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NBC: Al-Qaida message aids Iraq

Terrorist network offers information on defeating U.S. forces. NBC News has obtained a copy of a message from the al-Qaida terrorist network to Muslims in Iraq, a message that is, in effect, a military playbook on how to defeat Americans. THE MESSAGE obtained by NBC News is in Arabic, and is addressed to “our brothers in Iraq.” It is written by Saif Al-Adel, the security chief for Osama Bin Laden, said to be the mastermind for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Al-Adel is believed to be the third highest al-Qaida official alive and on the run. Ben Venzke, who tracks terrorism on the Internet, told NBC that the message, posted on the al-Qaida site in the last couple of weeks, reveals how al-Qaida uses the Internet to spread its holy war. “The significance of these documents demonstrates a clear intent by al-Qaida to share knowledge, to help assist and train Arabs fighting in Iraq against Americans,” Venzke said. One particularly chilling image includes a broken American flag, rubble, and an airplane. Full Story

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