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AL-QAEDA’S YEMEN BOSS LEFT BLUEPRINT FOR JIHAD

August 10, 2013

Fox News on August 9, 2013, published an AP report that a year before he was caught on an intercept discussing the terror plot that prompted this week’s sweeping closure of United States embassies abroad, al-Qaida’s top operative in Yemen laid out his blueprint for how to wage jihad in letters sent to a fellow terrorist. Excerpts below:

In what reads like a lesson plan, Nasser al-Wahishi provides a step-by-step assessment of what worked and what didn’t in Yemen. But in the rare correspondence discovered by the Associated Press, the man at the center of the latest terror threat barely mentions the extremist methods that transformed his organization into al-Qaida’s most dangerous branch.