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AQAP leader urges militants to fight to last breath
[Yemen Post] In a statement posted on the jihadists' websites, al-Qaeda leader in the Arabian Peninsula Abu Baseer Nasser al-Wahishi urged the snuffies fighting the Yemeni army in southern Yemen to fight until the last breath, saying death is inevitable.
That's a comforting message...
"Death is inevitable and we all are going to die even if we don't want that. Hence, choose how you will die and opt for martyrdom," he said.
"You won't accomplish anything, but you'll be dead, so it won't matter, will it?"
Al-Wahishi linked the blood and the sacrifices with victory and defeating enemies, citing an Islamic holy man who said Islam is a tree that doesn't live except on blood. "Because this religion is precious it requires the blood of deaders," he said.

He said the war that President Hadi is waging against Ansar al-Sharia
...a Yemeni Islamist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends...
, al-Qaeda offshoot in Yemen, in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
is not in his nation's, nor in his people's favor.

His comments were largely perceived by many analysts as an admission of defeat in the southern war-torn province of Abyan.

...back at the hoedown, Bob finally got to dance with Sally...
the Yemeni army assisted by tribal militias were reported to have been deployed today around Ja'ar, al-Qaeda stronghold and the second biggest town in Abyan, as they prepare to launch a comprehensive military campaign to storm the town and drive the snuffies out.

In the past couple of weeks, the army troops delivered painful strikes against the hard boyz and managed to kicked them out of some towns in Abyan. Dozens of snuffies were reportedly killed since the latest expansion of military operations.
Posted by:Fred

#3  His comments were largely perceived by many analysts as an admission of defeat in the southern war-torn province of Abyan.

Yeah, them "analysts" are wicked schmart...
Posted by: tu3031   2012-05-21 14:41  

#2  It appears that AQAP is getting a hammering. Not the words of military leader in a winning position, more the last words of a leader cowering in a bunker.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2012-05-21 08:57  

#1  Looks like somebody is hoping the Yemeni Army will find itself suddenly outflanked iff new "Core" AQ#1 Ayman's call for overthrow of the Saudi ruling family proves successful???

And lets not fergit about Jordan also being under pressure.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2012-05-21 02:07