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Report: Pakistani officials deny al Qaeda’s hostage exchange story | The Long War Journal

Report: Pakistani officials deny al Qaeda’s hostage exchange story | The Long War Journal

On Sept. 2, The Long War Journal reported on a curious story published in Al Masra, an al Qaeda newsletter. Masra’s authors claimed that Ayman al Zawahiri’s two daughters, a third jihadi widow and their children were exchanged for the son of General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Pakistan’s former spymaster who also served as the Chief of Army Staff until 2013. As we noted, the claim could not be independently verified, there was no public reporting saying Kayani’s son had been abducted and al Qaeda may be making up the details of what transpired.

Source: Report: Pakistani officials deny al Qaeda’s hostage exchange story | The Long War Journal