Al Sahab Provides The Wrong Decryption Password To Open Al Qaedaʼs 9/11 Anniversary Video

In an another blow to al Qaedaʼs attempts to release its seventh Sept. 11th anniversary video, the password provided to open the downloaded file by the groupʼs media wing al Sahab did not work. The banner that was posted along with the download links revealed that this yearʼs highlight would be the will of Ahmed Salah al Ghamdi, one of the Saudi Sept. 11 hijackers.

A number of militant Islamist Internet forums had been shut down in the past week, including the number one outlet for al Qaeda tapes the popular al Ekhlaas website, making it difficult for al Sahab to post its a propaganda video, as it had done every year since the Sept. 11 attacks, who was on the United Airline flight 175 which flew into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

Links to download the video were posted on al Hesbah, one of the few forums that are still up, but members were disappointed to find out that the password was not working.

The banner posted with the links also indicates that the tape included statements by al Qaedaʼs second in command, Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaedaʼs chief in Afghanistan Mostafa Abul Yazid and another senior called Abu Yahya al Libi. There was no sign of Osama bin Laden or American al Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn.