New statement from al-Qā’idah’s General Command: “The Martyrdom of the Commander Fārūq al-Qaḥṭānī and His Comrades in Konar Province”



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Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and prayers be upon the messenger of mercy for the worlds, our Muhammad and upon his family and all his companions, thereafter:

We offer condolences to ourselves and our Muslim Ummah on the martyrdom of a group of its mujahidin heroes who we loved and who fought the crusaders in the Muslim land of Afghanistan, and at the head of this beloved group was Sheikh and leader Faruq al Qahtani al Qatari – may Allah accept him – and who was a leader of a military brigade spread out in the Nuristan and Kunar provinces, and who had set an example with his mujahidin brothers for fighting and patience and steadfastness and spiting America and its allies, where they participated with their mujahidin brothers from the Islamic Emirate during several years in cleansing these two states from the crusaders’ abomination after several battles which Allah wrote victory for His soldiers.

The Americans tried to target brother Faruq several times and Allah saved him, but this time they were intent on killing him and his wife and his sons and his supporters – may Allah have mercy on them all – to add to that a new crime in the series of their ugly crimes which extends to Muslims’ countries. And America continues carrying the banner of war on the Muslims, and its crimes in Afghanistan have not stopped for two decades. As for Iraq, America is locked in a war of extermination against the people of the Sunnah in its allying with the Rawafidh in calling for fighting the al Badri organisation.

And in ash Sham, America strikes the leadership and soldiers of the jihadists’ organisations while the Syrian regime allows complete freedom in striking the Syrian people with cooperation with Russia and its allies in calling for fighting terrorism. And in Burma we see their repeated visits and their generous continued support with billons of dollars used by the Budhists in their extermination of the Muslim poeple. And in Gaza and Libya and Somalia and Yemen and Mali, their strikes continue against the Muslims via their war planes.

Verily we offer our condolences to our Ummah in the martyrdom of this blessed group which we console its people who Allah said to them: (Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah and among them is he who has fulfilled his promise, and among them is he who await, and they did not alter their promise with any alteration) And at the same time we congratulate them with what Allah wrote among the great victories at the hands of the mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, and its latest operation one of the heroes of the Islamic State carried out in the exercise hall of the crusaders’ forces in the middle of Bagram’s base, and Allah the beloved approved: (And do not weaken in pursuit of the enemy. If you are suffering, so are they suffering just as you are suffering, but you expect from Allah that which they expect not, and Allah is ever Knowing and Wise)

al Qa’ida Organisation – General Leadership
Safar 1438 H | November 2016 M