Zawahri says Muslims should fight NATO in Libya

April 15, 2011 13:15

DUBAI - Al-Qaida's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri has urged Muslims in North Africa to fight NATO forces in Libya, the SITE Intelligence Group reported on Friday.

The monitoring group said the video message by the group's second in command appeared to have been recorded before NATO and Western forces began military operations to support rebels against Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

"I want to direct the attention of our Muslim brothers in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and the rest of the Muslim countries, that if the Americans and the NATO forces enter Libya then their neighbors in Egypt and Tunisia and Algeria and the rest of the Muslim countries should rise up and fight both the mercenaries of Gaddafi and the rest of NATO," Zawahri said.

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