November 4, 2007


Zawahri says Islamists in Libya joined Al Qaeda: Militant targets N. Africa leaders (Inal Ersan, 11/04/07, Reuters)

Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri, said a Libyan Islamist group had joined the militant organization, and he urged guerrilla fighters in North Africa to topple the leaders of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.

"Honorable members of the Fighting Islamic Group in Libya announce that they are joining the Al Qaeda group to continue the march of their brothers," Zawahri said in a recording posted on the Internet yesterday.

The Libyan group would be the second militant organization to join Al Qaeda this year after Algeria's armed GSPC said in January that it had won approval from Osama bin Laden to rename itself Al Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb. the craziness of our enemies. Given an advantage in the difficulty various states in the West and Middle East have working together and the potential disinterest of the many in the struggles of each particular, the al Qaedists are foolish or deranged enough to provide the impetus for greater unity of purpose and co-ordination.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 4, 2007 12:00 AM
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