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  11/19/2013, Kislev 16, 5774

Al Qaeda Commander Clarifies: American Civilians Fair Game

A senior Al Qaeda commander has sought to clarify a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling) by Al Qaeda head Ayman Al-Zawahiri, in which he urged jihadi groups to avoid targeting civilians. Speaking to Al-Wasat newspaper,

Nasr Al-Aanisi, a commander of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), explained that Al-Zawahiri was only referring to "operations" in Muslim countries - and that American civilians are still fair game.