A former Guantanamo detainee launched a video speech in which he praised the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan and threatened “upcoming” assaults towards America. 

Ibrahim al Qosi, 60, pled responsible in 2010 to offering help for terrorism and al Qaeda in alternate for repatriation in 2012. He began to seem in al Qaeda movies simply three years after his return. 

The latest video, launched Wednesday by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is 20 minutes lengthy and runs pictures of 9/11 alongside footage of the U.S. navy withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Long War Journal reported. 

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Al Qosi congratulates the Taliban for “this magnificent victory and evident conquest that shocked the world.” He additionally names “the Emir of the Faithful” and “Muslims in general.” 

Sudanese Ibrahim al-Qosi, the previous cook dinner of slain Al-Qaeda founder Usama bin Laden, speaks throughout a press convention in Khartoum on July 11, 2012 after he was launch from the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and returned to his native Sudan when Court paperwork in August 2010 confirmed that his 14-year sentence could be suspended. Qosi had been held on the US-run Guantanamo jail since 2002 and was the primary Guantanamo detainee to be tried by navy tribunal underneath revised guidelines launched by the administration of President Barack Obama. AFP PHOTO/EBRAHIM HAMID        (Photo credit score ought to learn EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/GettyImages)
(Photo credit score ought to learn EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/GettyImages)

“They are men whose hands by the grace of Allah alone, buried a third empire in the soil of Afghanistan, and restored the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to rule by the Shari’ah of Allah, even if America and its allies hate it,” al Qosi mentioned. “So congratulations to you, O people of Afghanistan, for this great victory.”

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Al Qosi additionally takes intention on the impression the withdrawal had on the United States’ “reputation and prestige” earlier than quoting from earlier Usama bin Laden speeches as justification for brand new assaults. 

Al Qosi hails from Sudan and spent 11 years on the Guantanamo jail. He beforehand labored as a bookkeeper for a enterprise owned by bin Laden, then adopted him to Afghanistan in 1996, the place he served in numerous roles together with cook dinner, bodyguard and driver at al Qaeda compounds, The New York Times reported. 

The video closes with one other cryptic warning, with al Qosi quoting bin Laden as he warns that, “The days and nights will not pass until we take revenge like we did on Sept. 11, Allah permitting.”