October 19, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 4217

In New Video, Abu Yahya Al-Libi Urges Algerians To Join The Mujahideen In Fighting France's Helpers In Algeria And To Expel Their Corrupt Regime

October 19, 2011
Special Dispatch No. 4217

On October 17, 2011, the Al-Qaeda media company Al-Sahab posted a 28-minute video message by Abu Yahya Al-Libi, titled "Algeria and the Battle of Patience." In the message, Al-Libi speaks about France's continued efforts to maintain its grip on Algeria, from its colonization of the country to date. He claims that it is the mujahideen in Algeria [i.e. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)] that are fighting for the welfare of their fellow Algerians in order to bring an end to France's control in the country, which he says is a proxy control via France's aides and co-conspirators operating in Algeria. Al-Libi urges Algerians to follow in the footsteps of the rebels in Libya and Tunisia, who were able to bring about a change in their country. He also urges AQIM to remain steadfast in its fight against the Algerian regime, while reminding the mujahideen that the branches of their jihad tree have spread past the Sahara and to Nigeria....

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