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Suicide bomber kills Iraqi lawmaker who was prominent Awakening leader, and 5 others

aifan560.jpgSheikh Aifan Sadoun Aifan al-Issawi, an Iraqi parliamentarian and one of the leaders of the Sunni tribal "Awakening," was assassinated while inspecting a road construction project near Fallujah.


Shabaab releases photos of French commando captured in failed rescue mission

Shabaab displayed the body and equipment of a French commando who was wounded and captured late last week following a failed hostage rescue in Somalia, and later died. The terror group also said the "fate" of hostage Denis Allex will be announced soon.


A Dane tells of his life as a spy inside the al-Qaida network




Denmark - New controls over PET announced in wake of media Storm




French troops intervene in Mali




Al Qaeda in Sudan launches 'student wing' at University of Khartoum




Shabaab kills, captures French soldiers during failed rescue mission in Somalia

French commandos from the General Directorate for External Security attempted to rescue Denis Allex, one of their operatives captured in 2009. The French said they believe Allex was killed in the raid; Shabaab denied the claim.


Al Nusrah, jihadist allies overrun Syrian airbase

A jihadist alliance made up of the Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham, and the Islamic Vanguard seized control of the Taftanaz air base in Idlib.


Taliban welcome complete withdrawal of US troops




US drone strikes in Pakistan on rise for 2013




'Key al Qaeda paramilitary commander' killed in recent drone strike in Pakistan

Sheikh Yasin Al Kuwaiti, who was killed in a US drone strike on Jan. 8, was a "key al Qaeda paramilitary commander" who was "very high up the food chain," a US intelligence official who tracks the terror group in Pakistan's tribal areas told The Long War Journal.


Osama bin Laden's documents cited by Canadian intelligence




Afghans say total US pullout would trigger disaster




Malian jihadists advance southward




West African jihadist group forms 4 'battalions,' names 3 after al Qaeda leaders

The al Qaeda-linked Movement for Tawhid [Unity] and Jihad in West Africa created the Abdullah Azzam, Al Zarqawi, and the Abu al Laith al Libi battalions, as well as the Martyrdom-Seekers Battalion. These join the previously established Osama bin Laden Battalion.


Syria: The Story of How Jihad Was Declared




Analysis: Study shows rise of al Qaeda affiliate in Syria




Stanley McChrystal criticises reliance on drones as strikes hit Pakistan




Tunisia frees Benghazi suspect

The Tunisian government has freed Ali Harzi, a key suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The FBI questioned Harzi in December, and Ansar al Sharia Tunisia released photos of the investigating agents online.


US drones launch 2 strikes in North Waziristan

Two compounds were hit in the Mir Ali area. The US has now launched six strikes in Pakistan so far this year.
 
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