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Leader of Iranian-backed militia killed in eastern Iraq

The leader of the Mukhtar Army, who was also the secretary-general of Hezbollah in Iraq, was killed in Diyala province. Supporters of the Islamic State claimed the group is responsible for his death.


Islamic State overruns Badr Brigade position near Samarra

The jihadist group also launched suicide attacks and assaults in towns around the central Iraqi city.


AQAP claims bombing of Iranian ambassador's residence in Yemen

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed credit for a car bombing this morning outside the Sana'a residence of Iran's new ambassador to Yemen.


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.


Austria's radical Islam problem

The small Alpine country has become an extremist hub, where Hamas enjoys support, Iranian intelligence maintains a significant presence, and jihadist groups such as the Islamic State are drawing members and planning attacks.


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 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.


Treasury designations target al Qaeda's international fundraising and facilitation network

The Treasury Department targeted six al Qaeda financiers and facilitators yesterday. Their work spans the globe, covering more than 10 nations from the Middle East to Southeast Asia.


Senior al Qaeda strategist part of so-called 'Khorasan group'

An al Qaeda leader known as Sanafi al Nasr is a part of the so-called "Khorasan group," which was dispatched to Syria by Ayman al Zawahiri. Like another member of the group, Nasr was once the head of al Qaeda's Iran-based network.


Al Qaeda leader released from Iranian custody reported killed

Abu Amru al Masri was previously described as a "mid-level commander," in one of Osama bin Laden's documents that was dated June 11, 2009.


US aided Hezbollah Brigades in breaking Islamic State siege of Iraqi town

Hezbollah Brigades, which was listed by the US as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 2009, now controls access to Amerli.


US airstrikes in Amerli supported deadly Shia terror group

The League of the Righteous, which is responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers, was part of the Iraqi force that liberated Amerli. The group is closely tied to Iran's Qods Force and three of its leaders are Specially Designated Global terrorists.


Herat police chief accuses Iran of ramping up attacks in western Afghanistan

Herat's chief of police accused Iran of supporting the Taliban's killing spree in the province, which included the murder of two Finnish aid workers.


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.


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.


ISIS' 'Diyala Division' lauds foreign suicide bombers, including Dane

The Diyala Division praised 26 suicide bombers, including foreign fighters from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tajikistan, Chechnya, and Denmark.


Al Qaeda spokesman convicted on terrorism charges

A New York jury has convicted Sulaiman Abu Ghaith on terrorism charges. In the weeks following 9/11, he became infamous for his threats against America. During questioning by the FBI in 2013, Abu Ghaith admitted he knew a Guantanamo detainee who is still in custody.


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.
 
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