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Zawahiri eulogizes Salafi jihadist killed in Gaza

On Oct. 13, the Israeli Air Force killed Abu al Walid al Maqdisi, the former emir of the Tawhid and Jihad Group in Jerusalem, and Ashraf al Sabah, the former emir of Ansar al Sunnah, in an airstrike. The two men were reportedly leaders of the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC), a consolidation of Salafi jihadist groups in Gaza. Since their deaths, a number of statements and eulogies have been released by jihadist groups and media outlets such as the Global Islamic Media Front, Jaish al Ummah , Masada al Mujahideen , Islamic State of Iraq , al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula , Abdullah Azzam Brigades , and Ansar Jerusalem , among others. Today, a eulogy for al Maqdisi from al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri was released to jihadist forums. The message was obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. Al Zawahiri praised al Maqdisi for his "mar...

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