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January 18, 2009

Report: 40 Al Qaeda Fighters Killed By The Plague And...Well Actually It Was The Plague Believe It Or Not

A medieval way to die for a bunch of medieval barbarians. Sounds about right.

At least 40 al-Qaeda fanatics died horribly after being struck down with the disease that devastated Europe in the Middle Ages.

...The victim was a terrorist in AQLIM (al-Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb), the largest and most powerful al-Qaeda group outside the Middle East.

It trains Muslim fighters to kill British and US troops.

Now al-Qaeda chiefs fear the plague has been passed to other terror cells — or Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

...The extremists supporting madman Osama bin Laden went to Bejaia and Jijel provinces — hoping the plague did not go with them.

A source said: “The emirs (leaders) fear surviving terrorists will surrender to escape a horrible death.”

AQLIM boss Droudkal claims to command around 1,000 insurgents. Training camps are also based in Morocco, Tunisia and Nigeria.

One can hope this is a naturally occurring outbreak and not some sort of attempt to create a bio-weapon (even one as simple as sending infected member abroad) gone wrong.

Thanks to Mrs. Dang in the AFC thread for the heads up.

Of course when I hear plague, this is the first thing I think of...


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