The new issue of the Afghan Taliban's monthly Arabic magazine Al-Samoud (Al-Somood) has been released. "Al-Samoud" translates approximately to the ability to withstand something or "staying power." In context, it can also mean something akin to "resistance." The magazine began as a simple newsletter-type publication with no graphics, but over the past couple of years has developed into a much more refined (design-wise) Internet publication. The cover of this month's issue speaks of a "struggle (jihad) in the path of the liberation of the blessed al-Aqsa Mosque" in the contested city of Jerusalem, which is holy to Muslims, Jews, and Christians.
The March issue can be viewed, via a previous post, HERE.
Al-Samood, April 2010