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Al-Qaeda branch warns Libyan rebels against America

Droukdel, also known as Abu Musab Abdul-Wadud, says America got Col. Qadhafi to give up weapons of mass destruction and Libyan oil so he could stay in power. The statement was posted on Monday on a militant website.

The leader of al—Qaeda’s North Africa branch has urged Libyan rebels not to trust America and the U.S. role in the international coalition bombing Moammar Qadhafi’s forces.

Abdelmalek Droukdel of Al—Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claims the same America now attacking Col. Qadhafi turned a “blind eye” in the past on his crimes against Libyans.

Droukdel, also known as Abu Musab Abdul—Wadud, says America got Col. Qadhafi to give up weapons of mass destruction and Libyan oil so he could stay in power. The statement was posted on Monday on a militant website.

It says “winds of liberation have started blowing in Libya” and urges Tunisians, Egyptians and Algerians to help their Libyan brethren fight Col. Qadhafi.

Al—Qaeda has lobbied for Col. Qadhafi’s overthrow and the establishment of Islamic rule in Libya.

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