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Osama sets up women squads: report

The Al Qaeda network has set up squads of female suicide bombers who take orders from Osama bin Laden and will target the United States, a newspaper said on Wednesday. The Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat published an e-mail interview with a woman calling herself “Um Osama”, or the mother of Osama, and “leader of the women mujahideen of Al Qaeda”. She told the daily her instructions came from Osama and “brothers in Al Qaeda and the Taliban” via Mullah “Seif Edin”. “We communicate mainly via internet,” she added. The women bombers include Afghans, Arabs, Chechens and others nationalities “who are present in all the countries of the world. “We are preparing for the new strike announced by our leaders and I declare that it will make America forget … the Sept 11 attacks in 2001,” Um Osama said. “The idea of women kamikazes came from the success of martyr operations carried out by young Palestinian women in the occupied territories. “Our organization is open to all Muslim women wanting to serve the (Islamic) nation … particularly in this very critical phase,” as the United States moves towards an invasion of Iraq. Full Story

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