As-Sahab Interview with Abu Dujanah Al-Khorasani
I haven’t watched the video, just took a quick read of the transcript. It is interesting.
A few things stood out. First the initial targeting of the GID handler and then expansion of the operation to target CIA.
This type of target creep is not unusual in AQ-specific operations. But in the broader context of this particular operation I found it very interesting because of the knowledge Dujana had about how he was being handled, and the turnaround time in changing the operational direction of the planned attack against his GID handler and then expanding it to include the CIA–on the basis of Dujana’s knowledge.
While this could lead one to conclude capacity is higher than previously thought, and/or not as damaged by drone campaigns etc, I think at least part of this “capacity” can be attributed to close micromanagement of the attack (and Dujana more generally) by the mini shura he mentions.
I also found interesting Dujana’s mention that information in his possession (presumably on his computer seized by GID) could have compromised mujahideen operations. This points to pre-existing, relatively senior links, which have been alluded to in some OS reporting.
The mention of Louis Attiya Allah, of all people, was also curious.
Finally, interesting, too, that it took Sahab so long to produce this. It is certainly not what it used to be.