In July 2005, the US forces in Iraq intercepted a 6,000-word letter written by Ayman al-Zawahiri to Zarqawi. The letter is reported to be considered as authentic by American intelligence agencies, although there is no independent way of confirming it. Extracts were recently published by the Department of Defence (DoD). The letter describes a strategy of global jihad, but it also sheds light on differences between Al Qaeda’s leadership and Zarqawi regarding some of the methods used in Iraq. Terrorisme.net makes the document available here, exactly as it was published by the DoD.
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