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Video shows terrorist responsible for Paris market attack pledging allegiance to Islamic State

A newly released video shows Amedy Coulibaly, who killed a French policewoman and attacked a kosher market in Paris, swearing allegiance to the Islamic State. Coulibaly says he worked in concert with the Kouachi brothers, who attacked Charlie Hebdo's offices and claimed allegiance to al Qaeda.


French police end hostage crisis, kill 3 jihadists linked to known terrorists

Cherif and Said Kouachi were killed after holding a hostage at a print shop. Amedi Coulibalay, who is thought to have killed a policewoman, was killed while holding hostages at a Jewish deli.


Investigators explore ties to al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula in Charlie Hebdo attack

One of the chief suspects in the attack on Charlie Hebdo reportedly received training at an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) camp in 2011.


Terrorists who attacked French magazine displayed professional training

Videos from the scene of today's attack show the two gunmen engaging a French policeman on the streets of Paris. Two police officers are among 12 people killed in the terrorist attack on the headquarters of a satirical French magazine.


Analysis: Al Qaeda and other jihadists repeatedly threatened French magazine

It is too early to tell who was responsible for today's attack on Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine. Al Qaeda and other jihadists have repeatedly threatened the publication. By itself, however, this does not mean they were responsible.


Ansar Dine leader resurfaces, urges expulsion of France from Mali

Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag Ghaly has appeared in a video calling on Muslims to fight back against France and its allies.


ISIS touts French, German, and Libyan suicide bombers in Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continues to highlight the deaths of foreign jihadists in both Iraq and Syria.


Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun

In well over a dozen countries, evidence has emerged that jihadists who trained or fought in Syria are engaging in terrorist activities in their home countries and elsewhere.


ISIS names Danish, French suicide bombers killed in 'Ninewa Division'

A Frenchman and a Dane were among six foreign suicide bombers who conducted attacks in the Islamic State of Iraq's northernmost administrative unit in Iraq.


Shabaab claims it 'repelled' raid by Western special operations forces

Shabaab claimed that its fighters stopped a Western-led nighttime raid from the sea in the costal town of Barawe. The US special operations forces killed a top al Qaeda and Shabaab leader in Barawe four years ago.


France confirms death of senior AQIM commander Abou Zeid

President Hollande said that the senior al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb commander was killed "during combat led by the French military in the Ifoghas Mountains in northern Mali at the end of February."


Confusion reigns in confirming deaths of senior AQIM leaders in Mali

Photos have surfaced from Chadian soldiers depicting what they claim is the corpse of Mokhtar Belmokhtar. French news services have said the images depict recently reported killed al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid. Jihadist sources deny the images depict either man.


Chadian forces claim raid killed top Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpgChadian military forces operating in Mali claimed to have launched a successful counterterrorism raid against a jihadist base camp that killed top Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar. The death of Belmokhtar has not yet been confirmed by other sources.


Ansar al Sharia Egypt calls on Muslims to resist France in Mali

Ansar-al-Sharia-Egypt-Eiffel-Tower-attack.jpgAnsar al Sharia Egypt, an al Qaeda-linked group, has called on Muslims to resist France's intervention in Mali. In an entry on its Facebook page, the group posted an image of the Eiffel Tower being attacked and asked, "Is France unaware of who it is fighting?"


Mohammed al Zawahiri threatens West, condemns Mali intervention

Zawahiri-bin-Laden-Banner-French-Embassy-Cairo.jpgThe younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri has called for jihad in Mali and threatened France, as well as other countries. He "organized" last week's protest at the French Embassy in Cairo. Al Qaeda banners were on display during the protest.


Belmokhtar claims Algerian raid, slaying of hostages for al Qaeda

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpg"We in al Qaeda announce that we carried out the blessed commando operation," Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the emir of the Those who sign with Blood Brigade, said in a video.


Analysis: Al Qaeda central tightened control over hostage operations

Several months before his death in May 2011, Osama bin Laden ordered al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb to stand down with respect to hostage negotiations. The terror master said he would negotiate with France concerning AQIM's hostages. Mokhtar Belmokhtar's spokesman recently confirmed that he still answers to al Qaeda central.


Shabaab executes French hostage Denis Allex

Denis_Allex.jpg"With the rescue attempt, France has voluntarily signed Allex's death warrant," the terror group said in an official statement. Shabaab later announced he was executed. The French intelligence agent has been held by Shabaab since July 2009.


Shabaab kills, captures French soldiers during failed rescue mission in Somalia

French commandos from the General Directorate for External Security attempted to rescue Denis Allex, one of their operatives captured in 2009. The French said they believe Allex was killed in the raid; Shabaab denied the claim.


US, France assemble coalition to confront Islamists in Mali

The Islamist takeover of two-thirds of Mali this year has spurred the West as well as neighboring African countries to find a way to drive out the extremists.
 
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