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AQAP official calls on rival factions in Syria to unite against West

Nasser bin Ali al Ansi, an AQAP leader, is featured in a new video calling on rival jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against their common enemies. Al Ansi says the jihadists should form a "coalition" to strike America.


US adds Harakat-ul-Mujahideen's emir to terrorism list

Fazle-ur-Rahman Khalil, Harakat-ul-Mujahideen's founder and leader, signed Osama bin Laden's infamous 1998 fatwa that declared war on the US and Israel. HUM was added to the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations 18 years ago.


Al Nusrah Front trainer suspected of plotting against 2004 NATO summit killed in US airstrikes

One of the first reported casualties of the US-led bombing campaign earlier this week was an Al Nusrah Front commander known as Abu Yusuf al Turki. He had been training al Qaeda snipers in Syria. He was previously suspected of plotting to attack the 2004 NATO summit in Turkey.


Treasury designations target al Qaeda's international fundraising and facilitation network

The Treasury Department targeted six al Qaeda financiers and facilitators yesterday. Their work spans the globe, covering more than 10 nations from the Middle East to Southeast Asia.


Pakistani Taliban commander killed during fighting in North Waziristan

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan said that Mohammad Hassan recently was freed from a prison in Afghanistan before rejoining the fight in Pakistan's tribal areas.


Islamist foreign fighters returning home and the threat to Europe

Testimony to the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats on the threat posed by Islamist foreign fighters returning home to Europe.


Al Qaeda leader released from Iranian custody reported killed

Abu Amru al Masri was previously described as a "mid-level commander," in one of Osama bin Laden's documents that was dated June 11, 2009.


Al Qaeda operations chief, propagandist reported killed in airstrikes

Influential jihadists said that Sufyan al Maghribi, a Moroccan who served as al Qaeda's military chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Umar al Talib, a propagandist who narrated videos for As Sahab, have been killed in airstrikes.


2 al Qaeda commanders reported killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan

The pair of al Qaeda commanders are said to be members of the Badr Mansoor Group, which was described in one of Osama bin Laden's documents as an al Qaeda "company."


Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent incorporates regional jihadist groups

Usama Mahmoud, AQIS's spokesman, openly stated that the group "was formed by the gathering of several jihadi groups that have a long history in jihad and fighting."


Taliban suicide assault team targets NDS headquarters in Ghazni

Fourteen security personnel and 19 heavily armed Taliban fighters were killed and another 154 people were wounded during the coordinated attack.


Senior IMU leader captured by ISAF in 2011 now leads fight in northern Afghanistan

In 2011, ISAF captured Qari Bilal, who was serving as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's top leader in Afghanistan. He was subsequently released by the Afghan government, and is now commanding more than 300 jihadist fighters in Kunduz.


US adds Taliban hawala, owner, and commander to terrorist list

The Treasury designation added the Pakistan-based Basir Zarjmil Hawala and its owner Haji Abdul Basir, along with a Taliban commander known as Qari Rahmat to the US government's list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.


US adds Islamic State, Al Nusrah Front leaders to list of global terrorists

Abu Muhammed al Adnani is the Islamic State's controversial spokesman. Said Arif is a seasoned jihadist who has traveled to several battlefields and is now with the Al Nusrah Front in Syria.


Taliban laud Afghan soldier who killed US general

The Taliban described Rafiqullah, the Afghan soldier who killed Major General Harold Greene, deputy commanding general of Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, as a "martyr."


Harakat-ul-Mujahideen 'operates terrorist training camps in eastern Afghanistan'

The jihadist group, which is tolerated by the Pakistani state and whose leader lives openly in Islamabad, is currently running training camps in eastern Afghanistan, the US State Department said.


Islamic State leader who defected from al Qaeda reported killed in Mosul

Abdul Rahman al Amjad al Pakistani is thought to be Abdullah al Punjabi, one of nine mid-level al Qaeda commanders to openly defect from the global jihadist group and join the Islamic State.


Baloch jihadist group in southern Afghanistan announces death of commander

Junood al Fida, a jihadist group from Baluchistan, Pakistan that fights in Afghanistan, swore allegiance to the Taliban and called Ayman al Zawahiri its emir in July.


Herat police chief accuses Iran of ramping up attacks in western Afghanistan

Herat's chief of police accused Iran of supporting the Taliban's killing spree in the province, which included the murder of two Finnish aid workers.


Al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar

In the first edition of its new online newsletter, Al Nafir, al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. The move is likely a response to the Islamic State's claim that it rules over a caliphate with its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, serving as the new caliph. Last week, al Qaeda released a video of Osama bin Laden discussing his oath of allegiance to Mullah Omar.
 
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