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Al Qaeda announced the death Sa'ad Mohammad al Shahri , an al Qaeda operative wanted by the Saudi government since 2005. Al Shahri, whose father was a colonel in the Saudi Army, was killed in a recent US airstrike in Afghanistan.
Osama bin Laden released his second audiotape in two days. On the latest tape, bin Laden urged Muslims to help Pakistani flood victims and blamed Arab governments for failing to respond to their plight.
Osama bin Laden released his first audiotape since March. On the tape, bin Laden said climate change is responsible for the floods in Pakistan and expressed concern over the natural catastrophe.
US-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn criticized Pakistan's response to the floods in a videotape released on the Internet. "While the generals, politicians and puppets try to hide their war crimes from public view, they have done little ... (for) the suffering of the flood and war-ravaged people they claim to represent and serve," he said. "That is why they must go."
Reports from Pakistan indicate that Sheikh Fateh al Masri, al Qaeda's leader for Pakistan and Afghanistan, was killed in a Sept. 25 Predator strike in Datta Khel in North Waziristan. The report is unconfirmed.
The US sentenced Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison for attempting to murder US federal agents while in custody in Afghanistan. Siddiqui is an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist linked to al Qaeda. She was carrying instructions to make deadly chemicals when she was captured.
Bekkay Harrach, a German national who is a senior member of al Qaeda's external operations branch may have been killed in a US Predator strike in August that targeted a Haqqani Network compound. Harrach's death has not been confirmed.
Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, released an audiotape in which he criticized the Pakistani and Turkish governments. Zawahiri called for Pakistanis and Turks to overthrow their governments as they supported the war in Afghanistan.
Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, issued a videotape criticizing Turkey for maintaining a relationship with Israel and for keeping troops in Afghanistan. "The change will come when the Turkish people urge their government to stop co-operating with Israel ... or taking part in killing Muslims in Afghanistan," Zawahiri said.
A state-run newspaper in the UAE confirmed that a Japanese tanker was attacked by a suicide bomber off the coast of Oman. An al Qaeda-linked group called the Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed it carried out the attack.
The Abdullah Azzam Brigade claimed it carried out an attack that damaged a Japanese tanker off the coast of Oman. The claim is not confirmed and it is unclear if a bomb damaged the tanker. The group is linked to al Qaeda and is named after one of its co-founders.
Al Qaeda leaders Ayman al Zawahiri and Anwar al Awlaki released propaganda tapes. Zawahiri said the US will leave Afghanistan and Iraq defeated, while Awlaki said the US would become bogged down in a conflict in Yemen.
Al Qaeda has appointed Sheikh Fateh al Masri, an Egyptian, as the emir for Afghanistan and the wider Khorasan. Al Masri reportedly commanded forces in Afghanistan and also directed attacks inside Pakistan, including the terror assault on two Ahmadi mosques in Lahore.
CIA Director Leon Panetta claimed that less than 100 al Qaeda operatives are active in Afghanistan and that Predator strikes and other operations have culled the terror group's leadership by half. Panetta claimed that al Qaeda's remaining leadership is based in northwestern Pakistan.
Adam Gadahn released a tape criticizing President Obama and assailing his popularity. "You're no longer the popular man you once were, a year ago or so," said the American-born al Qaeda spokesman who is wanted for treason.
Two al Qaeda commanders and a Turkish foreign fighter were killed during the June 10 Predator strike in Norak, North Waziristan. Sheikh Ihsanullah was an "Arab al Qaeda military commander" while Ibrahim was the commander of the Fursan-i-Mohammed Group, according to a statement released by the Taifatul Mansura Group.
Osama Bin Laden reportedly released a new, 90-second-long audiotape where he threatened to retaliate against the US if Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was executed. "The day America takes this decision, it will have made a decision to execute whoever is taken captive by us," he said.
Al Qaeda announced that Mustafa Abu Yazid was killed in a strike. Yazid, who was al Qaeda's leader in Afghanistan and top financial officer, was killed in a US strike in North Waziristan on May 21.
Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, released a tape praising Abu Ayyub al Masri and Abu Omar al Baghdadi, al Qaeda in Iraq's top two leaders who were killed near Tikrit on April 18. Osama bin Laden is expected to release a tape soon as well.
The Iraqi Army spokesman for the Baghdad command said that a Saudi member of al Qaeda who was recently detained has admitted to plotting to carry out attacks against the 2010 World Cup of Soccer in South America. The Saudi also was plotting attacks against Shia shrines in Najaf and Karbala.