NOTE: ‘Aṭīyyah ‘Abd al-Raḥman is a senior leader in al-Qā’idah who according to the United States State Department is based in Iran. He is also purported to be the writer of a letter to Abū Muṣ’ab al-Zarqāwī on December 11, 2005, which warned al-Zarqawi:
He risked removal as al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq if he continued to alienate Sunni tribal and religious leaders and rival insurgent groups.
Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman Atiyyah Allah al-Libi — Responses to the Ruling on Leaving for Battle and the Precondition of Takfir
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