Friday, November 9, 2007

US embassy at Corinthia ‘open for business’ despite terror threats

by Matthew Vella from Malta Today (Malta)

Deputy chief of mission Jason Davis said the US embassy would continue to work with the Libyan government on countering any security threats, after Zawahiri announced a new Libyan arm of Al Qaeda and called for the overthrow of the leaders of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco over their support for Washington’s so-called war on terror ... Zawahiri also called for attacks on French and Spanish interests across North Africa, singling out the leaders Mohammed Ghaddafi, Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. Zawahiri said that a Libyan Islamist group had joined the network, the second in north Africa after Algeria’s Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat. “The esteemed leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group have announced their allegiance to the Al-Qaeda network,” he said.

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