Abu Musab Al Zarqawi has just appeared on the internet.
DUBAI (Reuters) – The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said mujahideen were fighting on despite a three-year “crusader” war, according to a rare video of him posted on the Internet on Tuesday.
A statement from the al-Qaeda affiliated Mujahideen Council, accompanying the tape said it was the first “video of the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq”.
“Your mujahideen sons were able to confront the most ferocious of crusader campaigns on a Muslim state. They have stood in the face of this onslaught for three years,” Zarqawi said on the video.
“When the crusader enemy entered Iraq, he intended to control the Islamic nation and supported the Zionist state,” said Zarqawi, who was clad in black and a green vest with an assault rifle by his side.
Zarqawi, who has earlier issued his messages via audio recordings, was also shown training with a group of masked men outdoors.
More from Fox News:
BAGHDAD, Iraq — An Islamic Web site has posted a rare video showing Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
According to SITE Institute, which tracks terror groups, the video was released Tuesday by The Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq.
The video, entitled “A Message to the People,” shows Zarqawi speaking and instructing mujahideen, SITE said in a press release about the video.
Update: Counterterrorism Blog has more.
Update III: Ian of Expose the Left says the video is being sent to him. As soon has he has it converted, he’ll post it and I’ll link to it. Ian has the video up now as well.