Osama's #2 Reaches Out to Hamas
by Jonathan Schanzer • Jun 25, 2007 at 2:47 pm • updated Jun 25, 2007 at 2:50 pm
Al-Jazeera's website today ran this story about a new audio tape by al-Qaeda's number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, lending support to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Osama bin Laden's deputy stated in the 25-minute recording, "We tell our mujahidin brothers in the Hamas movement that we and all the Islamic nation stand by your side."
Military analysts have raised the prospect of al-Qaeda activity in Gaza in recent months. Could this be an indication of future cooperation in Hamastan?
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