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US Looks to Set Size of Afghan Presence

Another IMU 'weapons facilitator' captured in northern Afghanistan

Reports of raids against al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan have decreased over the past two months, but "that does not indicate there were no missions executed, just that there was not a release issued," ISAF told LWJ.

Notes from Afghanistan

White House Presses for Drone Rule Book

Boko Haram suicide bombs kill 11 at Nigerian military church

The al Qaeda-linked Nigerian terror group has carried out at least 19 suicide attacks this year. Boko Haram's targets have included churches, mosques, newspapers, government officials, and security forces.

Shias in Pakistan receive death threat text messages

Al Nusrah Front claims suicide attack at hospital, joint operation with Chechen fighters

The suicide attack targeted a military headquarters at a French hospital in Aleppo. In Handarat, Al Nusrah launched an assault on an air defense brigade base with a "battalion of Chechen emigrants."

US adds Pakistani hawala, 2 Taliban financiers to terrorism list

Rahat Ltd., a Pakistan-based hawala, its owner, and the owner of the Quetta branch, were added to the terrorism list for supporting the Taliban, including Mullah Barich, the shadow governor of Helmand province.

Internal emails offer details on bin Laden burial

'Intelligence Community' Deleted Al Qaeda Reference From CIA Benghazi Document

From al Qaeda in Italy to Ansar al Sharia Tunisia

Two convicted members of an al Qaeda-affiliated terror network in Italy are now senior members of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia. One of them, Sami Ben Khemais Essid, was the head of al Qaeda's operations in Italy and plotted to attack the US Embassy in Rome in early 2001.

Syrian jihadist groups reject rebel council, call for Islamic state

Ansar al Sharia Egypt releases founding statement

Ashush.jpgAnsar al Sharia Egypt has released a statement outlining its 16 goals. In addition to working toward the implementation of sharia law, the group says it will support the mujahideen opposed to the "Zionist-Crusader" coalition. The group is headed by Ahmed Ashush, a jihadist with longstanding ties to al Qaeda.

France eyes Middle East influence, image with Syria gamble

Pakistani Taliban Turn to Kidnapping to Finance Operations

Sahel terror alliances start to fray

Pakistan 'frees' dangerous Taliban commander as part of Afghan reconciliation process

Anwar ul Haq Mujahid is the commander of the Tora Bora Military Front, a Taliban subgroup based in Nangarhar province that has been behind numerous attacks on Afghan and Coalition forces as well as civilians. His father was close to Osama bin Laden.

Syrian rebels seize territory north of Golan Heights

Zawahiri calls on Muslims to implement sharia

Zawahiri-OBL-eulogy.jpgIn a statement released online, al Qaeda's emir provides several goals for Muslims to strive toward. While ignoring the toll that al Qaeda's violence has taken inside the Muslim world, Zawahiri says that Muslims must resist the "Crusader" alliance and implement sharia law.

Al Nusrah Front claims suicide attack in Hama