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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.


Iraqi troops kill al Qaeda's 'war minister' in Anbar: report

Iraq's Interior Minister claimed that Nasser al Din Allah Abu Suleiman, the war minister for the Islamic State of Iraq, was killed during a raid in Anbar province.


Tony Blair links Iran and al Qaeda

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair discussed the "link" between Iran and al Qaeda in his testimony before the Iraq Inquiry on Friday. Blair cited British intelligence reports pointing to collusion between the two in Iraq, and urged UK officials to look at the issue in a "broader context" as well.


45 Iraqis killed in dual suicide attacks

Shia worshipers were targeted as they marched in a procession to the city of Karbala. The attacks are the latest in a string of bombings aimed at Iraq's security forces and Shia majority.


Al Qaeda suicide bombers kill 15 in attacks on Iraqi police, Shia pilgrims

Suicide bombers struck at a police training center and a gathering of Shia pilgrims in the northeastern province of Baqubah.


Al Qaeda suicide bomber kills over 40 police recruits in central Iraq

The suicide bomber detonated his vest among 300 Iraqis lining up to join the police in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.


Saudi Arabia names 47 most-wanted terrorists

None of the 47 al Qaeda operatives are in Saudi Arabia. Twenty-seven of them are thought to be in Pakistan and Afghanistan, 16 are thought to be in Yemen, and four more are believed to be in Iraq.


Swedish suicide bomber trained in Mosul: Iraqi official

Taimour Abdulwahab, who attempted to kill people in a failed attack Stockholm in mid-December 2010, trained in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul along with an Egyptian, according to Iraqi officials.