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State Department designations target al Qaeda's international network

Four of the al Qaeda operatives designated by the State Department have supported the jihad in Syria. One of them may be tied to a key leader in the so-called "Khorasan Group," which was planning attacks in the West. A fifth al Qaeda veteran designated today was sent to Libya by Ayman al Zawahiri in 2011.


State Department adds Chechen, Moroccan-led jihadist groups to terrorist list

The US added the Chechen-led Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar and the Moroccan-led Harakat Sham al Islam, as well as Murad Margoshvilli, the leader of the Junud al Sham, to the list of Specially Designated Global terrorists. The Margoshvilli and the two terror groups are closely tied to al Qaeda in Syria.


Obama asks UN to help 'dismantle this network of death' in Iraq and Syria




Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges by Jordan court and released from jail




France blames Turkey for 'jihadi' arrest fiasco




Al Nusrah Front posts photos showing aftermath of US bombings

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has posted a series of photos purportedly showing sites struck by the US.


Obama, After Airstrikes in Syria, Says US Will 'Take the Fight' to ISIS




CENTCOM videos show airstrikes on Islamic State facilities in Syria




US airstrikes target Al Nusrah Front, Islamic State in Syria

Jihadists on Twitter have posted pictures of Al Nusrah Front locations struck in the US bombing campaign in Syria. The strikes are aimed at the so-called Khorasan group, which has been planning attacks against the US and its interests, as well as a number of other targets. Jihadists claim that al Qaeda veterans have been killed in the bombings.


US air war against jihadists in Syria begins

Airstrikes targeted Islamic State command and control centers in Raqqah, the jihadist group's de facto capital in eastern Syria, as well as arms caches, supply depots, and ground units near the Iraqi border. Also, the US hit al Qaeda's Khorasan Group near Aleppo.


Report: Qatar arming Islamist extremists




Al Nusrah Front threatens to execute 2nd Lebanese hostage

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has threatened to kill a second Lebanese hostage. The group has already executed a Lebanese soldier who had been held in its custody since August.


Al Qaeda Tunisia offshoot offers backing to ISIS




Pakistani Taliban commander killed during fighting in North Waziristan

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan said that Mohammad Hassan recently was freed from a prison in Afghanistan before rejoining the fight in Pakistan's tribal areas.


Judge Questions Plea Deal With Man Tied to Lethal Qaeda Bombings




Al Nusrah Front threatens life of Lebanese soldier held hostage amid fighting

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has repeatedly threatened to kill a Lebanese soldier in its custody this week. In a tweet earlier today, the group said that the soldier was the "first casualty" in its stalled negotiations with the Lebanese military.


Islamist foreign fighters returning home and the threat to Europe

Testimony to the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats on the threat posed by Islamist foreign fighters returning home to Europe.


Al Qaeda leader released from Iranian custody reported killed

Abu Amru al Masri was previously described as a "mid-level commander," in one of Osama bin Laden's documents that was dated June 11, 2009.


AQIS claims plot to strike US warships was executed by Pakistani Navy officers

The spokesman for al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent said that all of those who participated in the attempted hijacking of the PNS Zulfiqar were active duty naval officers.


Al Qaeda branches urge jihadist unity against US

AQAP and AQIM have issued a joint statement encouraging the jihadists in Syria to unite in the face of the American-led opposition. However, the statement should not be read as an indication that they are breaking ranks from al Qaeda. The two groups also offer their condolences for the Ahrar al Sham leaders who were killed earlier this month.
 
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