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Ansar al Sharia Tunisia honors senior al Qaeda 'martyrs'

On its Facebook page this week, Ansar al Sharia Tunisia honored two senior al Qaeda leaders who have been reportedly killed. The page contains numerous posts dedicated to global jihadist causes in addition to the group's provision of social services.


Yemeni military launches operation to free Western hostages held by AQAP

Kaid-al-Dhabab.jpgThree al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders who run operations in Baydah province and who were brothers-in-law of Anwar al Awlaki are said to be holding an Austrian and two Finnish hostages.


US drones strike again in Yemen, killing 6 AQAP fighters near capital

predator-uav.jpgThe latest strike took place outside of Sana'a. Over the past year, the US has expanded the drone campaign throughout all of Yemen.


4 AQAP fighters killed in drone strike in northern Yemen

The strike took place in Al Jawf province, where Anwar al Awlaki was killed two years ago. The US has launched three drone attacks in Yemen in four days.


AQAP deputy emir Said al Shihri likely killed in US drone strike




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.


US kills 3 more AQAP fighters in drone strike in Marib

Three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters who were captured by security forces but freed in April 2012 were killed in the attack.


US drone strike kills 2 Saudi AQAP fighters in central Yemen

One of the Saudi AQAP fighters was identified as Ismail bin Jamil. The US has launched two strikes so far this year.


Denmark - New controls over PET announced in wake of media Storm




Osama bin Laden's documents cited by Canadian intelligence




West African jihadist group forms 4 'battalions,' names 3 after al Qaeda leaders

The al Qaeda-linked Movement for Tawhid [Unity] and Jihad in West Africa created the Abdullah Azzam, Al Zarqawi, and the Abu al Laith al Libi battalions, as well as the Martyrdom-Seekers Battalion. These join the previously established Osama bin Laden Battalion.


Radical al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 'purchased plane tickets for 9/11 hijackers'




US drone strike kills local AQAP commander, 2 fighters in central Yemen

A local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader and two fighters were killed in the third strike in Rada'a in Al Baydah province since Dec. 24, 2012.


US drones kill 3 AQAP fighters in central Yemen

The US has launched four drone strikes in Yemen since Dec. 24. The uptick in attacks takes place after a nearly seven-week-long pause.


US drones kill 2 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen

The US has stepped up drone strikes in the eastern province of Hadramout this year.


US drone strategy in Yemen is fraught with peril




US drone strikes kill Jordanian, Yemeni AQAP operatives

A Yemeni al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighter who escaped from prison two years ago was killed in the airstrike. The attack is the first reported US drone strike in Yemen in seven weeks.


Al-Qaeda seeks foothold in Libya




Yemen security chief tells Iran to stop backing rebels




Afghan spy chief 'wounded by underpants bomber'