Jan 9 2010
The Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan said all jihadists must attack U.S. targets to revenge the killing of the Pakistani Taliban leader, according to a video that appeared posthumously on al-Jazeera.
Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi appeared next to the new leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsoud, and explained how the “emigrants” — Muslim jihadists from abroad — were given shelter by the Pakistani Taliban and so should exact revenge for U.S. attacks.
In August, Baitullah Mehsoud, the supreme commander of the Pakistani Taliban was killed by a CIA missile strike. “We will never forget the blood of our emir Baitullah Mehsoud, We will always demand revenge for him inside America and outside,” he said, addressing the “enemies of God” and Jordanian intelligence. “It is an obligation of the emigrants who were welcomed by the emir.”
The IntelCenter, a U.S.-based group monitoring extremist sites, said the video was released by the Pakistani branch of the Taliban.
Jordanian intelligence officials have said they believed the devout 32-year-old doctor had been persuaded to support U.S. efforts against al-Qaida in Afghanistan. They say al-Balawi was recruited to help capture or kill Ayman al-Zawahri, a doctor from Egypt who is bin Laden’s right-hand man, according to a counterterrorism official based in the Middle East.
Pakistani Taliban recently claimed they have sent thousands of fighters to help their brethren in Afghanistan battle the surging number of U.S. and NATO troopS. NY POST
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