Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri mourned slain officials Abu Umar Khalil (AKA Khalil al-Madani) and Abu Dujana al-Pasha (AKA Muhammad Mahmood al-Bahteeti), in an audio speech, and also revealed that Khalid Sheikh Muhammad founded the group’s media wing, as-Sahab.
Al-Qaeda issued a warning to the U.S. and Pakistan over Pakistani authorities arresting and detaining the families of three slain officials on alleged orders from American intelligence.
Seven months after advertising its coming release, al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Foundation published the first issue of its new English magazine, “Resurgence,” featuring articles exploring ways to harm Western economies.
Al-Qaeda official Muhammad bin Mahmoud Rabie al-Bahtiyti (AKA Abu Dujana al-Basha) issued an audio speech warning Muslims against following the Islamic State (IS) and urging fighters in Syria to “rescue the ship of jihad, and reach it before it deviates from its course and settles on the path of the people of desires”.
Al-Qaeda official Muhammad bin Mahmoud Rabie al-Bahtiyti (AKA Abu Dujana al-Basha) urged Muslims to support Palestinians in Gaza by targeting American and Jewish interests and fighting the “apostate” rulers that support Israel.
Al-Qaeda official Muhammad bin Mahmoud Rabie al-Bahtiyti (AKA Abu Dujana al-Basha) urged Muslims in Egypt to demand Shariah-based governance and do jihad for its establishment, and "educate" the people about justification for this action.