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Qaedat al-Jihad

This article is about the al-Qaeda branch. For the Indonesian militant group, see Tanzim Qaedat al-Jihad.

Qaedat al-Jihad (Arabic: Bases of Jihad) is a term used for a branch of al-Qaeda responsible for issuing press statements.

Statements were first issued under that name on 9 April 2002.[1]

In 2008, a statement signed by Mustafa Abu al-Yazid claimed that a member of Qaedat al-Jihad was responsible for the 2008 Danish embassy bombing in Islamabad.[2]

Qaedat Al-Jihad has also claimed responsibility for the July 18, 2012 bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria which claimed the lives of five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian citizen. [3]


  1. ^ Reuven Paz Qaedat Al-Jihad: New Name on the Road to Palestine PolicyWatch #623. 6 May 2002.
  2. ^ 'Al-Qaeda' claims embassy blast Al Jazeera. 5 Jun 2008.
  3. ^ [1] Y Net News. 21 Jul 2012.