyptian by the name of Abu Ayyub al-Masri, and al-Qaeda deputy chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. While there is nothing startlingly new in either message, both provide occasions for examining al-Qaeda's ability to stay on message, to learn from and try to redress serious errors and to deploy Islamic history and tradition in support of its case for a "defensive jihad" against the United States and its...
  • Pakistan locates terror kingpin

    08/18/2006 2:29:30 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 6 replies · 563+ views
    News ^ | August 18, 2006 | News 24 .comStaff
    Islamabad - Pakistan has informed US-led coalition forces that an al-Qaeda kingpin linked to an alleged plot to blow up airliners is based in eastern Afghanistan, security officials said on Friday. The senior Pakistani officials said the unnamed al-Qaeda member was based in Afghanistan's volatile eastern province of Kunar, which borders Pakistan's militant-infested north-western tribal areas. The information came from the interrogation of Rashid Rauf, a Briton whose arrest by Pakistani agents in early August allegedly led to the uncovering of the conspiracy to bomb US-bound planes, they said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, did not identify the...
  • The Chemical Threat to Subways: Dispelling the Clouds

    06/22/2006 8:29:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies · 955+ views
    Stratfor Terrorism Intelligence Report ^ | 06/21/06 19:21:35 | By Fred Burton
    Recent reports outlining what Time magazine has called the "untold story" of a cancelled al Qaeda plot against the New York subway system have excited considerable media hype and public consternation. The account is part of Ron Suskind's new book, The One Percent Doctrine, that was excerpted in the June 26 edition of Time. According to Suskind, al Qaeda developed a "revolutionary new WMD device" that would generate cyanide gas, and these weapons -- which he refers to as "mubtakkar" devices -- were to have been planted on subways by operatives who were in place and preparing to act in...
  • Today's Al Qaeda Tape: Ayman al Zawahiri and the "Islamic Group"

    08/05/2006 6:44:10 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 48 replies · 1,532+ views
    Laura Mansfield Strategic Translations ^ | August 5, 2006 | Ayman al Zawahiri
    Today's announcement by Al Qaeda second in command Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri that the multinational terror conglomerate has been joined by a portion of the Egyptian group "Jamaa Islamiya" is both puzzling and not surprising. It is unclear how large the faction is from Jamaa Islamiya that is aligning itself with Al Qaeda. Neither Zawahiri nor Mohamed Khalil Hukayma, who made the announcement for Jamaa Islamiya, was clear about how many members were involved in the merger, although Zawahiri did refer to of the large crowd and the majority of Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, in the following statement: Abu Jihad Al-Masri, Mohamed...
  • Prosecutors Can't Prove Informant's Claims(lodi CA terrorism investigation)

    03/30/2006 9:48:33 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 496+ views ^ | 3 31 06 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - In a potential blow to their terrorism case against a father and son, federal prosecutors on Thursday said there is no evidence to support statements by their key witness that a top aide to Osama bin Laden attended a northern California mosque in the late 1990s. The surprise move was designed to dissuade the defense from calling witnesses who would challenge the story's credibility. The witness, an FBI informant, told agents when they recruited him in 2001 that he had seen a high-ranking al-Qaida official and two other international terrorists when he lived in Lodi during the...
  • Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri, in videotape on Al-Jazeera

    01/30/2006 10:14:36 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 165 replies · 7,589+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/30/06
    Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri, in videotape on Al-Jazeera, says U.S. airstrike against him in Pakistan failed.
  • Bin Laden's No. 2 releases poetry tape

    01/20/2006 5:57:03 PM PST · by barj · 50 replies · 1,042+ views
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2006
    <p>With no mention of last week's attempt on his life, Ayman al-Zawahiri recited poetry to jihadists on a 17-minute audiotape that appeared on the Internet on Friday.</p> <p>Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant was the target of a January 13 CIA airstrike on a home in Damadola, Pakistan, where al Qaeda members were believed to be attending a dinner.</p>
  • Speaker in Newly Released Tape Discusses 'Jihad Poet,' Reads Verses(Updated INFO)

    01/20/2006 12:54:03 PM PST · by Dog · 146 replies · 5,292+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 20, 2006
    An audio recording appeared today on a radical Islamist Web site, featuring what appeared to be Osama bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman al Zawahari, discussing the writings of a Muslim poet. The tape surfaced a week after a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan that killed a top al Qaeda bomb maker and chemical weapons expert, but the speaker does not mention the incident. Analysts say that's potentially revealing because it calls into question Al Qaeda's ability to respond quickly in its propaganda war. The tape appears to be an old recording, as it refers to the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan in...
  • Source: Egyptians killed in (Missile)strike

