Mideast Al Qaida Syria Iraq

October 13, 2012 - 9:34 AM
FILE - This image from video AP obtained Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, from the SITE Intel Group, an American private terrorist threat analysis company, has been authenticated based on details in it, shows al-Qaida's leader Ayman al-Zawahri in a web posting by al-Qaida's media arm, as-Sahab, calling on Muslims across the Arab world and beyond to support rebels in Syria who are seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad. In an audio message released by As-Sahab and posted on militant websites early Saturday, October 12, 2012, al-Zawahri claimed Washington allowed the production of a film that insulted Islam's Prophet Muhammad under the pretext of freedom of expression, and urged Muslims to wage holy war against the United States and Israel. (AP Photo/SITE Intel Group, File)