October 17, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 4210

American Operative Abu 'Abdallah Al-Muhajir Inaugurates Al-Qaeda Aid Campaign in Somalia

October 17, 2011
Somalia, Africa | Special Dispatch No. 4210

On October 14, 2011, the Somali jihad organization Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, in cooperation with Al-Qaeda, launched a relief campaign named "The Martyr Bin Laden Charitable Campaign to Aid Those Struck by the Drought." The campaign, launched at an inauguration ceremony at the Aal Yasser refugee camp in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, which is controlled by Al-Shabab, consisted of an aid convoy provided by Al-Qaeda, including food, copies of the Koran, and children's clothing, as well as $17,000, which was distributed among the families in the camp. The ceremony was attended by residents of the camp, who were photographed sitting next to the food supplies, as well as by Al-Shabab spokesman 'Ali Mahmoud Rage, who thanked Al-Qaeda's central command, especially its leader, Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Also in attendance was media including Al-Jazeera.


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