Facebook removes al Qaeda’s No.2 page on networking site

April 26th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Facebook has axed a page of a second fugitive al-Qaeda leader after it appeared on the networking site to spread terror messages.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, who has a 16.5 million pound price on his head equal to Osama Bin Laden, was using Facebook to reach out to extremists, The Sun reports.

Egyptian Zawahiri’s page had a photo of him with a semi-automatic rifle in the background.

Videos included a truck bombing in Afghanistan. The page could be found via a Voice of Jihad site, which included film clips calling for attacks on UK and the US.

Experts say militant groups have been scrambling in recent weeks to get on sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Facebook said: “These pages have been removed.” (ANI)

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