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Jihadists tweet photo allegedly showing deceased Ansar al Sharia leader




Family members claim leader of Ansar al Sharia in Benghazi has died

Mohamed al Zahawi's family members have told the press that he has died due to wounds suffered in fighting last year. Zahawi has been the leader of Ansar al Sharia in Benghazi. Unconfirmed rumors of his death have circulated for months.


Ansar al Sharia Libya showcases spoils of war, key personalities in video

A newly released Ansar al Sharia video features Wissam Ben Hamid, a key figure in the security failures surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi. The video also shows Mohammed al Darsi, who appears to be the same jihadist released in exchange for a Jordanian ambassador earlier this year.


Houthi violations annull UN-sponsored deal: Yemeni official




Egypt looks to roll back Islamist militias in Libya




ISIS gaining a toehold in Libya, experts say




UN recognizes ties between Ansar al Sharia in Libya, al Qaeda

The United Nations has added the Ansar al Sharia chapters in Benghazi and Derna to its al Qaeda sanctions list, explicitly recognizing their ties to each other, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and other al Qaeda-linked groups.


Fighting between jihadists, Haftar's forces escalates in Benghazi

The fighting in Benghazi has escalated in recent days after the former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar made a renewed push to rid the city of jihadists. The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council, however, seems to be pushing back.


AQAP profiles slain media operative tied to Ayman al Zawahiri's brother

On Oct. 20, AQAP released a biography for Mustafa Ali, an Egyptian who was killed in a US drone strike in late 2013. The group says he sought "knowledge" from Mohammed al Zawahiri, the younger brother of Ayman al Zawahiri, while imprisoned in Egypt.


Holder Decision on Benghazi Case Reverberates




US drone strike kills AQAP commander in Shabwa

The strike in Shabwa reportedly killed an AQAP military commander.


Ansar al Sharia video features jihadist once thought to be US ally in Benghazi

A new video posted by Ansar al Sharia Libya features Wissam Bin Hamid. American officials once considered Bin Hamid an ally in Benghazi, but he stood idly by as the US Mission and Annex were overrun on the night of Sept. 11, 2012.


Jihadists launch multiple suicide bombings in Libya

The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council, an umbrella group that includes the al Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al Sharia, has launched a coordinated attack on forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar.


US, France propose UN sanctions on 15 foreign Islamist fighters




Extremist threat hangs over key Tunisia elections




The Islamic State's global reach




Libya Jihadists Urge Islamist Unity as Lawmakers Fight Back




Morocco ramps up counter-terror fight




Benghazi's many faces




Libya crumbles as the United States looks the other way


 
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