July 8, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 3984

AQIM Swears Allegiance To New Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri

July 8, 2011
Special Dispatch No. 3984

On July 7, 2011, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), via its media wing Al-Andalus, released the audio of an interview with Sheikh Abu 'Ubayda Yousef Al-'Annabi, who is a member of AQIM's Shari'a Council. In the interview, Abu 'Ubayda, on behalf of AQIM, swears allegiance to new Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, saying that AQIM is ready for and committed to following the commands of Al-Zawahiri. ...

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