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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.


Suspected suicide bomber kills 21 in attack on Egyptian church

The Interior Ministry said it believes that "foreign elements undertook planning and execution" of the blast outside a Coptic church in Alexandria.


Suicide assault team kills Mosul emergency police chief

The commander of the 1st Emergency Battalion in Mosul had been targeted by al Qaeda on five other occasions. He had recently killed al Qaeda's top leader in the city.


Al Qaeda in Iraq's security minister captured in Anbar

Hazem Abdul Razzaq Al Zawi, the security minister of the Islamic State of Iraq, has disclosed the real names of al Qaeda's top leaders in the country.


Al Qaeda in Iraq claims massacre at Christian church in Baghdad

An al Qaeda suicide assault team was killed by Iraqi security forces after taking control of a church in the Iraqi capital. Three Yemenis and two Egyptians are believed to have carried out the attack.


Analysis: Al Qaeda martyrdom tape shows nature and extent of terror group's reach in Afghanistan

Winds-5-As-Sahab-thumb.JPG"Winds of Paradise - Part 5" eulogizes five al Qaeda commanders who fought in seven of Afghanistan's provinces and are representative of the unnamed leaders who serve as the terror group's deep bench.


Iran sends another dangerous Shia terror commander back to Iraq

Abu Mustafa al Sheibani, the commander of the notorious Sheibani Network, returned to Iraq over the summer. Sheibani is one of the most capable assets of Iran's Qods Force inside Iraq.


US official explains National Counterterrorism Center's view of the enemy

NCTC director Michael Leiter testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Leiter's testimony highlights al Qaeda's close ties to other jihadist organizations.


Iraqi troops repel al Qaeda suicide assault on Baghdad base

Five suicide bombers, four Iraqi soldiers, and three civilians were reported killed in the daylight assault on a military headquarters in Rusafa.


Al Qaeda suicide bombers target Iraqi police

Suicide bombers struck police stations in Baghdad and Al Kut, while remotely triggered car bombs were detonated outside police stations in Karbala and Basrah.