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Zawahiri urges Afghans to rise against ‘Crusader pigs’

By AFP WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri urged Afghans in audio message Wednesday to rise up against “Crusader pigs” after US Marines were shown in an internet video urinating on the corpses of Taliban militants. The message, which the US-based SITE Intelligence Group said was posted on extremist forums, keyed on a series of scandals in …


Military court acquits Zawahri brother in new trial

By Samer al-Atrush / AFP CAIRO: An Egyptian military court on Monday acquitted Mohamed Al-Zawahri, the brother of Al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman, overturning a death sentence in a new trial, his lawyer and his son told AFP. The court also acquitted Mohamed Islambouli, whose Islamist brother Khaled assassinated president Anwar Sadat in 1981, they said. They had …


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