This "exclusive" announcement was made today by the editors of "Sada al Malahem", as they released the 7th issue of the group's online magazine.
Abu Basir also announced that the militants in Saudi Arabia and in Yemen have now joined forces and will from now on operate under a single banner, that of the "al Qaeda in the Arab's Peninsula". He also said that the group included militants from various nationalities and that a camp has been set up for training with the aim of sending them to fight in Palestine.
Shaeya is expected to publish the full interview, which also tackles issues such as the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa and the overall strategy of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, in local and international media very soon.
In another article by Abu Basir featured in "Sada al Malahem," the leader of al Qaeda in Yemen analyzed the state of and claims that the "Crusader forces" failed to achieve any of its goals, but succeeded in giving a much needed boost to jihad throughout the world.
Saudi jihadi leader, Abu Hamam al Qahtani (aka Nayef Mohammed al Qahtani), claimed in another article that there were close ties between militants in the Arabian Peninsula and those in Maghreb countries. He backed his claim by mentioning the names of Saudi operatives who fought in Algeria and other North African operatives who fought in the ranks of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Al Qahtani is thought to be the financier of an attack that killed eight Spanish tourists in Maarib in July 2007.
A poster on the magazine's back cover promised the release of a new video entitled: "From here we begin, in al Aqsa we meet which might show pictures of the training camps mentioned by Abu Basir in the interview.