- Timeline of Communications from Mustafa Abu al-Yazid
Mustafa Abu al-Yazid’s first appearance in an al-Qaeda video came on May 25, 2007, when as-Sahab released a 42:24 minute video interview with him. The video displayed Yazid seated alone, with an off-camera interviewer. Interview questions touched upon a variety of topics concerning the state of jihad and issues such as the row between Hamas and al-Qaeda over the Palestinian; the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya in Egypt; the perception of al-Qaeda as a weakened organization post-September 11th; the arrest of Yazid’s predecessor Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi in Turkey; and the importance of unity for the mujahideen.
- Yazid Urges Support of Jihad, Claims India Attack for al-Qaeda in Kashmir
Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a posthumous audio from Mustafa Abu al-Yazid urging support of jihad and claiming that the bombing in Pune, India, on February 13, 2010, was carried out by al-Qaeda in Kashmir. He added that Ilyas Kashmiri leads that group. The audio was released in a 26 minute, 17 second video, and is titled, “He Who Equipped a Raider, Raided.”
- Al-Qaeda Video Commemorates 7th Anniversary of 9/11
Every year since the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, as-Sahab, al-Qaeda's media wing, has produced a video celebrating the anniversary of the attacks. This year's video, entitled "Results of 7 Years of the Crusades", commemorates the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks- excerpts of which were broadcast by al-Jazeera on September 8.