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The Global Islamic Media Front released "The Caravans of Martyrs on the Soil of Somalia," which is the biographies of five Somali Islamic Courts "martyrs." al Qaeda in Iraq issued a statement denying the capture of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.
Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Osama bin Laden's brother in law, was tracked by the US, and killed a week after the US Interpol office forwarded the warning to intelligence agencies. We noted Khalifa was very likely killed by Task Force 145 the day the news broke.
A Moroccan from Tangiers, known as Abu al-Bara, has sworn bayat to Osama bin Laden and is on the al Qaeda in the Mahgreb's Shura Mujlis, or executive council. al Qaeda in the Mahgreb is believed to have training camps in Algeria, Mali and Chad, and is trying to establish a base in Morocco.
Ayman al-Zawahiri's latest tape rails against President Bush and Muslim 'collaborators', calls the Democrats complicit, claims the U.S. is losing in Iraq and Afghanistan, and states the West is facing jihad "in Chechnya, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, Somalia, Algeria, and everywhere the Crusaders and Zionists have desecrated the lands of Islam with their feet."
A new tape by Ayman al-Zawahiri, his third this year, is expected to be released on the internet shortly. The tape is titled "Lessons, Examples and Great Events in the Year 1427 ." LTG Eikenberry said the trail for Osama and Zawahiri "has gone cold."
al Qaeda in Saudi Arabian released the jihadi propaganda monthly "Voice of Jihad", where it calls for the attack on oil infrastructure world wide. An aide to al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri was captured in Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad.
Internet Haganah reported al Qaeda may consider instituting an assassination program in the wake of Mohammed Khalifa's death. Iran claims to have arrested two al Qaeda operatives crossing the Iraqi border.
Spanish authorities arrested Mbark El Jaafari, a Moroccan with links to al Qaeda and GSPC (now al Qaeda in the Maghreb) who recruited suicide bombers for Iraq, in Catalonia. al Qaeda linked Jaish-i-Mohamed, a Pakistani terrorist group, "has made Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia its principle European base" and "sought jihadi recruits in Spanish mosques."
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's East Africa operations chief who fled Somalia after the fall of the Islamic Courts, is believed to be hiding in Madagascar. Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law and al Qaeda financier, was killed by Task Force 145 in Madagascar last week, and his laptop was seized, perhaps providing the link to Fazul.
The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group denied it was quitting jihad and hopes for Khaddafi's demise. Abu Yahya al-Libi released a tape claiming the West is using AIDS to kill Muslims. The Saudi based Islamic Cells of Revenge pledged bayat to Osama bin Laden.
Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law, who mined and traded precious stones in Madagascar, was found murdered his home. Khalifa's more high profile terror activities included funding Abu Sayyaf and the Islamic Army of Aden, founding Benevolence International, and participating in the Operation Bojinka airline plot.
Ayman Al Zawahri released a video to "mock Bush's plan." The video appears timed to coincide with the State of the Union address. He reminds the American people of past offers of security by reaching an "understanding" with Muslims, and warns that if they continue to follow the policies of Bush and his administration, then peace is impossible.
Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the Emir of GSPC in Algeria, issued a videotape, which included a pledge of "obedience of his soldiers" to Osama bin Laden. Abu Yahya al-Libi also issued a tape on the spread of Shia power in the Gulf and accused the Saudis of protecting the Shia.
In his latest tape called "Set Out and Support Your Brothers in Somalia," Zawahiri calls for Muslims "in Yemen, the Arab Peninsula, Egypt, North Africa and Sudan" to "use ambushes and mines, and raids and suicidal attacks until you rend and eat your prey as the lion does with his prey." He specifically encourages Egyptian Islamic Jihad to battle Ethiopia. Full transcript from CENTCOM. Also see January 6 post.
Ayman al-Zawahiri is due to release a videotape, which will be produced by As Sahad. The video is said to focus onn the "truth about the fight between Islam and unbelievers."
al Qaeda is actively seeking technology and material for a nuclear attack against the West. al Qaeda has threatened to topple the Lebanese government and attack Australian troops in Afghanistan. Abu Nasir al-Qahtani, one of the "Bagram Four" escapees, was captured in Khost. Qahtani operated from North Waziristan.
al Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for the September suicide attacks on oil Yemeni facilities. The London-based Global Islamic Media Front released a new installment of the Caliphate Voice Channel, with "news analysis of the establishment of the Islamic State of Iraq." The broadcaster is masked. al Qaeda operative Dhiren Barot was sentenced for numerous plots against the U.S. and Briton.
CNN reports Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwah, a wanted al Qaeda leader involved in the Kenya and Tanzania attacks in 1998, has been confirmed killed. This is 'old news' as we reported Atwah as being killed on April 13 during a Pakistani airstrike in North Waziristan. Most likely remains were recently found that allowed the DNA testing to confirm the identity of Atwah, prompting his removal from the FBI's most wanted list.
al Qaeda is a major threat to the 2012 London Olympics. Abu Doha trained a 'terror generation,' established cells and networks across the world, and " turned Finsbury Park mosque into his operational headquarters." An Islamist website called for the destruction of selected German websites "[insulting] the God of glory and call Him the God of swine."
al Qaeda in Iraq claims the tape by Abu Osama al-Mujahid is a fake. A mole helped the Canadian government foil the al Qaeda plot to bomb buildings in downtown Toronto.