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Haftar: some Libyan officials support al Qaeda

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for top 5 Taliban commanders at Gitmo

The five Taliban commanders exchanged for Sgt. Bergdahl were all deemed "high" risks to the US and its allies by Joint Task Force Guantanamo. All of them were closely allied with al Qaeda prior to their detention. Two of them have been wanted for war crimes by the UN.

US officials have identified American suicide bomber in Syria

US officials have identified the first American suicide bomber in Syria as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who reportedly grew up in Florida. Abusalha went by the alias "Abu Hurayra al Amriki" and joined the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria.

Under Pressure, Hagel Promises to Act on Guantánamo Transfers

Previously obscure al Qaeda leader responds to dissenters

In March, a group of nine al Qaeda jihadists wrote a letter supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), a group that has been disowned by al Qaeda's general command. Al Qaeda has now published a response written by a little-known ideologue named Abu 'Amer al Naji.

Obama's Afghanistan pullout may end domination of drones

ISAF raids against al Qaeda and allies in Afghanistan 2007-2013

Mapping special operations forces raids against al Qaeda and allied groups in Afghanistan shows that al Qaeda's network has remained active in Afghanistan up until ISAF ceased issuing press releases on its targeting in June 2013.

CIA drone strike program in Pakistan winding down

Al Qaeda remains in Afghanistan despite drawdown plans

As Obama draws down, al Qaeda grows in Afghanistan

UN: Al Qaeda foreign fighters expand global reach

Afghans anxious over Obama plan to end troop presence by 2016

US to end presence in Afghanistan by end of 2016

Boko Haram shows changing al Qaeda threat

American took part in suicide bombings, Al Nusrah Front sharia official says

A top sharia official in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, says that a suicide bomber who recently took part in a coordinated assault was known as Abu Hurayra al Amriki, or Abu Hurayra "the American." The bomber's identity has not been confirmed by US officials.

Suicide bombers attacked Western soldiers in Djibouti

Terrorists exploit social networks in North Africa

Al Nusrah Front, Suqour al Sham launch joint suicide assault in Syria

Al Qaeda's affiliate and a unit in the supposedly moderate Islamic Front executed a complex suicide attack and used three foreign fighters. One is rumored to be an American, although that report is unconfirmed.

Ansar Jerusalem denies death of shady figure, mocks Egyptian officials

Zawahiri again addresses jihadist infighting in Syria

In a newly released three-page statement, Ayman al Zawahiri again says that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) owed its allegiance to al Qaeda's senior leadership before disobeying orders. Any pledges of allegiance collected by the ISIS since then "are null pledges, because they arose from a direct violation of my command as his direct emir," he states.