Saturday, September 14, 2013

Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahri calls for terrorists attacks on U.S.

Al Qaeda leader calls for strikes on U.S. soil to ‘bleed’ America’s finances
WASHINGTON TIMES
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The Washington Times
Friday, September 13, 2013


** FILE ** This file image from video the AP obtained Feb. 12, 2012, from the SITE Intel Group, an American private terrorist threat analysis company, shows al Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahri in a web posting by al Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, calling on Muslims across the Arab world and beyond to support rebels in Syria who are seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad. Al-Zawahri marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by calling on Muslims to strike inside the United States, using any opportunity they can to "bleed" America financially, speaking in an audio message released Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/SITE Intel Group, File)
Al Qaeda terror network leader Ayman al-Zawahri
Al Qaeda terror network leader Ayman al-Zawahri sent out a message marking Sept. 11, 2001, with a call for more attacks on U.S. soil, aimed at hitting America hard in the pocketbook.
The terror leader released an audio recording on Thursday, saying America’s hardly a “mythical power” and that Islamic holy warriors, or mujahedeen, can surely defeat the nation “on its own soil,” The Associated Press reported.
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He called on al Qaeda militants to set off a number of smaller attacks to “bleed” America’s finances, or go for another “big strike,” like the Sept. 11, 2001, hit. His message: Al Qaeda forces should seek out any action that creates a “state of tension” in America.

The audio was posted on a website that’s frequently used by al Qaeda as a message board, AP said.

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