Yemeni al-Qaida posts new issue of online magazine

March 1, 2013 - 11:30 AM

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula — considered to be the terror network's most dangerous branch — is urging for holy war in a new edition of its online English-language magazine.

The edition appeared on militant websites Thursday after an almost nine month interval.

The magazine's former editor, American Samir Khan, was killed in a U.S. drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen, together with the U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

The magazine's new editor, Yahia Ibrahim, praised the two slain al-Qaida figures as a "team whose martyrdom inspires" others.

The new edition includes excerpts from an interview with al-Qaida's American spokesman, Adam Gadahn, who uses the name "Azzam the American."

He urges militants to continue fighting America and other NATO members to destroy them economically and militarily.