Backgrounder:

Mustafa Setmarian Nasar,
aka Abu Musab al Suri

The arrest of Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, aka Abu Musab al Suri, was announced this week. Nasar's capture has been known for months among counterterrorism insiders, but was only officially confirmed this week by Pakistani officials. Al-Suri is best known as a "pen jihadist," a writer of inspirational radical Islamist tracts, but he is also suspected of deep involvement in the London bombings of July 2005 and the Madrid bombing of March 2004.

Video Footage of Jihad Instruction By Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, aka Abu Musab al Suri

The links below provide a general introduction to Nasar. The gallery of images is taken from an al Qaeda-sponsored instructional video series obtained by INTELWIRE in April 2005. The classes, taught by Musab, consisting of approximately 13 hours of jihadist teachings. The classroom depicted in the photos is believed to be located in Afghanistan. The contents of these videos, obtained by INTELWIRE in April 2005, are discussed in general terms in a March 2006 Profile of Nasar by CNN.

Video footage is available for the use of major media outlets only. for details. Be advised that this footage is of a very low technical quality.

Associated Press:

Top al Qaeda idealogue captured

From Evan Kohlmann's Global Terror Alert:

Biography of Naser

English Translation of "Final Message"

Gallery of Images

INTELWIRE.COM
J.M. Berger
05/03/2006
http://www.INTELWIRE.com

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