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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




Libya's Wissam Bin Hamid: From mechanic to warlord




Tunisia Fears Attacks by Citizens Flocking to Jihad




ISIS woos Ansar al Sharia in Libya




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.


Ansar al Sharia, allies seize Libyan special forces base in Benghazi

Ansar al Sharia and its allies have captured a key Libyan special forces base in the city of Benghazi. The base fell after days of heavy fighting and Ansar al Sharia is celebrating the spoils of its victory on its official Twitter page.


Libya violence ramps up as foreigners instructed to flee


 
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