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Freed al Qaeda agent was part of proposed swap for Americans jailed in Qatar




Haqqani Network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Banned or not?




AQAP issues guidelines for suicide operations

Harith al Nadhari, a senior AQAP sharia official, sets forth six recommendations for suicide operations in a newly-released video.


Family members claim leader of Ansar al Sharia in Benghazi has died

Mohamed al Zahawi's family members have told the press that he has died due to wounds suffered in fighting last year. Zahawi has been the leader of Ansar al Sharia in Benghazi. Unconfirmed rumors of his death have circulated for months.


Analysis: Qatar embraces admitted al Qaeda operative

Qatar continues to celebrate the release of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, an admitted al Qaeda sleeper agent, from a US federal prison last week. The prime minister of Qatar has even reportedly called al Marri to congratulate him.


Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

The story of how Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri was first identified and arrested became a key part of the dispute between Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the CIA. Al Marri, who was recently released from a US prison, admitted that he was an al Qaeda sleeper agent.


Chérif and Saïd Kouachi's path to Paris attack at Charlie Hebdo




Analysis: Former al Qaeda operative freed, sent home to Qatar

Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who served as an al Qaeda sleeper operative, has been released from an American prison and returned to Qatar.


Officials, Experts Look to Clear Up Rumors of IS Militants in Afghanistan




As Terrorism Suspects Are Detained in Europe, Scope of Challenge Is Highlighted




Analysis: Reported ban of Haqqani Network unlikely to end Pakistan's support of group

Groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba have previously been banned in Pakistan, but continue to receive the support of the military and intelligence establishment.


US drones kill 2 'Uzbeks' in South Waziristan

Seven "militants" are reported to have been killed in a strike on a compound in an area administered by Sajna Mehsud.


A Who's Who: The Kingpins of the "Islamist Floor" in Lebanon's Roumieh Prison




Germany closer to confiscating Islamist IDs




Lebanese police dismantle a prison's 'jihadist emirate'




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack

In a newly released video, a senior AQAP official states his organization planned the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's offices. AQAP chose the target and financed the operation, he says.


US adds a leader of the Mujahideen Shura Council to list of global terrorists

In addition to serving as a senior MSC leader, Abdallah al Ashqar is on the jihadist group's military committee, is a "foreign relations official," and a weapons facilitator.


Mentor of Charlie Hebdo gunmen has been UK-based




Suicide bomber in Saudi border attack recruited family members to join ISIS: source




Pakistani Taliban splinter group again pledges allegiance to Islamic State

A Pakistani Taliban splinter group released a nearly 17-minute video again pledging its allegiance to the Islamic State. The group primarily consists of low to mid-level former Pakistani Taliban officials from Khyber, Arakzai, Bajaur, Hangu, and Dir in Pakistan, and from Kunar, Logar, and Nangarhar in Afghanistan.