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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.

ISIS' 'Diyala Division' lauds foreign suicide bombers, including Dane

The Diyala Division praised 26 suicide bombers, including foreign fighters from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tajikistan, Chechnya, and Denmark.

Islamic Caucasus Emirate confirms death of emir Doku Umarov

Umarov was rumored to have been killed late last year, but his death has not been confirmed by the Islamic Caucasus Emirate until now.

Chechen-led group swears allegiance to head of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham

Omar al Chechen.jpgThe Chechen-led Army of the Emigrants and Helpers in Syria has sworn allegiance to the head of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The group is awaiting approval from the head of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Caucasus Emirate.

Dagestani jihadist group issues statement on Boston bombings

One of the Boston Marathon bombers made a trip to Dagestan and Chechnya last year. US officials are investigating whether or not he made contact with jihadist groups operating in the region. The investigation is ongoing.

Manhunt continues in Boston, as analysts turn to social media for clues

suspects-in-crowd-1.jpgA YouTube page that appears to have been created by one of the Boston Marathon bombers contains links to jihadist propaganda. The same suspect reportedly traveled abroad for seven months last year.

Veteran Sudanese jihadist killed in French airstrike in Mali

Abu Hazim al Sudani waged jihad in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Chechnya, and the Sudan before he was finally killed by the French in Mali.

Boko Haram emir praises al Qaeda

Abubakar-Shekau.jpgAbubakar Shekau said he and his fighters support jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Algeria, Libya, and Mali.

Spain arrests 3 al Qaeda suspects

Spanish authorities announced the arrests of three suspected al Qaeda operatives who had allegedly amassed enough explosives to destroy a bus, or do even more damage.

Bin Laden loyalist transferred from Guantanamo to Sudan

Ibrahim-Ahmed-Mahmoud-al-Qosi.jpgIbrahim al Qosi served Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda for years in a variety of capacities. Leaked and declassified files portray him as an experienced combat veteran who fought in Chechnya and Afghanistan. As a courier, he may have delivered money to the operatives who attempted to kill Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in 1995.

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.

Russian forces kill al Qaeda's envoy to the Islamic Causasus Emirate

Mohannad.jpgMuhannad commanded the International Islamic Battalion, the unit comprised of Arab and other foreign fighters. He also was the deputy military leader in Chechnya.

Suicide bomber kills 16 in southern Russia

A Caucasus Emirate suicide bomber killed 16 people and wounded 98 more in an attack at a market the southern city of Vladikavkaz.

Police defeat Caucasus Emirate assault on Chechen president's hometown

Twelve terrorists and five policemen were killed in the complex attack carried out by heavily armed suicide bombers.

Al Qaeda bodyguard and accountant pleads guilty before military commission

Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi, a Sudanese detainee held at Guantanamo, pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission today. Al Qosi served the Taliban and al Qaeda in a variety of roles beginning in 1990.

US designates Caucasus Emirate leader Doku Umarov a global terrorist

Umarov is the founder and emir of the Caucasus Emirate, an al Qaeda-linked group that conducts attacks in Russia.

Al Qaeda leader in Turkey captured

Abu-Zar-thumb.jpgAbu Zar was planning to conduct attacks against Turkish forces in Afghanistan. Turkey has rounded up more than 150 suspected al Qaeda operatives and supporters during raids nationwide this week.

Caucasus jihad: Terror tactics back on the horizon?

The leader of the Emirate has announced that this year will be the "offensive year." With it, suicide bombings and more radicalized tactics may be returning to the scene.

Doku Umarov declares Islamic Caucasus Emirate

Al Qaeda-linked Chechen terrorist establishes emirate in the Russian Republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkana, Karachay-Cherkessia, and beyond.

Chechen al Qaeda Emir Abu Hafs Killed

Russian security services killed the Chechen al Qaeda leader in neighboring Dagestan Abu Hafs al-Urduni Click image to view. The Russian government has made significant progress against the Chechen branch of al Qaeda over the past year. Today, Russian's Federal...