A discussion amongst members of a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated message board yesterday, August 1, 2005, concerned the presence of American forces in Algeria and North Africa, and their alleged ?maneuvers? with those troops from eight Islamic countries, including Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Mali, and others. The focus was placed on this ?mixed army? vis-ŕ-vis the Muslims, mujahideen, and members of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), as well as the ?disbelievers? from the East.
One author believes that the mujahideen in North Africa are to be the primary targets of the joint forces of the American and Islamic countries, a view that other members concur, alleging that they wish to ?put out Allah?s light by their mouths.? Another member questions aloud what is to be ?towards the infidel forces? in North Africa, to which another states: ?The expected hit is coming soon, Allah willing.?
A full translation of the message postings is provided to our Intel Service members.