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Ansar al Islam claims attacks against Iraqi military, police

Ansar al Islam, a jihadist group founded in northern Iraq in September 2001, has claimed a number of attacks against the Iraqi government since the rebel offensive began earlier this month.


Zawahiri again addresses jihadist infighting in Syria

In a newly released three-page statement, Ayman al Zawahiri again says that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) owed its allegiance to al Qaeda's senior leadership before disobeying orders. Any pledges of allegiance collected by the ISIS since then "are null pledges, because they arose from a direct violation of my command as his direct emir," he states.


Al Nusrah Front rejects Syrian rebels' revolutionary covenant

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has rejected a charter signed by a number of other leading insurgency groups. Al Nusrah argues that the charter is not rooted in proper Islamic principles, among other supposed flaws.


Al Nusrah Front collects donations for new Islamic institute via Twitter

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, is using Twitter to raise funds for a new Islamic institute.


ISIS spokesman blames Zawahiri for infighting in Syria

The spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) has rejected an overture by the head of al Qaeda, Ayman al Zawahiri.


Al Nusrah Front says it will comply with Zawahiri's orders

The Al Nusrah Front has issued a statement saying it will comply with Ayman al Zawahiri's orders with respect to the ongoing dispute with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS).


Zawahiri makes another attempt at reconciliation in Syria

Ayman al Zawahiri offers an olive branch to the head of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), which has been disowned by al Qaeda. But he also details the history of ISIS and its predecessor in Iraq, saying the leadership of this group was a part of al Qaeda.


Al Nusrah Front sharia official uses social media to condemn killing of fellow jihadist

Abu Sulayman al Muhajir used his Twitter account to condemn the killing of Abu Muhammad al Fateh, the Al Nusrah Front's leader in the province of Idlib, Syria. Sulayman says that Fateh joined al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005 and went on to become a confidante of Abu Muhammad al Julani, Al Nusrah's emir.


Social Media Jihad: Still tweeting Ayman al Zawahiri




Al Nusrah Front official explains al Qaeda's strategy, conflict with former branch

A video released by the Al Nusrah Front stars Abu Sulayman al Muhajir, a jihadist ideologue who serves as a sharia official in the group. Sulayman discusses al Qaeda's organizational scheme and hierarchy, as well as the ongoing conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS).


Social Media Jihad: Tweeting a message to Zawahiri




Jihadist ideologues call on Zawahiri to detail problems with former al Qaeda affiliate

A group of jihadist ideologues has published a message addressed to Ayman al Zawahiri. They call on Zawahiri to address the specific problems they have encountered with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), which has been disowned by al Qaeda.


Al Qaeda shura council member addresses infighting in Syria

Abu Khalil al Madani has released an audio message calling on the jihadist groups in Syria to form a common sharia committee, as well as a security committee. Much of his message echoes the mediation efforts of the past.


Social Media Jihad: Banner dedicated to Zawahiri's main representative in Syria




Zawahiri eulogizes al Qaeda's slain Syrian representative

Ayman al Zawahiri has released an audio message eulogizing Abu Khalid al Suri, who was killed on Feb. 23. Zawahiri confirms that he knew al Suri since before the 9/11 attacks and that they had been in direct communication after the beginning of the Syrian revolution.


Report: Former head of al Qaeda's network in Iran now operates in Syria

Muhsin al Fadhli, a senior al Qaeda leader from Kuwait, is now operating inside Syria as part of the Al Nusrah Front. Al Fadhli has been tied to a string of plots against Western interests.


Al Nusrah Front video features veteran al Qaeda military leader

An Al Nusrah Front video features Abu Hammam al Shami, an al Qaeda veteran who swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden and has served al Qaeda's senior leaders since the late 1990s. Abu Hammam criticizes the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in the video.


Social Media Jihad: (Updated) No interview with Ayman al Zawahiri on Syrian conflict




Al Qaeda official in Syria was extremist preacher in Australia

An Al Nusrah Front video released on March 17 features Abu Sulayman al Muhajir, who was an extremist preacher in Australia. Abu Sulayman says he relocated to Syria, where he was part of al Qaeda's mediation effort in the dispute between Al Nusrah and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS). He criticizes ISIS in the video.


Islamic Front official posts pictures of al Qaeda's top representative in Syria

Hassan Abboud has posted a series of pictures of himself with Abu Khalid al Suri, al Qaeda's top operative in Syria until his demise this past weekend. Al Suri was a founding member of Ahrar al Sham, which Abboud leads.
 
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