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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.


Latest Treasury designation targets al Qaeda's fundraising network

A newly released terrorist designation by the Treasury Department highlights the extent and cohesion of al Qaeda's global fundraising network. Treasury reports that Ayman al Zawahiri's main representative in the Levant, Abu Khalid al Suri, has been funneling cash from Gulf donors to al Qaeda.


ISIS praises slain commander who fought in Iraq, Libya, and Syria

Abu Abdullah al Libi fought against US forces in Iraq, the Ghaddafi regime in Libya, and against Bashir al Assad's regime before being killed in Syria in September.


British officials discuss 'rising' al Qaeda threat during testimony

Top British intelligence and security officials testified to the "rising" threat of al Qaeda last week. One official explained that there have been 34 terrorist plots in Britain since the 7/7 bombings and most of these have ties to al Qaeda groups overseas. The officials also expressed concern over al Qaeda's growing presence inside Syria.


Al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria a 'transnational threat'

A senior administration official warned earlier this week that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (or Levant) is a "transnational threat" and "an increasing threat to us." Iraq has exploded in violence since the withdrawal of American troops. The official said 38 suicide bombers have launched attacks in the last month alone.


Al Nusrah Front denies emir killed by Syrian troops

Syrian government news agencies claimed that Abu Muhammad al Julani was killed, but the al Qaeda group denied the reports.


ISIS uses 8 suicide bombers in complex attack in western Iraq

The ISIS has not had difficulty in recruiting and deploying suicide bombers to conduct complex assaults in either Iraq or Syria.


Al Qaeda's affiliates continue joint operations in Syria

Reporting from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights shows that al Qaeda's two affiliates inside Syria continue to collude despite a leadership dispute that became public in April.


Al Qaeda launches suicide assault on security forces in western Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraqi and the Levant killed nine policemen in Haditiha in a coordinated assault on police and military bases.


State Department confirms al Qaeda in Iraq leader has relocated to Syria

Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for a deadly string of bombings inside Iraq on Aug. 10. The State Department also confirmed that the ISIL's emir has relocated to Syria.


Analysis: Al Qaeda's Iraqi, Syrian affiliates jointly battle Kurds

Despite a dispute between the emirs of the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the two al Qaeda branches are jointly fighting against their Kurdish enemies.


Al Qaeda assaults Iraqi jails, frees hundreds of prisoners

Al_Qaeda_flag500.jpgThe Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacked prisons in Abu Ghraib and Taji. More than 500 al Qaeda operatives and leaders escaped from Abu Ghraib, while the assault in Taji was repelled.


Analysis: Zawahiri's letter to al Qaeda branches in Syria, Iraq

Al Jazeera has published a letter purportedly written by Ayman al Zawahiri to al Qaeda's franchises in Iraq and Syria. Two US intelligence officials say the letter is genuine. In the letter, Zawahiri rules on a dispute between the two al Qaeda branches and appoints a new representative in the region.


Iraq breaks up al Qaeda chemical weapons cell

Iraq-AQ-chemical-agents.jpgThe al Qaeda cell is said to have been plotting to use sarin and mustard gas against a religious procession in Iraq, and was planning to move the chemical weapons to the US, Canada, and Europe.


Book excerpt: Chemical attack in Iraq

From 'Fallujah Awakens': a chlorine truck bomb deployed by insurgents against the village of Albu Aifan on March 16, 2007.


Al Nusrah Front leader renews allegiance to al Qaeda, rejects new name

Nusrah-front-banner.jpgAbu Muhammad al Julani, the head of the Al Nusrah Front, has rejected a call by the head of al Qaeda in Iraq to change his organization's branding. Al Julani also renews his organization's oath of allegiance to Ayman al Zawahiri.


Al Qaeda in Iraq claims 'storming' operation in Baghdad

The Iraqi terror group said the attack was part of its "Destroying the Walls" campaign, which was announced by the group's emir, Abu Du'a, last year.


Al Qaeda in Iraq claims ambush that killed Syrian, Iraqi troops

The Iraqi terror group said it killed the Syrian and Iraqi soldiers just one day after its affiliate, the Al Nusrah Front, seized a border crossing in Syria.


Al Nusrah Front claims suicide attacks in Damascus, al-Shadadi

Nine suicide attacks have now been reported in Syria so far this year; the al Qaeda affiliate has claimed credit for eight of them.


Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate seizes control of another town

The Al Nusrah Front took control of the town of al-Shadadi in Hasakah province. Five Iraqi and Kuwati fighters were killed during the operation.