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Balkans launch fight against jihadist recruitment

The Islamic State's global reach

Bosnian protests: A Balkan Spring?

Turkish Flotilla Charity Tied to Terrorism Again

Serbian national Mevlid Jasarevic was sentenced to 15 years in jail after a new trial on terrorism charges for firing an automatic rifle at the US Embassy in Sarajevo in 2011. During his appeal, Jasarevic apologized and said he had been manipulated by Islamist mentors who later abandoned him.

Ex-Guantanamo detainee reportedly killed in Syria

Slimane-Hadj-Abderrahmane.jpgSlimane Hadj Abderrahmane, an ex-Gitmo detainee, has reportedly been killed while fighting in Syria. Abderrahmane was allegedly a member of an al Qaeda-linked group prior to his detention in late 2001. Authorities at Guantanamo deemed him a "high" risk to the US and its allies.

The Muslim community elected moderate cleric Hussein Kavazovic as its new spiritual leader. Ultraconservative Wahabi Muslims in Sarajevo called for the imposition of sharia; activist Bilal Bosnic was prevented from traveling to an Islamist protest in Serbia.

Serbia: Thousands of Muslim football fans protest anti-Islam film

Egypt demands release of Guantanamo detainee

Worsening Syria war drives civilians from homes

For Saudi ex-jihadis: a stipend, a wife, and a new life

On the 'merchant of death'

Police arrested radical Islamist leader Nusret Imamovic and his brother Eldin in a raid in Gornja Maoca, the center of Bosnia's Wahabi community, for their roles in attacks that included the shooting at the US embassy in Sarajevo in October 2011 and the bombing of the Bugojino police station in June 2010.

With Launches In Balkans and Beyond, Al-Jazeera Building New Spheres Of Influence

Jihadist releases bio of Yemeni al Qaeda operative killed in Somalia

Abu 'Asim al Tabuki Mansour Nasser al Bihani waged jihad in Bosnia, Dagestan, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. He trained Omar Hammami, the American military commander in Shabaab. Two of Abu 'Asim's brothers are currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

Bosnia imams speak out after attack on US embassy

Mevlid Jasarevic, a Serb, was arrested for shooting a Kalashnikov at the US embassy in Sarajevo. At least one embassy guard was injured. Condemning the "terrorist attack," Bosnian authorities said they did not yet know if the shooter acted alone.

White House defends continuing US role in Libya operation

Italian court convicts former Gitmo detainee of terrorism charges

An Italian court convicted a former Guantanamo detainee named Mohamed Ben Riadh Nasri of terrorsm-related charges on Monday. At Gitmo, Nasri was identified as "one of the most dangerous Tunisian operatives," as well as the emir of the Tunisian Combat Group, a known al Qaeda affiliate.

On the trail of Pakistani terror group's elusive mastermind behind the Mumbai siege