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February 9, 2012 3:18 pm

Al-Qaeda Gets a New Friend

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Al-Qaeda head Ayman al Zawahiri. Photo: YouTube.

VOA – Al-Qaida’s leader says the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab has joined the terrorist network.

An Internet monitoring service said Thursday that al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri delivered the news in a video message.

According to the SITE Intelligence Group, al-Zawahiri gave “glad tidings” in his remarks, and announced al-Shabab has joined al-Qaida’s jihadist movement against what he called the “Zionist-Crusader campaign.”

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