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Al Nusrah Front claims 2 suicide attacks in Syria

Al-Nusrah-Front-banner.pngAl Qaeda's affiliate in Syria claimed credit for the first two suicide attacks reported in Syria this year. The attacks were launched to avenge reported atrocities in a village in Idlib.


Suicide bomber kills Iraqi lawmaker who was prominent Awakening leader, and 5 others

aifan560.jpgSheikh Aifan Sadoun Aifan al-Issawi, an Iraqi parliamentarian and one of the leaders of the Sunni tribal "Awakening," was assassinated while inspecting a road construction project near Fallujah.


Zarqawi's brother-in-law reported killed while leading Al Nusrah Front unit

Iyad al Tubasi is thought to have been killed in Daraa. He is believed to have been replaced by Abu Anas al Sahhaba, another associate of former al Qaeda in Iraq emir Abu Musab al Zarqawi.


Syrian jihadists form 'Supporters of the Khilafah' Brigade

Five units in Western Aleppo that are linked to the Al Nusrah Front vowed "to establish the Islamic Khilafah state, and to use it to end decades of colonization and enslavement."


US adds Al Nusrah Front, 2 leaders to terrorism list

The US government called the Al Nusrah Front "a new alias" for al Qaeda in Iraq, and said Al Nusrah is under the direct control of the emir of the Iraqi terror group.


Islamic State of Iraq denies its emir captured

The al Qaeda political front said that Abu Bakr al Baghdadi al Husseini al Qurshi "is in the best state of being among his family and his brothers."


Boko Haram emir praises al Qaeda

Abubakar-Shekau.jpgAbubakar Shekau said he and his fighters support jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Algeria, Libya, and Mali.


Treasury adds Hezbollah leader who was in US custody last year to terrorism list

Musa Ali Daqduq has been added to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. He was in US custody a mere 11 months ago before being transferred to Iraq and subsequently freed, and his terrorist activities were well known.


Iraq frees Hezbollah commander who helped mold Shia terror groups

Musa Ali Daqduq, who was tasked with establishing a Hezbollah-like Shia terror group in Iraq, and who was involved in the 2007 attack on US troops in Karbala, has been freed from Iraqi custody and is now in Lebanon.


Turkish jihadists eulogize slain German al Qaeda leader

Islamic World, a Turkish jihadist magazine, said that Bekkay Harrach fought against Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, traveled to Iraq, where he was wounded, and was detained by Syrian security forces. Harrach also lived with Atiyah Abd al Rahman in Pakistan.


US adds 2 senior Hezbollah military leaders to terror list

Mustafa-Amine-Badr-Al-Din.jpgThe US Treasury Department added Hezbollah's military leader and the head of its External Security Organization to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.


Iranian-backed Shia terror leader freed by US threatens to attack

Qais al Qazali, the leader of the League of the Righteous, said a controversial film "will put all the American interests Iraq in danger." Qazali was released from custody by the US in 2009.


Fatah al Islam emir killed while waging jihad in Syria

Abu Hussam al Shami served as the leader of the Al Khilafah (Caliphate) Brigades in Syria and was killed in an ambush near Damascus.


Al Qaeda in Iraq video details deadly raid in Haditha

Al Qaeda in Iraq fighters dressed as policemen are seen executing policemen with a silenced pistol during the deadly March 5 raid in Anbar province.


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.


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.


Zarqawi's nephew killed in Yemen drone strike

Muhammad Fazi al Harasheh, or Abu Hammam, waged jihad in Iraq in 2003 and 2005, and fought in Yemen for five months before being killed in a strike this spring.


Al Nusrah front claims latest suicide attack in Syria

Al-Nusrah-Front-banner.pngThe terror group said the "special martyrdom-operation" included a suicide attack inside a Syrian military camp and was followed up by an ambush that included seven IEDs.


Al Nusrah Front claims suicide attack in Syria

The Al Nusrah Front to Protect the Levant claimed it carried out a "martyrdom-seeking operation" against Syrian security forces in Damascus.