Ansar Comes Under Al Qaida
CAIRO [MENL] -- The Egyptian intelligence community has determined that
Ansar Beit Maqdis was under Al Qaida control.
Officials said the intelligence community assessed that Ansar leaders
and senior operatives pledged allegiance to Al Qaida headquarters in
Afghanistan and Pakistan. They said Al Qaida commander Ayman Zawahiri has
been pumping millions of dollars to Ansar in Egypt and directing what was
deemed the largest insurgency network in Egypt.