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New Sayf al-Adl letters

Folks Sayf al-Adl has released another five letters, via Abu al-Walid al-Masri’s website. They make for fascinating reading. And combined with other publications and machinations they show that there is some serious consolidation of thought going on that I think will see a strategic recalibration of al Qaeda’s focus. In fact, I suspect we’ve already begun to see a part of this. The big question, as per usual, is whether bin Laden takes this advice or charts his own course. I’ll try to post some more thoughts about this but it won’t be for a while. So much for the sabbatical.I knew something would come out that would get me blogging again. Always the way.

More later, hopefully. In the meantime I went of a bit of a tweeting bender and so you can find more there. It’s not well marked. I got a bit excited and just typed stream of consciousness. Sorry bout that.

FYI the link for the letters on Abu al-Walid al-Masri’s website can be found here.

For those who are not regular readers, Sayf al-Adl is a senior military figure in al-Qaeda, believed by some to be its military commander. This is the second series of five letters he has released since November last year.

  1. 03/26/2011 at 5:40 pm

    Hi Leah

    there is some questions:

    1- how did you know that ABER SABIL is Sayf-aladl?
    2- you wrote on twitter that the son of sayf began writing, are you sure about it or you just guess?


    • Leah Farrall, Australia
      04/18/2011 at 10:08 pm

      Hi, I’ll send you a reply via email.

  2. Vahid Brown
    04/04/2011 at 1:59 am

    Hi Leah,

    I posted on the letters and their significance over at Jihadica in February. See here: http://www.jihadica.com/al-qa%E2%80%99ida-revisions-the-five-letters-of-sayf-al-%E2%80%98adl/

    • Leah Farrall, Australia
      04/18/2011 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks Vahid!

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