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Head of al Qaeda's 'Victory Committee' survived battle in Syria

Sanafi al Nasr, a senior al Qaeda leader who was reportedly killed in Latakia, Syria in late March, is alive. Nasr leads an al Qaeda committee responsible for the group's strategic planning and policy.

Social Media Jihad: Tweeting a message to Zawahiri

'I am not fighting against al Qaeda... it's not our problem', says West's last hope in Syria

Social Media Jihad: (Updated) No interview with Ayman al Zawahiri on Syrian conflict

Another al Qaeda bigwig killed in Syria?

Al Qaeda official in Syria was extremist preacher in Australia

An Al Nusrah Front video released on March 17 features Abu Sulayman al Muhajir, who was an extremist preacher in Australia. Abu Sulayman says he relocated to Syria, where he was part of al Qaeda's mediation effort in the dispute between Al Nusrah and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS). He criticizes ISIS in the video.

Al Qaeda veteran appears in Al Nusrah Front video, criticizes rival

In a video released on March 18, the Al Nusrah Front identifies Abu Firas al Suri as a leader within the group. Al Suri, who has a long al Qaeda pedigree, was dispatched to Syria from Yemen to try to mediate the dispute between Al Nusrah and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.

Head of al Qaeda 'Victory Committee' in Syria

Sanafi al Nasr heads al Qaeda's "Victory Committee" and has relocated to Syria. He has become a vocal critic of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) and has been allied with ISIS' main jihadist rivals, including the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria.

Israeli security chiefs modify assessment on Syrian war

Report: Senior al Qaeda facilitator 'back on the street' in Iran

Al Jazeera reports that Yasin al Suri, the head of al Qaeda's Iran-based network, is facilitating the terror network's operations from Iranian soil once again. Al Suri was detained by the Iranian government after the US government exposed his network, and the deal between Iran and al Qaeda, in 2011.

State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf responds to LWJ

Social Media Jihad: Ayman al Zawahiri addresses infighting in Syria

Syria: Al-Qaeda's New Home

Turkish authorities arrest ex-Gitmo detainee in raids against al Qaeda cells

An ex-Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Sen, was arrested in Turkey on Jan. 14. Sen is accused of being an important al Qaeda facilitator and leader.

Statement from Zawahiri's representative shows Syrian rebel group tied to al Qaeda

A statement criticizing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) was posted on a Twitter feed maintained by Abu Khalid al Suri, Ayman al Zawahiri's main representative in Syria. Al Suri is a senior leader in Ahrar al Sham, a Syrian rebel group that is directly linked to al Qaeda.

Alleged message from Zawahiri's Syrian representative posted online

Report: Ex-Guantanamo detainee and member of Bahrain's royal family joins Syrian jihad

An ex-Guantanamo detainee, Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifah, has reportedly traveled from Bahrain to join the jihad in Syria. According to a leaked Joint Task Force Guantanamo threat assessment, Sheikh Salman had ties to senior al Qaeda and Taliban officials prior to his detention in Pakistan and transfer to Guantanamo.

Israeli study of foreign fighters in Syria suggests Shiites may outnumber Sunnis

How al Qaeda Changed the Syrian War

Head of Al Nusrah Front interviewed by journalist convicted in Spain on controversial terror charges

Tayseer Allouni aired the first televised interview with Abu Muhammad al Julani, the head of the Al Nusrah Front, earlier this month. Allouni was controversially convicted by a Spanish court on terrorism charges in 2005. A Spanish court alleged that Allouni assisted the al Qaeda operative who now heads al Qaeda in the Levant, among other charges.