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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG Joins Al qaeda

There is apparaently a new al Qaeda Franchise in Libya.

Ayman al-Zawahiri
  • On November 3, 2007, a new video from al-Qaeda media production house as-Sahab was circulated on jihadi forums.
  • Entitled “Unity of the Ranks,” the video featured senior al-Qaeda leaders Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu Laith al-Libi.
  • This video marked the announcement of the long anticipated merger between al-Qaeda and al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya al-Muqatila (The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG).

Source: Jamestown Foundation

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