    01/17/2006 6:01:10 PM PST · by Dog · 120 replies · 3,027+ views ^ | January 18, 2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Some of the foreigners killed in last Friday's U.S. airstrike in the remote Pakistani village of Damadola were of Egyptian origin, according to a knowledgeable source.U.S. officials have said "very solid" intelligence indicated that senior al Qaeda members were expected to attend a dinner celebrating the end of the Muslim holiday of Eid and that Osama Bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, could very well be among them. Although these officials believe a number of "significant" al Qaeda figures were killed in the attack, there is no evidence so far that al-Zawahiri was among them. Pakistani officials...
  • US believes Bin Laden still alive

    01/17/2006 4:11:39 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 23 replies · 842+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 17, 2006
    US believes Bin Laden still alive Osama Bin Laden and his deputy are thought to be living in the area of a missile strike apparently aimed at Ayman al-Zawahiri, the US says. US counter-terrorism ambassador Henry Crumpton said the al-Qaeda leader and his number two were believed to be in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. Al-Qaeda retained the aim of attacking the US, UK and Europe, he said. The US has not commented on the attack on a Pakistan village on Friday that killed 18 civilians. US media said the attack was carried out by the CIA. Thousands of Pakistanis later...
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Able Danger program

    01/07/2006 11:47:17 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies · 1,984+ views ^ | Center for Cooperative Research
    A report commissioned in mid-1999 by Rep. Curt Weldon (R) looks into possible Chinese front companies in the US seeking technology for the Chinese military. Dr. Eileen Preisser and Michael Maloof are commissioned to make the report. Dr. Preisser, who runs the Information Dominance Center at the US Army's Land Information Warfare Activity (LIWA) and will later become closely tied to Able Danger, uses LIWA's data mining capabilities to search unclassified information. According to Maloof, their results show Chinese front companies in the US posing as US corporations that acquire technology from US defense contractors. When the study is completed...
  • Mounties arrest Abdullah Khadr

    12/18/2005 6:27:25 AM PST · by fanfan · 34 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Dec. 17, 2005. 10:46 PM | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    Abdullah Khadr, the eldest son of a reputed Canadian Al Qaeda financier, was arrested by the RCMP yesterday on terrorism-related charges at the request of American authorities. The 25-year-old Canadian recently returned from Pakistan where he was held for 14 months without charge. He was arrested last night after agreeing to meet an RCMP officer at a McDonald's near his Scarborough apartment, his relatives said last night. His mother, Maha Elsamnah tried to intervene in the arrest and was also taken into custody, but later released without charges. Khadr's brother, 22-year-old Abdurahman was also at the fast food restaurant and...
  • Bruce Willis Offers Million Dollar Bounty for Osama or Zarqawi (2005)

    11/11/2005 11:07:22 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 119 replies · 6,823+ views
    National Ledger ^ | November 12 2005 | CK Rairden
    A report to be published Saturday says that Demi Moore's ex will pony up a million cash to any civilian who turns in the terrorist scum. Bruce Willis is such a die-hard patriot that he's offering $1 million to any civilian who turns in terror kingpins Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The hairless Hollywood he-man announced his bounty offer on MSNBC's "Rita Cosby: Live and Direct" this week. Willis also revealed he was in talks to make a movie about the Deuce Four, the soldiers whose heroic exploits have been chronicled by embedded blogger Michael Yon....
  • Iraq and Al Qaeda - The Algerian Connection

    08/03/2005 5:37:54 PM PDT · by Big Jake · 16 replies · 1,830+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/03/2005 12:00:00 AM | Thomas Joscelyn
    The Algerian Connection Why did Saddam financially support an al Qaeda affiliate in Algeria? by Thomas Joscelyn 08/03/2005 12:00:00 AM LATE LAST MONTH an Algerian-born terrorist named Ahmed Ressam received a commuted sentence of 22 years (prosecutors had recommended 35 years) in prison for his role in planning to blow up the Los Angeles airport. His sentence infuriated many since his involvement in the plot against LAX was immediately transparent. After all, he was captured in December 1999 after driving off a ferry from British Columbia in a vehicle laden with bomb-making explosives. Ressam received a commuted sentence after providing...
  • Iraq: Former PM Reveals Secret Service Data on Birth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (Great News)

