Abu Dujan al-Afghani

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Abu Dujan al-Afghani was the name of an individual who claimed to be "al Qaeda's military spokesman for Europe" in a video that took responsibility for terrorist bombing of trains on March 11, 2004.[1][2]

On August 5, 2005, the Associated Press reported that Abu Dujan al-Afghani was a nom de guerre for Youssef Belhadj, one of the individuals convicted for a role in the bombings.[3]


  1. Jed L. Babbin Edition illustrated (2004). Inside the Asylum: Why the UN and Old Europe are Worse Than You Think. Regnery Publishing. p. 128. ISBN 9780895260888. http://books.google.ca/books?id=gKZpQmOfBHwC&pg=PA128&lpg=PA128&dq=%22Abu+Dujan+al-Afghani%22&source=bl&ots=sL4a2iTN6O&sig=hemqTrbdZc_r9CwkMBlAWjLgjAg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2CU9UOePKISPyAHJp4Ag&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=al-Afghani&f=false. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  2. Fernando Reinares (2010-04). "The Madrid Bombings and Global Jihadism". Survival (journal). Archived from the original on 2012-08-28. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstanduphelpout.org%2Flaw%2Factivities%2Forgs%2Filrs%2Fpdfs%2Fmadrid_bombing.pdf&date=2012-08-28. "On the tape, recorded minutes after 5:00pm that same day by the train bombers themselves, a hooded terrorist, dressed in white and holding a Sterling assault rifle, read a statement claiming responsibility for the train attacks on behalf of Abu Dujan al Afghani, presented as the spokesman of the military wing of Ansar al-Qaeda in Europe." 
  3. "Madrid bomb date picked after bin Laden threats". CTV News. 2005-08-05. Archived from the original on 2012-08-28. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fatlantictest.ctv.ca%2Fservlet%2Fan%2Fplocal%2FCTVNews%2F20050805%2Fspain_bomb_date_050805%2F20050805%2F%3Fhub%3DTorontoNewHome&date=2012-08-28. Retrieved 2012-08-28.