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Representative of Ayman al Zawahiri reportedly captured in Turkey

Abd al Baset Azzouz, an al Qaeda operative who served as Ayman al Zawahiri's representative in Libya, was captured in Turkey in mid-November. Azzouz is reportedly being investigated for his possible ties to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi.


Pakistani army kills senior al Qaeda commander tasked with attacking the West

Pakistan claimed it killed Adnan Shukrijumah in a raid in South Waziristan. Shukrijumah, who was wanted by the US, was al Qaeda's operations chief for North America.


US moves ahead with plan for extra troops in Afghanistan until allies finalize plans




Caucasus Emirate attacks police, press in Chechen capital of Grozny

Dozens of fighters fanned out across the Chechen capital and attacked police and other government targets. The Press House was set ablaze.


IS leader's 'captured wife' may not be who she says she is




US airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan target Pakistani Taliban

Mullah Fazlullah, the emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, was the target of one of the three recent strikes in Nangarhar province.


Islamists come out on top in new effort to unify Syrian rebel groups




Taliban assault Camp Bastion, storm foreign guest house in Kabul

The Taliban and Afghan security forces have been fighting inside Camp Bastion for three days. Hostages may have been taken in the attack in Kabul.


Russia claims Islamic State is supplying half of all Afghan heroin coming to Europe




ISIS gaining a toehold in Libya, experts say




How a French truck driver became a target of the US air war in Syria




Pakistan condemns drone strike that targeted 'good Taliban' and foreign fighters

Members of the Haqqani Network, the Hafiz Gul Bahadar Group, and "Uzbeks" are reported to have been killed in an attack in the Shawal Valley.


Official: Afghan President Orders Military Review




UN: Islamic State group got up to $45M in ransoms




AQAP publishes biography of American jihadist Samir Khan

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a biography of American AQAP operative and Inspire Magazine founder Samir Khan, who was killed in a US drone strike on Sept. 30, 2011.


Saudi Arabia says Islamic State ordered attack on Shiites in al-Ahsa




Haqqani Network launched suicide attack at soccer game, Afghan intel claims

The accusation is made as the US has extended the combat mission in Afghanistan for one year.


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.
 
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