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Al-Qaeda Media Committee

Part of Al-Qaeda
Details
Center of GravityPakistan
Area of OperationAfghanistan, United Kingdom
Former leaderKhalid Shaikh Mohammed2
Key membersAbu Musab Reuter, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableIn the early 1990s, this committee produced a publication called "Nashrat al Akhbar" -- the Newscast, in the Hyatabad neighborhood of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed took over leadership of this committee during the planning of the Sept. 11 attacks, starting around 1999.

It is unclear if al-Qaeda's committee structure holds any relevance any longer, given the dispersion of group members and restrictions on travel since 2001.1
 
 
Sources
1Jamal al-Fadl testimony, United States vs. Osama bin Laden et al, trial transcript, Day 2, Feb. 6, 2001.
2The 9-11 Commission Report. July 22, 2004. Chapter 5.1.
 
 
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