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Al Nusrah Front sharia official uses social media to condemn killing of fellow jihadist

Abu Sulayman al Muhajir used his Twitter account to condemn the killing of Abu Muhammad al Fateh, the Al Nusrah Front's leader in province of Idlib, Syria. Sulayman says that Fateh joined al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005 and went on to become a confidante of Abu Muhammad al Julani, Al Nusrah's emir.


Jihadist ideologues call on Zawahiri to detail problems with former al Qaeda affiliate

A group of jihadist ideologues has published a message addressed to Ayman al Zawahiri. They call on Zawahiri to address the specific problems they have encountered with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), which has been disowned by al Qaeda.


Al Qaeda shura council member addresses infighting in Syria

Abu Khalil al Madani has released an audio message calling on the jihadist groups in Syria to form a common sharia committee, as well as a security committee. Much of his message echoes the mediation efforts of the past.


Jordan rearrests ex-Gitmo detainee once deemed a 'high' risk

A former Guantanamo detainee named Osama Abu Kabir has been arrested in Jordan. The charges have not been made public, but his arrest seems to be connected to Jordanian concerns about the jihad in Syria.


Zawahiri eulogizes al Qaeda's slain Syrian representative

Ayman al Zawahiri has released an audio message eulogizing Abu Khalid al Suri, who was killed on Feb. 23. Zawahiri confirms that he knew al Suri since before the 9/11 attacks and that they had been in direct communication after the beginning of the Syrian revolution.


Al Qaeda-linked Saudi cleric in Syria praises fighters from Islamic Caucasus Emirate

Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini, a Saudi cleric and a rising star in the jihadist world, thanks fighters from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate for battling Syrian forces in Shaykh Najjar.


Chechen al Qaeda commander, popular Saudi cleric, and an Ahrar al Sham leader spotted on front lines in Latakia

Muslim al Shishani, a Chechen jihadist and military commander in the Al Nusrah Front, and Dr. Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini, an al Qaeda-linked Saudi cleric, celebrate after defeating Syrian government forces during fighting in the mountains of Latakia. A "leader of Ahrar al Sham: Abu al Hassan," is also on scene.


Report: Former head of al Qaeda's network in Iran now operates in Syria

Muhsin al Fadhli, a senior al Qaeda leader from Kuwait, is reportedly now operating inside Syria as part of the Al Nusrah Front. Al Fadhli has been tied to a string of plots against Western interests.


Al Nusrah Front video features veteran al Qaeda military leader

An Al Nusrah Front video features Abu Hammam al Shami, an al Qaeda veteran who swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden and has served al Qaeda's senior leaders since the late 1990s. Abu Hammam criticizes the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in the video.


Chechen commander for Al Nusrah Front reported killed in fighting against Syrian forces

Muhammad al Shishani is said to have been killed while fighting alongside the Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar and the Al Nusrah Front against Syrian forces.


Al Qaeda official in Syria was extremist preacher in Australia

An Al Nusrah Front video released on March 17 features Abu Sulayman al Muhajir, who was an extremist preacher in Australia. Abu Sulayman says he relocated to Syria, where he was part of al Qaeda's mediation effort in the dispute between Al Nusrah and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS). He criticizes ISIS in the video.


Al Qaeda veteran appears in Al Nusrah Front video, criticizes rival

In a video released on March 18, the Al Nusrah Front identifies Abu Firas al Suri as a leader within the group. Al Suri, who has a long al Qaeda pedigree, was dispatched to Syria from Yemen to try to mediate the dispute between Al Nusrah and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.


Al Nusrah Front names training camps after top al Qaeda leaders

The Al Nusrah Front videos from the Abu Ghadiya and Ayman al Zawahiri camps are reminiscent of others released by al Qaeda from the network of training centers in Afghanistan during the 1990s.


Al Nusrah Front, Free Syrian Army launch joint operation

Al Qaeda's branch in Syria teamed up with the the Liwa al Ummah to overrun Syrian Army positions in the city of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib province.


Al Qaeda-affiliated groups claim credit for joint attack on Hezbollah

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades and the Al Nusrah Front in Lebanon have claimed credit for joint rocket attacks on Hezbollah "strongholds" in Hermel, Lebanon. The attacks are part of the spillover from the war in Syria.


Syrian nuns held by Al Nusrah Front fighters are freed

Negotiations over the release of a group of kidnapped nuns were complicated by factors including the alleged involvement of Free Syrian Army fighters in the kidnapping.


Russian-speaking jihadists execute Syrians in Aleppo

Russian-jihadists-execute-Syrians-032014.pngJihadists from either the Al Nusrah Front or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham carried out the execution. A mentally ill man is said to have been among those to be killed.


Head of al Qaeda 'Victory Committee' in Syria

Sanafi al Nasr heads al Qaeda's "Victory Committee" and has relocated to Syria. He has become a vocal critic of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) and has been allied with ISIS' main jihadist rivals, including the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria.


Ansar al Sharia Tunisia deputy leader reportedly in Syria

Kamel Zarrouk is said to have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham after fleeing security forces in Tunisia.


Syrian troops, Hezbollah fighters kill foreign jihadists in ambush

More than 170 Islamist fighters from the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front are reported to have been killed in an ambush outside of Damascus. "Most of them [were] Saudis, Qataris and Chechens," Syrian television claimed.
 
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