Monday, November 8, 2010
The Fajr (Dawn) Media Center has released the seventeenth issue of its Internet magazine Vanguards of Khurasan today. The magazine was where Dr. Humam al-Balawi, better known by his nom de guerre "Abu Dujanah al-Khurasani" (Khorasani), wrote before he blew himself up inside the United States military base in Khost, Afghanistan on December 30, killing seven Central Intelligence Agency officers and a senior Jordanian intelligence officer. This attack was jointly claimed by Al-Qa'ida Central (AQC; Qaeda, Qaida) and Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan. The late rising AQC preacher Abu Mansur al-Shami (real name: Mahmoud Zaydan/Zeidan), who was killed in a U.S. drone missile strike in North Waziristan in January, was also a writer for Vanguards of Khurasan.
Al-Fajr distributes all media materials from AQC and its regional affiliates: the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). It also distributes media materials from the Urdu-language jihadi-takfiri media outlet Hittin, which is named after one of Salah al-Din (Saladin) Yusuf bin Ayyub's most famous victories over the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
A PDF of the magazine may be downloaded via the following non-jihadi-takfiri URLs:
The password to unpack the file is: DijU93Lokge