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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.


US adds Al Qaeda Kurdish Battalions to list of terror groups

The terror group was formed in 2007 and operates under the aegis of al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq.


Ansar al Islam names new leader

Ansar-al-Islam-banner.jpgAnsar al Islam, an al Qaeda-linked terror group based in northern Iraq, named Abu Hashim Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman al Ibrahim as its new emir.


Adbullah Azzam Brigades denies responsibility for Damascus suicide attacks

The terror group accused Syrian intelligence of staging the deadly Dec. 23 suicide attacks to hide the "failure of the regime of the tyrant in the Levant, Bashar al Assad, in subduing the rebels by force, murder, and exaggeration of crimes."


Al Qaeda in Iraq claims Baghdad suicide attack, bombings

Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq said it targeted the institutions of the "Safavid government" as the country is on the brink of a political and sectarian crisis.