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Extremist threat hangs over key Tunisia elections




With World Trade site largely rebuilt, New York marks Sept.11




Jamaat-ul-Ahrar celebrates 9/11 attack




Al Nusrah Front releases eulogy commemorating Ahrar al Sham leaders

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has released a statement honoring the Ahrar al Sham leaders killed in yesterday's explosion. Al Nusrah says they were among the "best" of men and leaders.


Al Qaeda members mourn Ahrar al Sham, Islamic Front leaders on Twitter

Several influential al Qaeda members have used their Twitter feeds to mourn the slain leaders of Ahrar al Sham and the Islamic Front. The jihadists were killed in an explosion earlier today. One well-connected jihadist, who appears to be an al Qaeda media operative, claimed that the head of the Islamic Front had been in communication with Ayman al Zawahiri.


Al Qaeda's shadowy new 'emir' in South Asia handed tough job




Blast kills leader of Syrian Islamist group, other top figures




Head of Islamic Front, other senior leaders killed in explosion

The Islamic Front announced today that more than one dozen of its senior leaders were killed in a car bombing in Idlib. Among the slain leaders is Hassan Abboud, who was the leader of Ahrar al Sham and the head of the Islamic Front's political office. Abboud was especially close to Ayman al Zawahiri's representative in Syria.


UN Security Council to set out plan to stop foreign fighters joining extremist groups in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere




Killing and preaching, Nigerian militants carve out 'caliphate'




Al Nusrah Front releases English-language summary of monthly operations

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has released an English-language pamphlet highlighting its activities throughout the month of August. The publication focuses on the group's military operations, including targeting Assad's forces and Hezbollah fighters, as well as its social work.


AQAP endorses new branch of terror network in the Indian subcontinent

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has congratulated its "brothers" in al Qaeda for creating a new branch in the Indian subcontinent. AQAP offers "special congratulations" to "our Sheikh and good Emir," Ayman al Zawahiri.


Somalia put on high alert after Shabaab leader confirmed dead




Shabaab names new emir, reaffirms allegiance to al Qaeda

Less than one week after Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed in an American airstrike, Shabaab has named a new leader and publicly reaffirmed its allegiance to al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri.


Al Qaeda veteran takes on a more prominent role as spokesman in Syria

Abu Firas al Suri long served as a clandestine figure in al Qaeda's international terrorist network. Today he serves as the Al Nusrah Front's spokesman. He is tasked with defending Al Nusrah's capture of more than 40 UN peacekeepers.


US confirms Shabaab emir Godane killed in airstrike

'Removing Godane from the battlefield is a major symbolic and operational loss to al-Shabaab," the Pentagon's spokesman said. But jihadist groups have withstood the loss of top leaders in the past.


The Islamic State's global reach




Indian states on alert after al Qaeda announces local wing




Taliban suicide assault team targets NDS headquarters in Ghazni

Fourteen security personnel and 19 heavily armed Taliban fighters were killed and another 154 people were wounded during the coordinated attack.


Ansar Jerusalem kills 11 Egyptian soldiers


 
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