    05/23/2005 7:15:19 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 128 replies · 7,652+ views
    Baghdad, 23 May - The number two of the al-Qaeda network, Ayman al-Zawahiri, visited Iraq under a false name in September 1999 to take part in the ninth Popular Islamic Congress, former Iraqi premier Iyad Allawi has revealed to pan-Arab daily al-Hayat. In an interview, Allawi made public information discovered by the Iraqi secret service in the archives of the Saddam Hussein regime, which sheds light on the relationship between Saddam Hussein and the Islamic terrorist network. He also said that both al-Zawahiri and Jordanian militant al-Zarqawi probably entered Iraq in the same period. "Al-Zawahiri was summoned by Izza Ibrahim...
  • Arrest of top leader in al Qaeda hailed as 'huge' blow to terror - (Bin Laden running for cover)

    05/09/2005 5:09:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 77 replies · 2,446+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2005 | Rowan Scarborough and Bill Gertz
    The arrest of al Qaeda’s No. 3 man, Abu Farraj al-Libbi, in Pakistan promises to provide new information on Osama bin Laden’s life on the run and deprives the terror network of its chief operating officer, according to counterterrorism and defense officials. Officials said that if al-Libbi chooses to talk, he is in a position to dish out valuable information about al Qaeda’s current structure, funding sources and attacks in the pipeline. And most importantly, he might provide information that could rekindle leads to bin Laden that have grown cold this year. Al-Libbi is potentially the best source of information...
  • Seeking Saudi Safe Haven

    04/12/2005 5:01:08 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 3 replies · 422+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4/12/05 | Amir Taheri
    -- WHEN the Taliban fell, two visions emerged within the Islamist terror movement. One vision, identified with Osama bin Laden, wants the movement to continue targeting the West, especially the United States. The other, advocated by Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2, wants the "holy war" concentrated in Muslim countries, especially Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
  • Jihad on "24": FOX, Kiefer Sutherland Repent to Radical Islam

    02/09/2005 6:30:06 AM PST · by Cool Chick · 24 replies · 1,645+ views ^ | February 8, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Jihad on “24”: FOX, Kiefer Sutherland Repent to Radical Islam By Debbie Schlussel It was too good to be true. FOX’s “24” is the most exciting show on TV, this season. Action. Adventure. And it actually tells the truth about Islamic terrorists. They are here on our shores, pretending to be loyal Americans, and they are plotting to take over our country. With the help of plenty of complicit Muslim-Americans, working for the government and government contractors. Unfortunately, 9/11 wasn’t enough to prove that to many Americans. Way too many Americans—especially the ones deciding what we see on the big...
  • Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda

    11/12/2004 11:09:57 AM PST · by Peach · 50 replies · 4,315+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2004 | Christopher S. Carson
    Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda By Christopher S. Carson | November 15, 2004 The Report of the 9/11 Commission has been digested, and the news media outlets have seized upon it as confirmation of their view that al Qaeda is a kind of purely stateless entity that never had "operational links" with rogue states like Iraq. Somehow, goes the thrust of the Report, Osama bin Laden was for years able to finance, train and supply an international terrorist corporation that had ongoing jihad operations in fifty countries - by himself, on no more than a $30 million personal...

    10/25/2004 2:01:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 2,151+ views
    Is Osama bin Laden alive or dead? And if Osama is alive, where is he? "President Bush knows damn well that (bin Laden) has been dead for quite some time," said former Navy SEAL Matthew Heidt, echoing the sentiments of many in the special operations community. "(Bin Laden) has not been heard from since Tora Bora despite developments in the Global War on Terror that make it unthinkable for him to remain silent," Heidt said in his web log, "Froggy Ruminations." The last audiotape purportedly from bin Laden (but not authenticated) was issued on May 7th of this year. But...
  • Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties

    10/04/2004 7:14:43 AM PDT · by Quilla · 289 replies · 22,034+ views
    CNSNews ^ | October 4, 2004 | Scott Wheeler
    Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by , show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders. One of the Iraqi memos contains an order from Saddam for his intelligence service to support...
  • Osama's top deputy caught? Report claims al-Zawahiri nabbed in Pakistan

    09/27/2004 2:54:23 PM PDT · by lancer · 62 replies · 2,707+ views ^ | 9/27/04 | WorldNetDaily
    Osama bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been captured in Pakistan, according to a report quoted by Israel Radio today. The Jerusalem Post says Pakistani forces operating against al Qaida strongholds in the country report capturing the Egyptian national, who was formerly the head of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which operated in the past against the Cairo regime. Earlier today, Lt.-Gen. David Barno, commander of the coalition forces in Afghanistan, told Reuters bin Laden and other senior al-Qaida leaders are most likely hiding in Pakistan and that they have been assisting Taliban remnants in efforts to disrupt the Oct....
  • BREAKING NEWS Close associate of Osama bin Laden, Khaled al-Harbi, surrenders

