April 30, 2010
The new al Qaeda video of accused bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab at a desert training camp included footage that had been released previously, in January, 2009, according to a frame by frame analysis by terrorism expert Evan Kohlman of Flashpoint Global Partners.
The al Qaeda propaganda video was provided to a Yemeni journalist working for ABC News earlier in the week.
While the scenes of Abdulmutallab holding a weapon and speaking had not been previously made public, the footage of al Qaeda fighters firing weapons at targets including a Jewish star and the British Union Jack was included in an al Qaeda propaganda tape made public in January, 2009, according to Kohlman’s analysis.
Kohlman found a “precisely matching pattern of bullet holes” in the targets.
This article was posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 at 5:04 am