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Official: 1,800 US Troops for Afghan Counterterror




Jihadists 'are thinking in terms of generations'




France - Parallel lives: the Brussels suspect and the Toulouse shooter




Bergdahl deal could be first step to emptying Gitmo




Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange 'won't help the peace process in any way' - Taliban spokesman

"We don't believe in the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated just after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the prisoner exchange might "be a new opening that can produce an agreement."


Mullah Omar hails release of 5 top Taliban commanders as 'great victory'

In addition to a statement from Mullah Omar, the Taliban has posted pictures of the Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo. The pictures show the jihadist leaders being greeted by their supporters and families in Qatar.


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


 
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