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US adds a leader of the Mujahideen Shura Council to list of global terrorists

In addition to serving as a senior MSC leader, Abdallah al Ashqar is on the jihadist group's military committee, is a "foreign relations official," and a weapons facilitator.

US government adds Gaza-based jihadist 'umbrella' group to terrorist designation lists

The US government today added the Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) to the foreign terrorist organization list and labeled the group a specially designated global terrorist entity.

Analysis: What the Gaza war means for Iran

As the war in Gaza continues, Iran's political, military, and religious calculations ascribe similar but not identical values to the ongoing conflict. The ways in which Iranian leaders codify events on the ground vary depending on their interests at home and abroad.

Abdullah Azzam Brigades launches rocket attacks from Gaza

Social Media Jihad: Honoring al Qaeda's chief representative in Syria

Salafi-Jihadists in Gaza to continue efforts to establish Islamic Emirate

Efforts to establish an Islamic Emirate in the Gaza Strip are continuing, according to a leading Salafi-Jihadist in Gaza.

Israeli Air Force kills leader of the Tawhid and Jihad Group in Gaza airstrike

On Saturday, the Israeli Air Force killed Abu al Walid al Maqdisi, the former emir of the Tawhid and Jihad Group in Jerusalem. Al Maqdisi's death may provide evidence of the consolidation of Salafi-Jihadist groups in Gaza into the Mujahideen Shura Council.

Israeli Air Force shoots down foreign drone

IAF-drone-shootdown.jpgOn Saturday morning the Israeli Air Force shot down a foreign drone in the northern Negev. The origin of the drone is currently unknown, but early theories point to Hezbollah or Iran.

'Global jihadists' overrun Egyptian Army outpost on Israeli border

More than 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed as an al Qaeda-linked terror group overran an outpost, seized two armored personnel carriers, and crossed into Israel. Israeli troops destroyed one of the APCs, and killed six terrorists. In a separate operation, the Israeli Air Force targeted a Mujahideen Shura Council "terrorist squad" that was plotting future attacks.

State Department: former Gitmo detainee led terror cell in Jordan

According to a new report by the US State Department, Usama Abu Kabir, a former Gitmo detainee, was arrested in Jordan in April 2009 while plotting a terrorist attack against Israel. Kabir was allegedly the leader of a terrorist cell.