Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb Issues Statement Denying Press Claims of Senior Leader's Surrender

"No honor/glory for us except with jihad (struggle)": 'Abd al-Malik Droukdal, also transliterated "Droukdel" (left), also known by his nom de guerre Abu Mus'ab 'Abd al-Wadud (Wadoud), the amir (leader) of AQIM shown below a map of Algeria and an image of the Algerian president, 'Abd al-'Aziz Bouteflika (Abdelaziz Bouteflika), meeting French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a regional North African affiliate of Al-Qa'ida Central (AQC) that is primarily based in Algeria and parts of northwestern Africa, has denied press reports that two of its members, Abu al-'Abbas and Abu al-Nu'man, have surrendered to Algerian authorities. One of these member, Abu al-'Abbas (real name 'Uthman Touati/Othmane Touati), reportedly surrendered in late May and was a member of AQIM's ruling council.
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Surrender of the Two Brothers is a Lie (Abu Al-Abbas and Abu Nu'Man) June 7
AQIM Statement

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