Saturday, February 14, 2009

Brigade 055

Al Qaeda has reorganized its notorious paramilitary formations that were devastated during the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002. Al Qaeda has reestablished the predominantly Arab and Asian paramilitary formation that was formerly known as Brigade 055 into a larger, more effective fighting unit known as the Lashkar al Zil, or Shadow Army, a senior US intelligence official told The Long War Journal.

More on al Qaeda's Shadow Army at The Long War Journal.

The Taliban and al Qaeda working closely together is never a good thing. However, it's worth noting how terribly Muslim militants have been punished when perpetrating large company sized attacks on NATO forces.

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