Al-Quaeda claims exchange of former Pak army chief's son for al-Zawahiri's daughtersIt was a very significant but extremely secret event which even missed the eyes of avid Pakistan-watchers. But Al-Quaeda itself has revealed it! Al-Qaeda terrorist network has claimed that two daughters of its leader, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, and a third woman, were released a couple of weeks ago in exchange for the son of former Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani.
While reports suggest that Al-Qaeda had in early August announced that Zawahiri's daughters had been released, some other independent accounts indicated that the global jihadist organization had been trying to secure their release in exchange for the kidnapped sons of Pakistan's elite. Now, Al Masra, affiliated with Al-Quaeda, highlighted the story on the front page, saying that detaining the "son of the Pakistani Army Commander" led to the release.
However, it is till not clear when Jawahiri's daughters were taken by the Pakistanis and also when Gen. Kayani's son was kidnapped. However, this exchange speaks volumes about the so-called patriotism and professionalism of Pakistani Army!