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Analysis: Islamic State advertises war crimes in video

A video disseminated by the Islamic State celebrates the group's depravity. Warning: This article includes graphic images of violence.


Analysis: ISIS, allies reviving 'Baghdad belts' battle plan

The Islamic State of Iraq appears to be using the same plan it implemented in 2006, when it seized Baghdad's surrounding "belts" and launched attacks into the capital.


Former Guantanamo detainee killed while leading jihadist group in Syria

Ibrahim Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being freed, has been killed while leading Sham al Islam in Latakia. Bin Shakaran had run a recruiting network for Abu Musab al Zarqawi after being released by the US.


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.


Statement from Zawahiri's representative shows Syrian rebel group tied to al Qaeda

A statement posted by Abu Khalid al Suri, Ayman al Zawahiri's main representative in Syria, criticizes the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS). The statement was posted on Twitter. Al Suri is a senior leader in Ahrar al Sham, a Syrian rebel group that is directly linked to al Qaeda.


Latest Treasury designation targets al Qaeda's fundraising network

A newly released terrorist designation by the Treasury Department highlights the extent and cohesion of al Qaeda's global fundraising network. Treasury reports that Ayman al Zawahiri's main representative in the Levant, Abu Khalid al Suri, has been funneling cash from Gulf donors to al Qaeda.


Al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria a 'transnational threat'

A senior administration official warned earlier this week that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (or Levant) is a "transnational threat" and "an increasing threat to us." Iraq has exploded in violence since the withdrawal of American troops. The official said 38 suicide bombers have launched attacks in the last month alone.


ISIS uses 8 suicide bombers in complex attack in western Iraq

The ISIS has not had difficulty in recruiting and deploying suicide bombers to conduct complex assaults in either Iraq or Syria.


Al Qaeda launches suicide assault on security forces in western Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraqi and the Levant killed nine policemen in Haditiha in a coordinated assault on police and military bases.


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant calls on Egyptians to wage 'jihad' against army

A new audio message from an ISIL spokesman denounced the Muslim Brotherhood as being worse than secularists. In addition, the spokesman called on Egyptian Muslims to wage 'jihad' against the army.


State Department confirms al Qaeda in Iraq leader has relocated to Syria

Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for a deadly string of bombings inside Iraq on Aug. 10. The State Department also confirmed that the ISIL's emir has relocated to Syria.


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant eulogizes Tunisian suicide bomber

Al-'Awni-ISIL.jpgHamza al 'Awni said that on the ground, the ISIL and the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, another al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, are "without differences."


American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria

Ibrahim-Amir-Farouk-ISIL.jpgAmerican and Egyptian passports belonging to Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, who was born in Pennsylvania, were among a number of travel documents found after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant abandoned a base in northern Syria.


Al Qaeda assaults Iraqi jails, frees hundreds of prisoners

Al_Qaeda_flag500.jpgThe Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacked prisons in Abu Ghraib and Taji. More than 500 al Qaeda operatives and leaders escaped from Abu Ghraib, while the assault in Taji was repelled.


Tunisian jihadist calls for clerics, youth to fight in Syria

Abu-Abdullah-al-Tunisi.jpgThe video was released by the Muhajireen Army, but is credited to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria.


Online jihadists discuss fate of al Qaeda operative held by Saudi Arabia

Online jihadists have once again taken up the cause of Saleh al Qarawi, who is detained inside Saudi Arabia. Al Qarawi previously headed the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and reportedly operated from inside Iran. Earlier this month, the Brigades threatened Iran over its role in the Syrian conflict.


Islamic State of Iraq leader defies Zawahiri in alleged audio message

An audio message attributed to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the emir of al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq, was released online on June 14. In the message, al Baghdadi openly disobeys al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri.


Al Nusrah Front releases first official messages in 2 months

Al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front has released four new messages, the first such productions in two months. The Al Nusrah Front and Islamic State of Iraq suspended their propaganda operations after a dispute erupted in early April. Ayman al Zawahiri ruled on the dispute in a letter and their propaganda operations have now been restarted.


Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Nusrah Front emerge as rebranded single entity

Islamic-State-of-Iraq-and-the-Levant-Banner.jpgAl Qaeda in Iraq's emir announced a new brand for his organization's efforts in Iraq and Syria: the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." The name replaces all previous names used by the group, including the Al Nusrah Front in Syria, which was a creation of AQI.


Al Qaeda in Iraq leader's fate highlighted in Facebook postings

Jihadist social media sites are asking supporters to pray for Abdullah Azzam al Qahtani, an al Qaeda in Iraq leader who admittedly proposed an attack against the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Al Qahtani, the sites say, was scheduled to be executed inside Iraq this week.
 
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