    07/13/2004 10:05:09 AM PDT · by urbanrights · 246 replies · 12,089+ views
    BREAKING NEWS Close associate of Osama bin Laden, Khaled al-Harbi, surrenders to Saudi security officials in Tehran, Saudi official says. Details soon.
  • Man claims 'dirty bomb' still coming

    10/07/2002 1:25:25 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 7 replies · 241+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | October 7, 2002 | John Walcott
    WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida planned two more terrorist attacks against the United States, one of them using a radioactive "dirty bomb," in addition to the Sept. 11 airplane strikes, according to a radical Islamist who in the past has had access to Osama bin Laden and other top al-Qaida leaders. The man said al-Qaida members are still trying to carry out a "dirty bomb" attack in the United States, but he said they've had trouble smuggling radiological material to their target, which he did not specify. A "dirty bomb" is not a nuclear weapon but uses conventional explosives to contaminate a...
  • Al Qaeda deputy sought support in New Zealand: reports

    03/22/2004 11:40:54 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 111+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | March 22 2004 | AFP
    Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, posed as a businessman selling leather goods during trips to New Zealand to raise support for the Al Qaeda terror network, according to media reports. Dr Al-Zawahiri, currently the subject of a manhunt in Pakistan, claimed to have visited New Zealand twice between 1992 and 1996, investigating the country as a safe haven, local media reported. The claims were made public by bin Laden's biographer Hamid Mir in interviews with newspapers in New Zealand and Australia's ABC Enough Rope television, but police said they had no record of the visits. "He came to New...
  • Car chase alerted Pakistan to 'high-value target'

    03/22/2004 2:20:44 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 8 replies · 161+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 22 2004 4:00 | Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad
    Car chase alerted Pakistan to 'high-value target' By Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad Published: March 22 2004 4:00 | Last Updated: March 22 2004 4:00 An unexpected car chase in a remote mountainous region last week is believed to have alerted Pakistani soldiers to the possible presence of al-Qaeda's second-in-command. Away from the scant government briefings, intelligence and security officials have pieced together for the Financial Times the events that led them to believe Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda's most senior leader after Osama bin Laden, is hiding in an area bordering Afghanistan. As Pakistani army helicopters pounded the positions of the suspected...
  • Osama pal trapped

    03/19/2004 1:28:39 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 199+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 19, 2004 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - The Pakistani military was pounding a mud-walled fortress last night where a "very senior" Al Qaeda leader - possibly Osama Bin Laden's No. 2 - was holding out against a Pakistani siege. American intelligence officials were cautious about who might be inside the mountain stronghold, but Pakistani sources said they believe it was Bin Laden's top general, Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri, and he may be wounded. Al-Zawahiri, nearly always at Bin Laden's side during his taunting videotapes, helped create Al Qaeda and was considered the brains behind its operations. His capture or death would be a major blow to...
  • Gotta See This! Pakistan! Ayman Al Zawahiri!

    03/18/2004 8:00:37 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 137 replies · 2,007+ views ^ | March 18, 2004. | Various
    Soldiers of Pakistan para-military force watch road leading to neighboring Afghanistan (news - web sites) to nab fleeing Taliban and al-Qaida terrorists near Wana in Pakistan's tribal area of South Waziristan on Sunday, March 7, 2004. Pakistan on Monday denied capturing a son of al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri during a raid last month in the border region neighboring Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Ahsanullah Wazir) Pakistani Paramilitary troops arrange missiles voluntarily handed over by the tribesmen during a disarmament campaign near the Afghan border, February 25, 2004. Pakistani troops launched a fresh offensive on Tuesday against Al Qaeda and Taliban militants...
  • THE MAN BEHIND BIN LADEN. How an Egyptian doctor became a master of terror.(looooong piece)

    01/02/2004 5:15:17 PM PST · by Valin · 9 replies · 448+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 9/16/02 | LAWRENCE WRIGHT
    Last March, a band of horsemen journeyed through the province of Paktika, in Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border. Predator drones were circling the skies and American troops were sweeping through the mountains. The war had begun six months earlier, and by now the fighting had narrowed down to the ragged eastern edge of the country. Regional warlords had been bought off, the borders supposedly sealed. For twelve days, American and coalition forces had been bombing the nearby Shah-e-Kot Valley and systematically destroying the cave complexes in the Al Qaeda stronghold. And yet the horsemen were riding unhindered toward Pakistan. They...
  • Newsweek's "Case"-Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball get the Osama-Saddam memo wrong.

