We have same goal and vision of Taliban and Al Qaeda, Jihadist leader says
By Nasser Arrabyee/10/04/2011
The head of the Jihadists in Ja’ar, identified himself only as Abu Basir, said his group has the same vision the same fate of Al Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan.
Earlier in the month, the same group declared the province of Abyan as in Islamic Emirate after they controlled the district of Ja’ar.
“We have the same vision, the same goal, and the same fate of Taliban and Al Qaeda, but we are not linked with them organizationally,” Abu Basir told the Yemeni local journalist Abdul Khalek Al Hood.
The journalist who met Abu Basir on Saturday, said the men and women in Ja’ar wear almost the same clothes as the Afghan people.
Abu Basir denied that his group was behind the bombing of the ammunition factory in Al Husn area in Ja’ar late last month. About 150 people were killed when the 6 October factory of ammunition in Al Husn area in Ja’ar district in Abyan province, exploded allegedly because of remnant of a cigarette.
The local people were looting the factory after the Al Qaeda militants controlled the area.
Abu Basir also said that he and his group are ready to follow the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh if he rules with Shariah, the Islamic law, according to their interpretation. The full interview was published in Arabic in Mareb press website.