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Looking Toward Future, Army Plans to Relocate Overseas Stores




NCTC director: 'We remain at war with al Qaeda'

During testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security on July 25, National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen provided his organization's view of the ongoing fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates.


Fifteen government officials in Baqubah quit after receiving death threats from al Qaeda in Iraq. Security forces detained 19 wanted men in Kirkuk.




Nervous Iraq keeps its eye on neighbouring Syria




Six Kurdish security personnel were killed in a motorcycle bomb blast in Kirkuk. Security forces captured two al Qaeda in Iraq fighters in Wasit.




Al Qaeda in Iraq's political front, the Islamic State of Iraq, claimed credit for the July 23 bombings and attacks that killed more than 100 people. The government has barred Chevron from operating in Iraq after it negotiated deals with the Kurdish Regional Government.




Al Qaeda in Iraq claims nationwide attacks that killed more than 100 Iraqis

The Islamic State of Iraq said the offensive was launched "in application of the directives of Sheikh Mujahid Abu Bakr al Baghdadi," the terror group's emir.


Slain Syrian official supported al Qaeda in Iraq

Assef Shawkat, a top Syrian official killed in a bomb blast last week, was a key ally of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). Leaked State Department cables show that General David Petraeus repeatedly warned of the collusion between Syrian officials, including Shawkat, and AQI's top foreign fighter facilitator.


The Unresolved Mystery of Syria's 'Iraqi' Chemical Weapons




Al Qaeda launches coordinated attacks across Iraq




Al Qaeda in Iraq killed more than 100 people in coordinated attacks in 13 cities throughout Iraq. The border police have opened Iraq's borders to Syrian refugees.




Syria says could use chemical arms against foreign intervention




More than 25 Iraqis were killed in bombings and attacks throughout the country. Islamic State of Iraq leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi said al Qaeda would target Iraqi officials in a wave of assassinations.




Insurgents killed an Iraqi soldier in Baghdad and a Peshmerga fighter in Kirkuk. One of Vice President Khudayr al Khuzaie's bodyguards was gunned down in Baghdad.




Syria Rebels Seize Border Posts as Residents Flee Damascus




Syrian rebels seize all border posts with Iraq




Iraq said it would sue Syria's former ambassador after he said he helped jihadists enter Iraq starting in 2003. Oil exports are down for the third straight month after reaching a peak in April.




Maliki urges US to speed up arms transfers




Insurgents killed five security personnel in an attack on a checkpoint in Rashidiyah. Insurgents also killed two policemen and two civilians in an attack on a checkpoint in Hammam al Alil.




Al-Qaeda tries to carve out a war for itself in Syria