AQAP Announces Termination Of Its Online Recruitment Campaign For Security Reasons

March 4, 2013

On March 3, 2013, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) announced that it is discontinuing its “Convoys of Martyrs” campaign for the online recruitment of fighters and suicide bombers. The campaign, launched in June 2012, enabled applicants to contact AQAP using an encryption program and offer themselves as operatives. See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 4780, Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula Expands Call For One-Man Operations Against Western Targets, Translates Article From Last Issue Of English Inspire Magazine Into Arabic, June 8, 2012.


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