Zarqawi pledges allegiance to Osama

Published October 18, 2004

DUBAI, Oct 17: The Tawhid wal Jihad group of Abu Mussab Al Zarqawi, the most wanted man in Iraq, has pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden in a statement posted on Sunday on websites usually used by terrorist organizations.

"We announce that Al Tawhid wal Jihad, its emir (Zarqawi) and soldiers have pledged allegiance to (leader of) mujahideen Osama bin Laden," said the statement.

It was the first such public pledge by the group led by Zarqawi, whom the United States has branded Al Qaeda's chief operative in Iraq. However, the authenticity of the statement could not be verified.-AFP

Opinion

Editorial

Kindness needed
Updated 20 Jun, 2024

Kindness needed

This year’s World Refugee Day theme — solidarity with refugees — includes keeping our borders accessible and addressing the hurdles they face.
Fitch’s budget note
20 Jun, 2024

Fitch’s budget note

PAKISTAN’S ongoing economic crisis is multifaceted. At one end, the government must pursue stabilisation policies...
Cruelty to animals
20 Jun, 2024

Cruelty to animals

TWO recent incidents illustrate the immense cruelty many in this country subject voiceless animals to. In the first...
Price bombs
Updated 18 Jun, 2024

Price bombs

It just wants to take the easy route and enjoy the ride for however long it is in power.
Palestine’s plight
Updated 17 Jun, 2024

Palestine’s plight

While the faithful across the world are celebrating with their families, thousands of Palestinian children have either been orphaned, or themselves been killed by the Israeli aggressors.
Profiting off denied visas
Updated 19 Jun, 2024

Profiting off denied visas

The staggering rejection rates underscore systemic biases in the largely non-transparent visa approval process.