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Analysis: Al Qaeda attempts to undermine new Islamic State with old video of Osama bin Laden

Al Qaeda has posted a video featuring Osama bin Laden from mid-2001. Al Qaeda is attempting to undermine the legitimacy of the Islamic State's announced caliphate by highlighting bin Laden's testimony. Bin Laden spoke of the "pillars" necessary for building a "strong Islamic state."


Al Nusrah Front issues 'clarification' on the creation of an Islamic emirate

The Al Nusrah Front has released a statement saying that it has not "yet" announced the creation of an Islamic emirate and it will only do so after other jihadist groups agree with the decision.


Leaked audio features Al Nusrah Front emir discussing creation of an Islamic emirate

An alleged audio recording featuring Al Nusrah Front emir Abu Muhammad al Julani was leaked online. Julani discusses the creation of an Islamic emirate, or state, in Syria as a counterweight to the Islamic State and other actors.


Taliban calls for reconciliation in Syria, avoids mentioning Islamic State's caliphate

The Taliban's statement avoids any explicit mention of the Islamic State or its announced caliphate, even though the Islamic State has claimed that all Muslims must pledge allegiance to its leader.


Influential Jordanian ideologue argues against Islamic State's caliphate

Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi fears that the Islamic State will use its recent land grab and claim of ruling over a caliphate to go after its jihadist rivals.


Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb calls for reconciliation between jihadist groups

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has issued a statement praising the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's (ISIS) gains in Iraq and calling for reconciliation between jihadist groups in Syria. The statement was authored prior to the ISIS declaring that it ruled over a caliphate and rebranding itself the "Islamic State."


Russia seeks UN ban on oil trade with 'terrorists' in Syria




ISIS militants outline chilling 5-year plan for global domination




ISIS raises flag at Turkish border




The Islamic State's rivals in Syria reject announced Caliphate

The Islamic State's jihadist rivals in Syria have rejected its claim to have established a Caliphate. Leading ideologues in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, have rejected the Islamic State's announcement as well.


Could Jordan be at risk from ISIS violence?




Iran, Qatar to cooperate against 'terror'




ISIS threat looms over Baghdad




Allawi: US policy toward Iraq 'without a compass'




The Syria disconnect in US Iraq policy




ISIS announces formation of Caliphate, rebrands as 'Islamic State'




ISIS Declares 'Islamic Caliphate', Names al Baghdadi as 'Caliph'




Iraq's Sunni Militants Take to Social Media to Advance Their Cause and Intimidate




Insight: Sectarian genie is out of the bottle from Syria to Iraq




Iraqi troops, insurgents battle for Tikrit

Reports indicate that Iraqi forces have withdrawn from much of the city after heavy fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and allied Baathists.
 
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