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A new government report on Afghanistan says that "hostile forces remain operational," little progress has been made toward peace and stability, national reconciliation has not succeeded, and insider attacks are an increasing concern. Germany plans to spend $558 million per year until 2016 to improve Afghan living conditions and governance, and an additional $194 million for Afghan security forces.
Jihadist rapper Denis Mamdou Cuspert, a.k.a. Deso Dogg and Abu Talha al-Almani, released a video jointly with Millatu Ibrahim and the Global Islamic Media Front calling for Germans to emigrate and join the jihad. "We raise the black flags and ride to the battle
to Jerusalem to free our holy city," he said. A number of German Salafists have emigrated to Egypt since Millatu Ibrahim was outlawed in Germany this spring.
The banned German Salafist group Millatu Ibrahim issued a statement on jihadist forums announcing its shift from preaching to jihad, and praising two women as its "first martyrs." The women died in a car accident on Eid al-Adha after emigrating from Germany with their husbands and "many brothers and sisters" to "the land of jihad and martyrdom." Leading members of the group moved to Egypt earlier this year.
German police arrested Fouad Charouali, a French national wanted for his role in the 2003 Casablanca bombings, at an airport in Munich as he was traveling with his family from Paris to Dubai. France had sentenced him to eight years in prison in 2007. His arrest came after Moroccan authorities issued an international arrest warrant; Germany has begun extradition proceedings.