AQAP Releases Issue X Of Its English-Language Magazine 'Inspire,' Calling To Assassinate Top U.S., British, And French Heads Of State And Politicians
No. 5208 - March 1, 2013
On February 28, 2013, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released issue X of its English-language online magazine Inspire on the Al-Fida' jihadi forum. The release comes almost 10 months since AQAP released issues VIII and IX of Inspire on May 2, 2012. The current issue (Spring 2013, 60pp) includes excerpts of an exclusive interview with American-born Al-Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn, in which he speaks about the Arab spring, as well as a letter by American jihadi Samir Khan, who was killed in Yemen in September 2011 in a U.S. drone strike. The issue also contains previously released messages from Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri and slain Al-Qaeda commander Abu Yahya Al-Libi.
Additionally, AQAP lists some upcoming productions, including a video titled "Lamenting the Loss of Sheikh 'Adil 'Abbaab," which, based on its title, will confirm Sheikh Al-'Abab's death. The latter was reported killed in a drone strike in Yemen in October 2012.
Also noteworthy in this issue are the two new public keys AQAP provides for secured communication with the group. The issue also features a new segment in its Open Source Jihad (OSJ) section, in which an Al-Qaeda "consultant" answers queries pertaining to lone-wolf attacks.
MEMRI will soon publish a detailed review of issue X of Inspire.
 See MEMRI JTTM report AQAP Releases Issues VIII and IX of Its English-Language Magazine 'Inspire', Calling for Lone-Wolf Jihad Attacks Targeting 'Populations'; Permitting Chemical and Biological Weapons, May 7, 2012.
 See MEMRI JTTM report Senior AQAP Cleric 'Adel Al-'Abab Killed In Drone Strike, October 19, 2012.