31 May '14, 9pm

AQAP commander addresses 'American Enemy'

AQAP commander addresses 'American Enemy'

On May 26, a statement by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commander Jalal al Marqishi, also known as Hamza al Zinjibari, surfaced on jihadi forums. The statement, titled "A Comment on the Latest American Bombardment of Yemen," begins with a request that Allah accept as martyrs those killed by the American "bombardment campaigns" that occurred "last week" in Baydha, Abyan, and Shabwa. Marqishi is likely referring to the Yemeni army's southern offensive against AQAP, which he sees as serving American interests. The latest known US drone strike in Yemen took place on May 12 in Marib . Marqishi states that this latest "bombardment" is, in his perspective, just the most recent round in the war between Islam and the "Zio-Crusader enemy and its agents." Marqishi disputes Yemeni government and media claims suggesting that AQAP is being hit hard by the offensive, and says ...

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