Thursday, January 06, 2011

IN PICTURES: Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula: Part 2

AQAP leaders with one major omission: the group's amir (senior leader), Nasir "Abu Basir" al-Wihayshi (also transliterated as "al-Wahayshi" & "al-Wuhayshi"). Pictured from left: Fahd al-Qus'o (al-Quso), a wanted suspect in the 2000 attack on the USS Cole destroyer in the port of Aden; senior military commander Qasim al-Raymi (sometimes transliterated as "al-Rimi"), also known as Abu Hurayrah al-San'ani; field commander and former Guantanamo Bay inmate 'Uthman al-Ghamdi; and the radical American Muslim preacher Anwar al-'Awlaqi (also transliterated as "al-'Awlaki" & "al-'Aulaqi").

Part 2 of "In Pictures: Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula" (AQAP; Qaeda, Qaida)

See Part 1 HERE.

Poster featuring the AQAP "martyrs" highlighted in a video produced by the group's media wing, the Al-Malahem (Epics) Media Foundation, and released on July 21, 2010.

Anwar al-'Awlaqi in Russian

Anwar al-'Awlaqi

Highlighting AQAP attacks on Yemeni government targets in the province of Abyan

"In the Yemen of Faith...We are deterring aggression"...Pictured at the top right is AQAP amir Nasir al-Wihayshi

'Abdullah Hasan al-'Asiri, the young Saudi who attempted to assassinate the Saudi deputy minister of the interior, Prince Muhammad bin Nayyif, in August 2009.

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