A message posted to a leading al-Qaeda-frequented Jihadist message board on February 15, 2005, explains how to manufacture ?an explosive material, ingredients of which can easily be obtained.? The message advises that by properly mixing powdered sugar and a readily available tree fertilizer (the latter ?still available on the market in Palestine?), one obtains a material that is ?now ready to be detonated? (either by an igniting fuse or with a detonator).
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.