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Senior al Qaeda leaders reportedly released from custody in Iran
Long War Journal ^ | September 18, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn

Posted on 09/19/2015 6:17:47 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

In recent days, pro-al Qaeda jihadists claimed to confirm a recent news report saying that several senior al Qaeda leaders have been released from Iranian custody. Sky News reported earlier this week that five veteran jihadists were released in exchange for an Iranian diplomat who had been kidnapped in Yemen. Several jihadists on Twitter who are connected to al Qaeda have said the report is accurate. One of them is known as “Al Siyasi al Mutaqa’id,” who has relayed accurate information on al Qaeda in the past.

The five jihadists who were reportedly freed are: Saif al Adel, Abu Mohammed al Masri, Abu Khayr al Masri, Khalid al Aruri and Sari Shihab. The first three are well-known senior al Qaeda leaders who have served in elite management and advisory positions within the group. In addition, Saif al Adel and Abu Mohammed al Masri have long been wanted for their role in the August 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Al Aruri was a senior lieutenant to Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the founder of al Qaeda in Iraq.

It appears that al Qaeda has been preparing to reintroduce Saif al Adel as a prominent figure. . .

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1 posted on 09/19/2015 6:17:47 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Sky News story:

http://news.sky.com/story/1552303/terror-fears-as-iran-frees-al-qaeda-membershttp://news.sky.com/story/1552303/terror-fears-as-iran-frees-al-qaeda-members


2 posted on 09/19/2015 6:20:04 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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3 posted on 09/19/2015 6:22:17 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Any word on the four Americans they are holding?


4 posted on 09/19/2015 6:22:38 PM PDT by null and void (Liberals: 2002, Bring the war home!/2015, bring 100,000 musim 'refugees' here NOW!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Better link:

http://news.sky.com/story/1552303/terror-fears-as-iran-frees-al-qaeda-members


5 posted on 09/19/2015 6:22:53 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I would bet that Obama is interceding for the Al qaida people as they are Sunni and hated by Iranian shia -

O will stick up for sunni terrorists but not lift one damn finger for Christians.


6 posted on 09/19/2015 6:23:51 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Brad from Tennessee

7 posted on 09/19/2015 6:28:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: shalom aleichem

I cant wait to see the new polls after the debate. Hope Trump is higher and winning head on with dems.

funny thing is, biden does best against him, because for some INSANE reason, people think he is an elder statesman, and not just a pervert.


8 posted on 09/19/2015 6:29:41 PM PDT by dp0622
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Part of Obamas side deal?


9 posted on 09/19/2015 6:33:39 PM PDT by digger48 (ars)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Speaking of Saif al Adel:

Defector says Iran involved in 9/11
Jerusalem Post ^ | January 24, 2004`

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1064600/posts


10 posted on 09/19/2015 7:46:13 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Al Aruri was a senior lieutenant to Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the founder of al Qaeda in Iraq. [...and ISIS]


11 posted on 09/19/2015 7:47:26 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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four different spellings of the hizzies -- Iran's proxies in Arab countries for over thirty years -- sorted, duplicates out, possibly a few bonus topics:
12 posted on 09/20/2015 9:12:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

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I know, we'll hit Iran with sanctions! How the mullahs must love making fools of the US week after week.

13 posted on 09/20/2015 12:13:01 PM PDT by SJackson (Everybody has a plan until they get hit. Mike Tyson)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Speaking of Abu Khalid al Suri....
one of his underlings visited Washington:

Syrian rebel whose group is linked to al Qaida visited U.S., mclatchy dc ^ | May 21, 2016 | Hannah Allam


14 posted on 09/18/2016 9:13:53 PM PDT by piasa
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