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9th January, 2010
Video footage purported to be of the Jordanian bomber who blew up seven CIA agents in Afghanistan has been broadcast on Pakistani and Arabic television.
The video shows a man alleged to be bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, the Jordanian double agent and suicide bomber, explaining who he is and vowing revenge for Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud’s death.
Mehsud’s successor, Hakimullah Mehsud, appears to be sat beside him, although he is not named in the video.
The video was broadcast on al-Jazeera TV and its authenticity remains unconfirmed.
The many faces of the double agent CIA bomber – 06 Jan 09
US intelligence sources say a Jordanian double agent who attacked CIA operatives in Afghanistan last week, had provided high-quality intelligence leading to the deaths of several al-Qaeda leaders.
Hammam Khalil al-Balawi blew himself up at a US base in Khost province, killing seven CIA agents and a Jordanian Intelligence official.
More details are emerging about al-Balawi’s life, including how he went by the name of Hammam Khalil Mohammed, and how he assumed the online persona of Abu Dujana al-Khorasani – an outspoken opponent of US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan who was described as one of the top five jihadists on the web.
Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Jordan’s capital, Amman.
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