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More jihadist training camps identified in Iraq and Syria

Four new training camps in Iraq and Syria, three of them operated by the Islamic State, have been identified, including one used by a so-called jihadist "special forces" unit. The Long War Journal has identified 46 jihadist training camps in Iraq and Syria.


In a Shift, Obama Extends US Role in Afghan Combat




5 transferred Gitmo detainees served al Qaeda, leaked files allege

The Defense Department announced the transfer of five Guantanamo detainees yesterday. According to leaked threat assessments prepared by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, all five served al Qaeda. Four of the five were deemed either "high" or "medium to high" risks.


AQAP rejects Islamic State's 'caliphate,' blasts group for sowing dissent among jihadists

Harith bin Ghazi al Nadhari, a senior AQAP sharia official, directly responds to a Nov. 13 speech by the Islamic State's Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Nadhari says that Baghdadi's caliphate is illegitimate and criticizes him for trying to split the jihadists' ranks around the world.


AQIS announces death of 2 senior leaders in US operation

Adil Qudoos was a former major in the Pakistani Army; Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, planner of the 9/11 attacks, was arrested at Qudoos' home in 2003. The second jihadist leader, Dr. Sarbaland, served as a surgeon and senior propagandist for al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent.


US launches drone strike in North Waziristan

Nine of the 19 drone strikes in Pakistan this year have occurred in the jihadist hub of Datta Khel in North Waziristan.


From IS Militant to Iraq Informant




US airstrike hits al Qaeda's local network in Syria




US military continues to claim al Qaeda is 'restricted' to 'isolated areas of northeastern Afghanistan'

A recent military report says that al Qaeda is bottled up in Kunar and Nuristan, but the global jihadist group is active in several other provinces.


Good Taliban are not our problem, adviser to Pakistan's prime minister says




Global terror attack deaths rose sharply in 2013, says report




Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb video features French, Dutch hostages

In a newly-released video, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb shows French hostage Serge Lazaervic and Dutch captive Sjaak Rijke. The two men claim to be in poor health, appeal to their governments and family for their release, and mention the prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.


UAE lists over 80 Muslim 'terrorist' groups




US airstrike targets al Qaeda in Syria

The US military's airstrikes in Syria show that there is no firm dividing line between al Qaeda's so-called Khorasan Group and the Al Nusrah Front, which is al Qaeda's official branch in the country.


How a talented footballer became world's most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi




The school that says Osama Bin Laden was a hero




'Foreign militants' reported killed in latest US drone strike in Pakistan

Eight of the 18 US drone strikes in Pakistan since June 11 have occurred in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, which is a known hub for al Qaeda.


Sinai-based jihadists pledge allegiance to Islamic State in audio recording

An unidentified jihadist has released an audio recording saying that Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, the most prolific terrorist group in Egypt, has pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdad's Islamic State.


Port Authority Officer Kept Sources With Ties to Iran Attacks




French defector David Drugeon, Ahrar al Sham allegedly targeted in Idlib strikes