Apr 17, 2014

Video Shows Large Al-Qaeda Meeting In Yemen

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on a supposed meeting of scores of Al-Qaeda leaders, which was filmed and posted on YouTube.

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Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen (CNN, Apr 15, 2014)

"A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.

U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.

In the middle of the clip, the man known as al Qaeda's crown prince, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has said he wants to attack the United States. But in the video, he looks unconcerned that he could be hit by an American drone.

The video started appearing on jihadist websites recently, drawing the attention of U.S. officials and global terrorism experts. U.S. officials say they believe it's authentic.

"This is quite an extraordinary video," Paul Cruickshank, CNN terrorism analyst, said..."

Islamofascist Militants Attack Hospital At Yemen's Defense Ministry - Killing At Least 52 (YT, Dec 5, 2013)

Yemen Facing Water Shortage Crisis (YT, Aug 22, 2013)

Ethiopian Migrants Tell Of Torture And Rape In Yemen (YT, Jul 18, 2013)

Saudi Arabia Builds Giant Yemen Border Fence (YT, Apr 9, 2013)

Amnesty Details 'Horrific Abuses' In Southern Yemen (YT, Dec 4, 2012)

Triple Agent Storm (YT, Oct 25, 2012)

Yemen - A Nation In Crisis (YT, May 25, 2012)

De Facto Government (YT, May 12, 2012)

Yemen's Malnourished Children (YT, Feb 28, 2012)

It's Getting Very Bad (In Yemen) (YT, Oct 16, 2011)

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