Article In Magazine Published By Al-Qaeda's Nigerian Affiliate Rejects Allegations Of Al-Qaeda-Iran Collaboration, Claims Sayf Al-'Adl Is Free Outside Of Iran

July 5, 2022

The second issue of the Arabic-language magazine Sawt Al-Qara'a Al-Samra'a (The Voice of the Black Continent), which was published by Al-Qaeda's Nigerian affiliate, Jama'at Ansar al-Muslimeen fi Bilad Al-Sudan (Ansaru), on June 30, 2022, contains an article titled "The Truth about the Alliance between the Al-Qaeda Organization and the Regime of the Mullahs in Iran." Rejecting allegations by Al-Qaeda rivals that the jihadi organization collaborates with Iran and that some of its senior leaders are based there and act according to the regime's dictates, the five-page piece claims that Al-Qaeda has never cooperated with the Iranian government and has always been in a state of hostility toward the "regime of the mullahs." The article was previously published in three parts during April-May 2020 by Syria-based Al-Qaeda supporters Shibl Osama and Awwab Al-Janoubi, and seems to have been lightly edited by the magazine.

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