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Al Nusrah Front announces detention of 45 UN peacekeepers

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has announced its responsibility for the detention of 45 UN peacekeepers in Syria. The group claims its actions are justified because the UN supposedly works "against Muslims."


Senior IMU leader captured by ISAF in 2011 now leads fight in northern Afghanistan

In 2011, ISAF captured Qari Bilal, who was serving as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's top leader in Afghanistan. He was subsequently released by the Afghan government, and is now commanding more than 300 jihadist fighters in Kunduz.


Islamic Front and Al Nusrah Front promote 'liberation' of border crossing

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, and the Islamic Front, a coalition of several rebel groups, are using their social media pages to highlight their involvement in the rebels' assault on the Quneitra border crossing.


Ansar Jerusalem beheads 4 Egyptians accused of being Israeli 'spies'

A little more than one week after the Islamic State released a video featuring the beheading of an American photojournalist, Ansar Jerusalem has released a video online showing four Egyptian civilians being executed in the same manner. The video marks an escalation in the tactics Ansar Jerusalem is willing to broadcast in its propaganda.


Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar forms in northwestern Pakistan

The new group includes Taliban factions from the tribal agencies of Mohmand, Bajaur, Khyber, and Arakzai, and the districts of Charsadda, Peshawar, and Swat.


Al Nusrah Front video features captured members of Lebanese security forces

The Al Nusrah Front is using hostages from Lebanon's security forces in its anti-Hezbollah propaganda. Al Nusrah, an official branch of al Qaeda, is attempting to pressure Hezbollah into withdrawing its forces from Syria.


Treasury designates 2 'key' al Qaeda financiers

The Long War Journal first exposed one of the two, a jihadist known as Sanafi al Nasr, as a senior al Qaeda operative in March. Al Nasr is a senior al Qaeda leader who relocated from Pakistan to Syria last year. Treasury reveals that he previously served as the head of al Qaeda's Iran-based network.


Al Nusrah Front attempts to thwart Islamic State's advances north of Aleppo

A video released by the Al Nusrah Front features three fighters shortly before they head off to fight the Islamic State's jihadists, who have advanced on rebel positions north of Aleppo.


US adds Taliban hawala, owner, and commander to terrorist list

The Treasury designation added the Pakistan-based Basir Zarjmil Hawala and its owner Haji Abdul Basir, along with a Taliban commander known as Qari Rahmat to the US government's list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.


US adds Islamic State, Al Nusrah Front leaders to list of global terrorists

Abu Muhammed al Adnani is the Islamic State's controversial spokesman. Said Arif is a seasoned jihadist who has traveled to several battlefields and is now with the Al Nusrah Front in Syria.


AQAP seeks to capitalize on anti-Israeli sentiment in new English-language magazine

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has released a new English-language magazine titled, "Palestine, betrayal of the guilty conscience." As in past AQAP publications, the magazine includes instructions for building pressure cooker bombs and car bombs.


Fedayeen-i-Islam claims suicide assaults on Pakistani airbases

Fourteen members of the Fedayeen-i-Islam were killed during the latest assault on a Pakistani airbase.


Al Nusrah Front spokesman explains differences with Islamic State in video appearance

In a video released on Aug. 8, Abu Firas al Suri, a senior al Qaeda operative who currently serves as the Al Nusrah Front's spokesman, discusses al Qaeda's approach to waging jihad in Syria. Al Suri denies that Al Nusrah seeks to unilaterally establish an Islamic emirate.


Harakat-ul-Mujahideen 'operates terrorist training camps in eastern Afghanistan'

The jihadist group, which is tolerated by the Pakistani state and whose leader lives openly in Islamabad, is currently running training camps in eastern Afghanistan, the US State Department said.


Iraq's largest Christian town falls to Islamic State

Qaraqosh, as well as Tal Kayf, Bartella, and Karamlesh, fell to the Islamic State after Kurdish Peshmerga abandoned the towns without a fight.


US drone strike kills 5 'militants,' including foreigners in North Waziristan

The attack is the fourth by the US in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan since July 6; at least three al Qaeda leaders are thought to have been killed in one of the strikes.


Islamic State leader who defected from al Qaeda reported killed in Mosul

Abdul Rahman al Amjad al Pakistani is thought to be Abdullah al Punjabi, one of nine mid-level al Qaeda commanders to openly defect from the global jihadist group and join the Islamic State.


Baloch jihadist group in southern Afghanistan announces death of commander

Junood al Fida, a jihadist group from Baluchistan, Pakistan that fights in Afghanistan, swore allegiance to the Taliban and called Ayman al Zawahiri its emir in July.


Herat police chief accuses Iran of ramping up attacks in western Afghanistan

Herat's chief of police accused Iran of supporting the Taliban's killing spree in the province, which included the murder of two Finnish aid workers.


Ansar al Sharia ally a key figure in Benghazi security failures

Wissam Bin Hamid met with US officials in Benghazi to discuss security two days before the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack. In recent days, he has been pictured leading Ansar al Sharia and allied forces as they overran a Libyan special forces base.
 
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