Skip to comments.Former bin Laden Doctor Reportedly heads al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula
Posted on 09/05/2013 2:33:38 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Egyptian security forces have reportedly arrested a number of jihadists operating in the Sinai Peninsula who are linked to Ramzi Mowafi, a former physician for Osama bin Laden.
Sources have told Egyptian media outlets that Mowafi's group has been responsible for numerous attacks in the Sinai over the past two years. Among those recently arrested are a Yemeni and a Palestinian who were found in the possession of maps and laptops.
In August 2011, Egyptian security officials told CNN that Mowafi, who is also thought to be an explosives expert, was spotted in the Sinai. At the time, Mowafi, born in Egypt in 1952, was said to be providing military training to a number of people in the Sinai.
Mowafi, who is believed to have done chemical weapons work for al Qaeda, was involved in the January 2011 prison break in which former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi escaped along with a number of other senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders."
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“US intelligence officials have previously told The Long War Journal that the group has attempted to coordinate operations with Salafi jihadist groups in the Gaza Strip. According to the Wall Street Journal, it was Ansar al Jihad in the Sinai Peninsula’s declaration of allegiance to al Qaeda that increased US interest in the activities of Salafi jihadist groups in the Sinai.”
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“AP confirms former bin Laden doctor leading jihadists in Sinai”
By DAVID BARNETT
September 3, 2013 2:44 PM
SNIPPET: “An Egyptian doctor once close to Osama bin Laden is bringing together multiple al-Qaida-inspired militant groups in Egypt’s Sinai to fight the country’s military, as the lawless peninsula emerges as a new theater for jihad, according to Egyptian intelligence and security officials...
...Topping the most wanted list in Sinai is Ramzi Mawafi, a doctor who joined al-Qaida in Afghanistan in the 1990s. Mawafi, 61, escaped from an Egyptian prison in 2011 in a massive jailbreak that also sprung free Morsi and more than a dozen Muslim Brotherhood members during the chaos of the uprising against autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Mawafi is now believed to be in Sinai coordinating among militant groups and helping arrange money and weapons, security officials told The Associated Press.”
SNIPPET: “In addition to elaborating on Mowafi’s role in the Sinai, the AP report confirmed that there has been an influx of foreign jihadists to the Sinai.”
It appears that Egypt has an undocumented worker problem. Soetoro is working at getting them amnesty.
Another Muslim physician “gone wild.” And note his capabilities as a multi-tasker. I mean doesn’t EVERY doctor become an “explosives expert” as a course of study? Guess it is one way to ensure a constant flow of patients...
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