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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 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).


ISIS' 'Southern Division' praises foreign suicide bombers

ISIS-Wilayats.jpgThe suicide bombers, who conducted attacks just south of Baghdad, are from Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. The Southern Division is one of 16 administrative areas defined by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.


Jordan rearrests ex-Gitmo detainee once deemed a 'high' risk

A former Guantanamo detainee named Osama Abu Kabir has been arrested in Jordan. The charges have not been made public, but his arrest seems to be connected to Jordanian concerns about the jihad in Syria.


ISIS parades on outskirts of Baghdad

Hundreds of Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fighters paraded their vehicles, which included captured Iraqi military trucks and an artillery piece, through the streets of Abu Ghraib and Fallujah.


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.


Dane, Uzbek among 30 suicide bombers eulogized by ISIS

Of the 30 suicide bombers who were identified, the noms de guerre of 24 of them indicate that they were from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.


Head of al Qaeda 'Victory Committee' in Syria

Sanafi al Nasr heads al Qaeda's "Victory Committee" and has relocated to Syria. He has become a vocal critic of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) and has been allied with ISIS' main jihadist rivals, including the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria.


US drones kill al Qaeda operative who fought in Iraq

An al Qaeda commander in northern Yemen known as Ali Juraym was killed in the strike. He previously fought for al Qaeda in Iraq.


ISIS suicide assault team strikes government complex in Samarra

A Tunisian known as Abu Anas al Tunisi was a member of the three-man suicide assault team that targeted a government complex in Samarra.


Al Nusrah Front emir issues ultimatum to ISIS

Muhammad al Julani gave the ISIS five days to come to an agreement or face a concerted effort to "banish it" from both Syria and Iraq.


ISIS confirms death of senior leader in Syria

Abu Bakr al Iraqi, who is also known as Haji Bakr, served as a top lieutenant to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and as the military commander for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham before he was killed in Syria earlier this year.


Pro-al Qaeda Saudi cleric calls on ISIS members to defect

Influential al Qaeda-linked jihadists have denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in recent weeks and are now calling on its members to defect. They have supported Ayman al Zawahiri and al Qaeda's senior leadership in their dispute with ISIS.


Al Qaeda's general command disowns the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham

Al Qaeda's general command has disowned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), which has been fighting with other jihadist groups in Syria and pursuing its own agenda.


ISIS suicide team assaults Iraqi ministry

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham suicide assault team killed 17 people in the Ministry of Transportation before Iraqi security forces killed them.


Al Qaeda head addresses infighting in Syria

Ayman al Zawahiri has released an audio message addressing the infighting between various jihadist factions inside Syria. Although Zawahiri does not address any group or individual by name, his message was clearly aimed at the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), one of al Qaeda's two official branches fighting inside Syria.


Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi recruits as al Qaeda forces retain control of areas in Anbar

One week after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham took over the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, large areas of Anbar province remain under its control. Karma has also been seized by the ISIS.


Al Qaeda, tribal allies 'control' Fallujah

While the military and allied tribes organize to retake areas of Ramadi and launch operations in other cities and towns, Fallujah, a city that once represented the seat of power for al Qaeda in Iraq, has again fallen under control of the group.


Al Qaeda seizes partial control of 2 cities in western Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham has taken control of sections of Ramadi and Fallujah. In Ramadi, a large convoy of ISIS fighters has been seen moving through the city.


Al Qaeda suicide team kills Iraqi general, 17 officers

The commanders of the 7th Division and the 28th Brigade were among those killed in a triple suicide attack in western Iraq. Maps highlight al Qaeda's resurgence in Iraq.
 
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