Al Qaeda forum back online

“The enemies of Allah who boast of their freedoms have not spared any effort to eradicate our blessed media,” the forum said. “Even if it succeeded in stopping the forum, it didn't succeed in achieving its desired aims and goals.”

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The message also said that al Qaeda would respond so that “not just one — dozens of forums instead of just one” would return.

The outages appear to be the result of a cyberattack on al Qaeda, although the attack was conducted at a low level of sophistication that all but rules out the United States as a potential culprit.