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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: Al Qaeda attempts to undermine new Islamic State with old video of Osama bin Laden

Al Qaeda has posted a video featuring Osama bin Laden from mid-2001. Al Qaeda is attempting to undermine the legitimacy of the Islamic State's announced caliphate by highlighting bin Laden's testimony. Bin Laden spoke of the "pillars" necessary for building a "strong Islamic state."


Taliban calls for reconciliation in Syria, avoids mentioning Islamic State's caliphate

The Taliban's statement avoids any explicit mention of the Islamic State or its announced caliphate, even though the Islamic State has claimed that all Muslims must pledge allegiance to its leader.


Al Qaeda ally calls for statement on Islamic State's caliphate

Hani Sibai, a longtime ally of Ayman al Zawahiri, has called on al Qaeda to issue a statement regarding the Islamic State's announced caliphate.


Iran's stance on Iraq: neither new nor improved




ISIS and the threat to Turkey

The recent hostage crisis in Mosul is only the latest sign that Turkey's new neighbor, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, poses a serious threat to Turkey's national security.


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.


Iranian perspectives on the crisis in Iraq




Previously obscure al Qaeda leader responds to dissenters

In March, a group of nine al Qaeda jihadists wrote a letter supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), a group that has been disowned by al Qaeda's general command. Al Qaeda has now published a response written by a little-known ideologue named Abu 'Amer al Naji.


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 suspected in car bombing at Syrian-Turkish border




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.


Abu Qatada provides jihadists with ideological guidance from a Jordanian prison

Prior to 9/11, Abu Qatada inspired numerous al Qaeda operatives. Now imprisoned in Jordan, he is providing ideological guidance to jihadists in Syria and North Africa.


Head of al Qaeda's 'Victory Committee' survived battle in Syria

Sanafi al Nasr, a senior al Qaeda leader who was reportedly killed in Latakia, Syria in late March, is alive. Nasr leads an al Qaeda committee responsible for the group's strategic planning and policy.


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.


Al Qaeda's general manager threatens America in video of large gathering

A video of Nasir al Wuhayshi, al Qaeda's general manager, has sparked renewed interest in the media. Wuhayshi threatens the US in the video. His "core" leadership role gives him influence across al Qaeda's international network.
 
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