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Al Nusrah Front expels foreign correspondents, imposes veil




Suicide bomber kills 42 Iraqis at Shia mosque

The suicide bomber targeted the funeral of a policeman in Tuz Khurmatu. The attack is the fourth suicide bombing in the country in nine days.


AQAP eulogizes jihadist who fought in Iraq and was killed in US drone strike in Yemen

Abdullah-Bawazir-2.jpgAbdullah Bawazir fought against US forces in Iraq and escaped from a Yemeni prison in June 2011, according to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He was killed in a drone strike in Hadramout on Dec. 24, 2012.


Al Nusrah Front claims 2 suicide attacks in Syria

Al-Nusrah-Front-banner.pngAl Qaeda's affiliate in Syria claimed credit for the first two suicide attacks reported in Syria this year. The attacks were launched to avenge reported atrocities in a village in Idlib.


Al Qaeda claims assassination of MP Aifan Sadoun; Sunni Awakening leader blames Iran




Suicide bomber kills Iraqi lawmaker who was prominent Awakening leader, and 5 others

aifan560.jpgSheikh Aifan Sadoun Aifan al-Issawi, an Iraqi parliamentarian and one of the leaders of the Sunni tribal "Awakening," was assassinated while inspecting a road construction project near Fallujah.


Al Nusrah, jihadist allies overrun Syrian airbase

A jihadist alliance made up of the Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham, and the Islamic Vanguard seized control of the Taftanaz air base in Idlib.


Benghazi suspect's brother is al Qaeda facilitator




Analysis: Study shows rise of al Qaeda affiliate in Syria




Syrian regime reportedly using wide range of tactical ballistic missiles




Al Nusrah Front on the offensive in Aleppo




Al Nusrah Front emir denounces US terrorism designation, praises foreign fighters

Al-Nusrah-Front-banner.pngAbu Muhammad al Julani sends "a greeting of love and loyalty to our pure and pious emigrant brothers" who are waging jihad in Syria.


Iraq Sunni rallies gather steam




Al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front denies reports of death of its emir

Al-Nusrah-Front-banner.pngThe group said that Abu Muhammad al Julani is alive and well, and also confirmed that two Zarqawi associates, Abu Anas al Sahhaba and Abu Julaybib, are senior commanders.


Hezbollah chief says Al-Qaeda 'tricked' to fight in Syria




Zarqawi's brother-in-law reported killed while leading Al Nusrah Front unit

Iyad al Tubasi is thought to have been killed in Daraa. He is believed to have been replaced by Abu Anas al Sahhaba, another associate of former al Qaeda in Iraq emir Abu Musab al Zarqawi.


Syrian jihadists form 'Supporters of the Khilafah' Brigade

Five units in Western Aleppo that are linked to the Al Nusrah Front vowed "to establish the Islamic Khilafah state, and to use it to end decades of colonization and enslavement."


Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria claims another suicide attack




Syrian jihadists, including al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front, form Mujahideen Shura Council

The establishment of the Mujahideen Shura Council in Deir al-Zour is a step in the unification of jihadist groups in Syria. Syrian opposition groups rally around the Al Nusrah Front after the terrorist designation by the US.


The rise of Syria's 'third army', Jabhat al-Nusra