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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.


US transfers dangerous Hezbollah leader involved in murder of 5 US soldiers to Iraqi custody

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, is now in Iraqi custody.


Iran's Qods Force commander involved in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani has directed attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as aided al Qaeda.


Mastermind of deadly raid on American soldiers coordinated plot against Saudi ambassador

The US Treasury Department designated five Iranians who were allegedly involved in a plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US. One of the five planned a deadly assault on American soldiers in Karbala, Iraq in 2007.


US adds al Qaeda in Iraq's emir to list of designated terrorists

dua.jpgAbu Du'a, also known as Abu Bakr al Baghdadi al Husseini al Qurshi, is now one of the top three most-wanted terror leaders in the world. The US has offered a $10 million bounty for information leading to his capture.


US designates Hamas operative linked to Iran, al Qaeda

Hisham Muhammad Isma'il Abu Ghazala is also linked to Ansar al Islam and has served as an IED and attack facilitator in northern Iraq.


Al Qaeda suicide bomber kills 28 Iraqis in attack in Baghdad mosque

Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Ghafour al Samarrai, the head of the Sunni Endowment who has been vocal in his opposition to al Qaeda, was the target of the attack. He was wounded in the blast.


Al Qaeda in Iraq praises appointment of Zawahiri to emir

The spokesman for the terror group also said that foreign fighters continue to enter the country, and implored Sunnis to join al Qaeda.


Suicide attack kills 35 Iraqis north of Baghdad

The attack is the latest by al Qaeda in Iraq against government installations.


Zarqawi aide returns to Afghanistan to wage jihad for al Qaeda

Salahuddin-al-Maqdisi.jpgSalahuddin al Maqdisi, the brother of Abu Mohammed al Maqdisi and a former aide to slain al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, was released from Iranian custody and has recently returned to Afghanistan.


US Department of Justice plans to prosecute Hezbollah commander captured in Iraq

Ali Mussa Daqduq, a senior Hezbollah commander tasked to train and organize the Shia terror groups in Iraq, was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of US soldiers in Karbala in 2007. Justice wants to try him in the US.


Suicide bomber kills 10 Iraqis in Haditha

Eight Iraqi soldiers were among those killed in the latest suicide attack in Anbar province. Haditha was once a seat of power for al Qaeda in Iraq.