AQAP Releases Issues VIII and IX of Its English-Language Magazine ‘Inspire’, Calling for Lone-Wolf Jihad Attacks Targeting ‘Populations’; Permitting Chemical and Biological Weapons

May 7, 2012

Introduction

On May 2, 2012, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released Issues VIII (Fall 2011, 63 pp) and IX, (Winter 2012, 62 pp) of its English-language online magazine Inspire on the main jihadi forums Shumoukh Al-Islam and Al-Fida’. These issues are dedicated to U.S.-born Al-Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki and to his protégée and fellow American jihadi Samir Khan (killed September 2011 in Yemen in a U.S. drone strike), including writings and statements by them and by others about them.

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