TARNAK FARM – DAILY LIFE IN THE HEART OF AL-QA’IDA
by Nasser al-Bahri
with Georges Malbrunot
‘An extraordinary first-hand account of life at the heart of the terrorist organisation’ Le Figaro Magazine
Astonishing revelations…Bahri relates how he saw some of the 9/11 attackers playing Playstation in a house in Pakistan…’ El Pais
‘Bin Laden’s former bodyguard delivers a breath-taking account’ Tele et Vous
‘Bahri’s narrative is a goldmine of information’ Liberation
‘An intriguing glimpse of life inside the al-Qa’ida chief’s lair’ Sunday Times
Nasser al-Bahri spent four years in al-Qa’ida’s secret Afghan HQ, Tarnak Farm, from 1997 to 2001, when the organization was at the height of its powers.
Al-Bahri is the only verified senior al-Qa’ida member at liberty to talk about his experiences and the build-up to 9/11.
This is a dramatic, vivid and detailed account, with tales of spies, car chases, assassination attempts and elaborate security measures including fake walls, tunnels and underground chambers.
Al-Bahri describes the characters and relationships of the al-Qa’ida leaders, including today’s number one, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the late Osama bin Laden, his four wives and their many children.
He reveals the close alliance between al-Qa’ida and the Taliban, as well as the extraordinary involvement of the Pakistani Army and security services with both organisations.
Al-Bahri hopes that the story of his own radicalization and eventual break with al-Qa’ida will deter other young men from following the path of jihad.
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