Al Qaeda's 'deathly fear' from US forces reflected in new book: Experts

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Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new book published by the Al Queda reveals that the terror organization is under immense pressure from the US-driven war on terror in Pakistan.

Written by a senior Al Qaeda commander, Abu Yahya Al-Libi, the "Guide to the Laws Regarding Muslim Spies" was recently posted on jihadist Web sites.

The 150-page book also features an introduction by Al Oaeda's No. , Ayman Al-Zawahri.

The book accuses some in Al Qaeda's ranks of being spies who provide intelligence, including information about Al Qaeda camps and safehouses, to U.S. forces, Fox News reports.

"It would be no exaggeration to say that the first line in the raging Crusader campaign waged by America and its allies against the Muslims and their lands is the network of spies, of various and sundry sorts and kinds," says the book, translated by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI

Terror experts have termed the book unique in its weak and worried tone.

"I haven't ever seen this kind of language from senior Al Qaeda commanders before. In general, Al Qaeda speaks in a very triumphant tone, but in the new book Al-Libi speaks of the group's dire straits and serious problems," said Daniel Lev, who works for MEMRI.

"Such an admission of distress on the part of a senior Al Qaeda commander makes this a very unique book in terms of the author."

Military analyst Tom McInerny said the book is a "gold mine" that attests to the success of the Predator strikes that are decimating Al Qaeda's ranks in Pakistan.

"They are in deathly fear of airpower. Whether it's unmanned drones or whether it's fighters or bombers using precision weapons, they are deathly afraid," said McInerny, a retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force.

Lev said that the group's suspicions could be used as an excuse to conduct a purge, which could further harm the Al Qaeda's stature in Pakistan.

"That can be the beginning of the end," he said. (ANI)

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