Friday, September 24, 2010

"Battle of 'Aafia Siddiqui": Al-Qa'ida Central Releases Video of Attack on Pakistani Military Post in Landi Kotel

Al-Qa'ida Central's (AQC) media outlet, the Al-Sahab (The Clouds) Media Foundation, has released a short video entitled "Battle of 'Aafia Siddiqui." It is part of Al-Sahab's series of "battle" videos, "In the Series of the Holocaust of Crusaders & Apostates in the Land of Khurasan." 'Aafia Siddiqui, who was recently sentenced to 86 years in federal prison for attempted murder, has also been praised by other militants. Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan leaders Hakimullah Mehsud & Qari Husayn Mehsud vowed to avenge her and praised her attack.

So did Dr. Humam al-Balawi, better known by his nom de guerre "Abu Dujanah al-Khurasani," the kamikaze bomber who killed 7 CIA agents & a Jordanian officer in Afghanistan last December. The "battle" in the new video appears to mostly be composed of firing off mortar rounds. As usual, AQC's claims are mostly hyperbole. The "battle" is an attack on a Pakistani military post ("America's unclean ally") in Landi Kotel in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

The short video can be downloaded via:

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