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Egypt based terror group aims to fulfill Bin Laden's oath

December 23, 2011 - Cairo

A new Egypt-based terror group has announced itself online with the aim of "fulfilling the oath" of Osama bin Laden, according to jihadi monitors.

The group, which calls itself Ansar al Jihad in the Sinai Peninsula, posted its version of a mission statement in online jihadist web forums Tuesday, the SITE Intelligence Group said.

"With this message we send you the good tidings of the birth of the group 'Ansar al-Jihad in the Sinai Peninsula,' and we pledge unto Allah the Great and Almighty to do our best to fight the corrupt regime and its henchmen among the Jews, the Americans, and those around them," ABC News quoted the statement, as saying.

The "regime" the group refers to may be the transitional military government in Egypt.

The group pledged an oath to Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader who was killed in May in a special operation in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEALs, and said that America "nor those who live in America will ever enjoy security as long as we don't live it in reality in Palestine..."

Ansar al Jihad in the Sinai Peninsula reportedly called America the "great enemy of Islam" and blamed Egypt's former president, Hosni Mubarak, for the Egyptian people's suffering.


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