Saturday, December 31, 2011

Al Qaeda Beach-Head In Libya?

Source: Al Qaeda Leader Sends Veteran Jihadists To Establish Presence In Libya -- CNN

Al Qaeda's leadership has sent experienced jihadists to Libya in an effort to build a fighting force there, according to a Libyan source briefed by Western counter-terrorism officials.

The jihadists include one veteran fighter who had been detained in Britain on suspicion of terrorism. The source describes him as committed to al Qaeda's global cause and to attacking U.S. interests.

The source told CNN that the al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, personally dispatched the former British detainee to Libya earlier this year as the Gadhafi regime lost control of large swathes of the country.

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Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

My Comment: Libya is disorganized and dysfunctional .... but an Al Qaeda cell planning and growing in the countryside .... hmmmm .... I have my doubts that it will amount to anything.

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