27 Oct '14, 8pm

AQAP profiles slain media operative tied to Ayman al Zawahiri's brother

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has released a short biography of Mustafa Ali (a.k.a. Humam al Masri), a jihadist who served in the group's media department before he was killed in a US drone strike in late 2013. The AQAP biography was released on Twitter. It was first obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. Ali was imprisoned for five years under Hosni Mubarak's regime, according to AQAP. He was released in the wake of the Egyptian revolution in 2011. Ali then emigrated to Yemen at the beginning of 2012 in order "to join his mujahideen brothers in Ansar al Sharia." The biographers point out that Ansar al Sharia, which is a political front and alias for AQAP, ruled "over large areas in Abyan and Shabwa provinces in southern Yemen" at the time of Ali's emigration to Yemen. Ali then "joined the Sharia and military training courses." "Due to [Ali's] s...

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