Who trained al-Zarqawi's successor?

A quick read through a news story about al-Zarqawi's successor tells us that he a) "is an explosives expert trained in Afghanistan", and b) "has been a terrorist since about 1982...". Nowhere does it mention exactly when he received his training in Afghanistan, or more importantly,from whom. If he was trained by the Taleban, wouldn't the "U.S. military spokesman" have mentioned that? So let's take a guess who else was training terrorists freedom fighters in Afghanistan in the 1980's. The International Herald Tribune offers more clues:

One hint was that the word "mujahir" usually refers to an Islamic militant who has traveled beyond his own country in service of religious conviction, commonly, among insurgents, a man who went to Afghanistan to join the war against Soviet occupation in the 1980s.

Posted on June 16, 2006 and filed under Academic, General, Rambling.