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Iraqi forces, Iranian-supported militias report success in Baiji

The League of the Righteous, a Shiite militia that is responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers in Iraq between 2006-2011, helped Iraqi forces take control of Baiji. The US provided air support.


Abdullah Azzam Brigades leader calls on Lebanese people to attack Hezbollah

Abdullah Azzam Brigades leader Sirajeddine Zurayqat has called on Sunnis in Lebanon to fight against Hezbollah. Zurayqat's call to arms was posted on his official Twitter account. His anti-Iran, anti-Hezbollah messaging is consistent with the Al Nusrah Front's propaganda campaign.


Lebanese soldier defects to al Qaeda's Syrian branch

The Al Nusrah Front has announced that a Lebanese soldier, Mohammed Antar, has defected to the jihadist group. Al Nusrah has released a photo and video of Antar, which are part of the organization's ongoing propaganda campaign against Iran, Hezbollah, and the Lebanese government.


Al Nusrah Front releases video, photos from battle against Hezbollah

The Al Nusrah Front reportedly launched attacks on a number of Hezbollah outposts yesterday. The group has released a video and pictures from one of its raids.


Al Nusrah Front propaganda focuses on Iranian influence in Lebanon, Syria

The Al Nusrah Front continues to use its Lebanese hostages in its propaganda campaign against Iran and Hezbollah.


Al Nusrah Front leader says Americans and Europeans will pay the 'tax' of war

Abu Muhammad al Julani seeks to undermine public support for airstrikes in Syria by arguing that citizens in the West, and not just their rulers, will pay the price for the war. Julani also discusses Al Nusrah's fight against Hezbollah and urges jihadists not to join the West in the fight against the Islamic State.


Al Nusrah Front threatens to execute 2nd Lebanese hostage

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has threatened to kill a second Lebanese hostage. The group has already executed a Lebanese soldier who had been held in its custody since August.


Al Nusrah Front threatens life of Lebanese soldier held hostage amid fighting

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has repeatedly threatened to kill a Lebanese soldier in its custody this week. In a tweet earlier today, the group said that the soldier was the "first casualty" in its stalled negotiations with the Lebanese military.


Al Nusrah Front releases English-language summary of monthly operations

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has released an English-language pamphlet highlighting its activities throughout the month of August. The publication focuses on the group's military operations, including targeting Assad's forces and Hezbollah fighters, as well as its social work.


Al Nusrah Front video features captured members of Lebanese security forces

The Al Nusrah Front is using hostages from Lebanon's security forces in its anti-Hezbollah propaganda. Al Nusrah, an official branch of al Qaeda, is attempting to pressure Hezbollah into withdrawing its forces from Syria.


Hezbollah 'trainer' killed during fighting in northern Iraq

Hezbollah, which helped establish Shia terror groups in Iraq beginning in 2005, said that Ibrahim al Hajj, a trainer, was killed while "performing his jihadi duties" in Tal Afar.


Al Qaeda-affiliated groups claim credit for joint attack on Hezbollah

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades and the Al Nusrah Front in Lebanon have claimed credit for joint rocket attacks on Hezbollah "strongholds" in Hermel, Lebanon. The attacks are part of the spillover from the war in Syria.


Israeli navy intercepts Iranian weapons shipment headed for Gaza

Today's operation marks at least the fourth time since 2002 that Israel has publicly announced that its forces had intercepted a sea-based Iranian weapons smuggling attempt.


Syrian troops, Hezbollah fighters kill foreign jihadists in ambush

More than 170 Islamist fighters from the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front are reported to have been killed in an ambush outside of Damascus. "Most of them [were] Saudis, Qataris and Chechens," Syrian television claimed.


Abdullah Azzam Brigades launches double suicide attack on Iranian cultural center in Beirut

The al Qaeda-linked group threatened further attacks against Iran and Hezbollah if their forces are not withdrawn from Syria and jihadists are not freed from Lebanese prisons.


Al Nusrah Front launches another suicide attack in Lebanon

The Al Nusrah Front, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continue to target Hezbollah in Lebanon.


Al Nusrah Front suicide bomber kills 5 in attack on Hezbollah

AL Qaeda-affiliated groups are stepping up attacks on Hezbollah and Iranian interests in Lebanon as the Syrian civil war rages.


Emir of Abdullah Azzam Brigades detained in Lebanon

Majid.jpgMajid bin Muhammad al Majid, a Saudi jihadist who leads the al Qaeda-associated Abdullah Azzam Brigades, is thought to have been captured last month.


Treasury designates 4 members of Hezbollah's leadership

The Treasury Department issued designations against four Hezbollah operatives for their role in a variety of terror activities across the Middle East. At least one of those designated is a member of Hezbollah's Political Council.


Al Nusrah Front and Ansar al Khilafah seize town near Aleppo, execute Syrian soldiers

Both groups claimed credit for overrunning the Syrian military and Hezbollah in Khan al Asal, a town where chemical weapons are reported to have been used in the past.
 
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