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December 31, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 4401

Invited By Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula To Visit Strongholds, Two Yemeni Journalists Write About Their Experiences With Security, The Court System, and AQAP's Social Activities; "It Was the Suicide Missions That Terrified Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan"

December 31, 2011
Special Dispatch No. 4401

Two Yemeni journalists, Abdel Razaq Al-Jamal and Amjad Khashafa, who visited AQAP strongholds at the group's invitation, have written about their experiences.

In an article titled "Two Weeks Hosted by AQAP," published September 28, 2011 by the Yemeni newspaper Al-Wasat, Al-Jamal noted that he had decided to "take the risk" and accept AQAP's invitation to visit because he was convinced that "what's been written and said on the media about the group differ from what's on the ground." ...

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