– AL QAEDA THREATENS INDIA
Warnings by the Al Qaeda were not new, Indian intelligence officials said Tuesday 02/10/2009, as they began examining a video by the terror group that threatened India with Mumbai Carnage- style strikes if it sought to attack Pakistan.
‘We will examine the video closely as it is in Arabic. But such threats are not new. There have been earlier threats as well but the security regimen which is in place now shows that our forces are on high alert,’ said a top intelligence official who could not be identified because of service protocol.
A video released by Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, said to be the Al Qaeda’s military commander in Afghanistan, warns India that it will have to ‘pay a heavy price’ if it tries to attack Pakistan.
In the video sent to the BBC office in Islamabad, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, whom Pakistan claimed, was killed in clashes with its forces on the border with Afghanistan on Tuesday 08/12/2008 (see – Al-Masri 08.12.08), said – “The Mujahideen will sunder your armies (Indian Army) into the ground, like they did to the Russians in Afghanistan”.
‘The timing of the video itself is very interesting because it comes at a time when USA President Barack Obama has said that Pakistan has to ensure that it does not become a safe haven for terrorists,’ said another intelligence functionary.
On 08/08/2007 Adam Yahiye Gadahn, an American who had risen in the Al Qaeda ranks to become a spokesperson for Al Qaeda, accused India, in a video footage, of killing more than 100,000 Muslims in Kashmir with USA blessings. He proclaimed that the targeting of Tel Aviv, Moscow and Delhi was its legitimate right.
In the past years Al Qaeda threats turned out to be worthless.
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