Trusted sources in Libya provided WND visual evidence via Skype to refute President Obama’s assertion in a New Yorker interview that al-Qaida is like a junior varsity team, a decimated shell of the international terrorist organization that under the direction of Osama bin Laden was capable of carrying out major terrorist attacks on the United States homeland.
The photos show evidence of bombs being dropped from planes flown by foreign pilots recruited by al-Qaida in attacks by the Obama-administrated and al-Qaida-backed Transitional Council of Libya on tribal forces in the country operating under a green flag of resistance in a dozen southern towns, including the largest town, Sabha.
According to the Libyan tribal sources, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current leader of al-Qaida, has surfaced in Misrata, Libya, in recent days to organize with Abdul Hakim Belhaj, the al-Qaida operative currently in Tripoli.
Belhaj, as WND reported, has been identified as the principal organizer of the terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Belhaj has joined with the Libyan provisional government to organize air attacks on tribal resistance groups who have taken control of Sabha.
Via Skype, the Libyan sources provided still photographs and video showing military aircraft operated by the National Transitional Council of Libya operating over Sabha. The pilots, the sources say, were recruited by al-Qaida from Qatar, Turkey and Sudan after Libyan military pilots supposedly refused to drop bombs on fellow Libyans.
Images of the bomb damage caused by the Libyan government air attacks were posted Monday on Facebook and affirmed by the Libyan tribal sources in the interview with WND.
Tribal forces in Libya opposing National Transitional Council of Libya are operating under a green Libyan flag of resistance in more than a dozen southern cities.
The Libyan sources further asserted al-Qaida is today training recruits in terrorist camps in Mistrata, preparing for future attacks in Europe and the United States.
WND has previously reported a Libyan tribal leader interviewed via Skype from Libya charged President Obama and NATO are responsible for destabilizing Libya politically by allowing al-Qaida and radical Islamic factions to gain control of the country.
WND first broke the story that the initial purpose of the CIA special mission in Benghazi was to run-guns to al-Qaida and other Islamic radical “rebels” fighting Gadhafi and after the dictator’s fall to coordinate arms shipments from Libya to al-Qaida-backed rebel groups opposing the Assad government in Syria.
WND tribal sources in Libya insist al-Qaida’s current operational goal is to gain control of radical Islamic governments across North Africa, while assisting al-Qaida-backed rebels in Syria to topple the Assad regime. Al-Qaida, meanwhile, the sources say, has not abandoned the plotting of future terrorist attacks in Europe and the U.S. on the scale of the 9/11 attack.