    11/20/2003 11:19:56 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 12 replies · 502+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov. 20, 2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A NEWSWEEK article by investigative reporters Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball about the memo linking Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein dismisses a recent WEEKLY STANDARD report as "hype" and concludes, the "tangled tale of the memo suggests that the case of whether there has been Iraqi-al Qaeda complicity is far from closed." While it's refreshing to see the establishment media pick up the story, the Newsweek article is less than authoritative. The authors write: "The Pentagon memo pointedly omits any reference to the interrogations of a host of other high-level al Qaeda and Iraqi detainees--including such notables as Khalid...
  • The Memo and the Link Between Saddam and Osama-What if Saddam was involved in 9-11?

    11/17/2003 5:04:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 63 replies · 872+ views ^ | November 17, 2003 | Lowell Ponte
    The Memo and the Link Between Saddam and OsamaBy Lowell | November 17, 2003 "OSAMA BIN LADEN AND SADDAM HUSSEIN had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003,” reports the November 24 issue of The Weekly Standard, “that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, logistical support for terrorist attacks, al Qaeda training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial support for al Qaeda – perhaps even for Mohamed Atta – according to a top secret U.S. Government memorandum….” This 16-page memo, dated last October 27, was sent from Undersecretary of Defense...

    10/03/2003 4:37:56 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 14 replies · 541+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 3, 2003 | AMIR TAHERI
    <p>October 3, 2003 -- STILL smarting from the blows it has received in the past two years, the Islamist terror movement is debating a new strategy. Conducted in Islamist circles in Pakistan, the Middle East and Europe, and echoed in numerous Web sites and newssheets, the debate centers on a key question: Which should be our priority target - the United States and its Western allies, or the fragile Muslim states where we could come to power in a reasonable time frame? Some argue that the 9/11 attack against the United States was "premature." They insist that the Islamist movement should have first seized power in several Muslim countries and dotted itself with nuclear weapons before taking on America, which is regarded as "the last champion of unbelief in the world."</p>
  • The Link Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda

    09/29/2003 12:46:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 1,421+ views
    Insight ^ | Sept. 29, 2003 | Scott L. Wheeler
    Senior investigators and analysts in the U.S. government have concluded that Iraq acted as a state sponsor of terrorism against Americans and logistically supported the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States - confirming news reports that until now have emerged only in bits and pieces. A senior government official responsible for investigating terrorism tells Insight that while Saddam Hussein may not have had details of the Sept. 11 attacks in advance, he "gave assistance for whatever al-Qaeda came up with." That assistance, confirmed independently, came in a variety of ways, including financial support spun out through a complex...
  • Egypt to try 43 Islamists for plotting to attack Israeli interests

    01/23/2003 12:58:43 PM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 197+ views
    Ummah News ^ | January 23 2003 | Middle East Online
    Forty-three Islamists are to go on trial in an Egyptian military court for an alleged plot to attack the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, a lawyer said on Thursday. Muntasser al-Zayat, who represents Islamist defendants, said military prosecutors had decided to put on trial the suspects, whose arrests were announced in early January, in a month's time after the end of questioning. The government daily Al-Ahram has said the suspects rounded up in the Delta north of Cairo were members of the armed Egyptian group Al-Jihad, which is led by the Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is regarded as Osama bin...
  • Top bin Laden aide killed [Ayman al-Zawahiri dead?]

    10/03/2002 9:06:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 534+ views ^ | 10/4/02
    Ayman al-Zawahiri, considered Osama bin Laden's top aide, has been killed in Afghanistan, Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency reported yesterday, citing informed sources. In a report from Islamabad, the agency cited sources as saying that al-Zawahiri was not killed in fighting but in a special operation carried out by unidentified individuals. It did not give any date. On September 11, a London-based Islamist said al-Zawahiri had recently married two widows of a comrade killed in the US-led campaign in Afghanistan. An Afghan military chief said in December 2001 that Zawahiri had been injured and possibly killed in an air attack near...
  • al-Qaida spokesman says Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar in good health

    07/09/2002 5:18:03 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 274+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation ^ | Tuesday July 09, 2002 - 23h22 GMT
    A person in charge for Al-Qaïda reaffirms that Ben Laden is in good health DUBAI, 9 juil (AFP) - satellite television Arab Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) diffused in the night of Tuesday to Wednesday a sound recording presented like that of a high person in charge for Al-Qaïda, which affirms that Oussama Ben Laden and mollah Omar "is in good health". "I want to reassure impassioned jihad (...) sheik Oussama Ben Laden, mollah Omar (head supreme of the talibans, note) and all the symbols of the jihad, whose Ayman Al-Zawahiri and sheik Soulaiman Abou Ghaïth, are in good...