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Periodical Review October 2010 – No. 1

This report summarizes the most prominent events brought up on the Jihadi online forums in the second half of September 2010. Following are the main issues raised in this report:

• Audio publications by Osama bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri and Adam Yahiye Gadahn – all dealing with the major floods in Pakistan.
• Calls to donate money to the Mujahideen continue.
• Following the numerous aerial attacks by unmanned airplanes, surfers offer solutions to the problem.
• Issue no. 52 of the Jihadi “Al-Somood” magazine.
• Al-Qaeda’s Operations Commander in Afghanistan–Pakistan, the replacement for Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid, has been killed.
• Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid’s son, who like his father was linked to the organization’s financial mechanism, was killed in the attacks.
• Reports stating Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Saif Al-Adel and other Al-Qaeda leaders, were released from Iran and have reached Afghanistan.
• Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb publishes photographs of the French hostages.
• The Jordanians have again arrested Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi.
• A surfer on a Jihadi forum calls on the Muslims to take the initiative and carry out individual terrorist attacks in the West.

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