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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.


Jihadists celebrate release of influential ideologue from Jordanian prison

The jihadist ideologue known as Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi has been released from a Jordanian prison. Officials in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, and other jihadists are celebrating Maqdisi's release.


Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun

In well over a dozen countries, evidence has emerged that jihadists who trained or fought in Syria are engaging in terrorist activities in their home countries and elsewhere.


Jailed jihadist ideologue says the ISIS is a 'deviant organization'

The Al Nusrah Front is promoting a new statement purportedly written by Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi, who denounces the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS). Despite being jailed in Jordan, Maqdisi claims to have taken part in the efforts to end the jihadist infighting in Syria. Maqdisi also says he informed al Qaeda head Ayman al Zawahiri of his role.


Jordan rearrests ex-Gitmo detainee once deemed a 'high' risk

A former Guantanamo detainee named Osama Abu Kabir has been arrested in Jordan. The charges have not been made public, but his arrest seems to be connected to Jordanian concerns about the jihad in Syria.


Jordan rearrests millennium bombings plotter

Jordanian authorities reportedly arrested Raed Hijazi in November. According to the 9/11 Commission report, Hijazi was a key member of a terrorist cell that was broken up in late 1999. The cell was planning multiple attacks in Jordan at the time.


Al Nusrah Front, Free Syrian Army seize border crossing to Jordan

Al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant teamed up with the Free Syrian Army's Yarmouk Brigade to take control of the Daraa border crossing to Jordan.


Al Nusrah Front, allies seize border area across the Golan Heights

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria teamed up with several rebel groups to overrun an air force base and several checkpoints in Dara'a province. The operation put Al Nusrah and its allies in effective control of an area that borders both Israel and Jordan.


Zarqawi's brother-in-law reported killed while leading Al Nusrah Front unit

Iyad al Tubasi is thought to have been killed in Daraa. He is believed to have been replaced by Abu Anas al Sahhaba, another associate of former al Qaeda in Iraq emir Abu Musab al Zarqawi.


2 Zarqawi cousins detained in Jordan after fighting in Syria

Abu Musab al Zarqawi's family members and aides continue to fight in the theaters of jihad six years after his death.


Jordanian jihadist killed in fighting in eastern Afghanistan

Abu Abdul Rahman al Aseer al Urduni was killed during recent fighting in Ghazni province, a known al Qaeda stronghold.


Jordanian cleric extols jihad at funeral of AQAP fighter

Omar-Mahdi-Zeidan.jpgOmar Mahdi Zeidan offered religious justification for waging jihad against Muslims. His brother was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan in early 2010.


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.


Jordanian al Qaeda fighter killed in Afghanistan

jabri.JPGAbu al Zubeir al Jabri was killed while attacking a US base on July 15, according to a statement released on a jihadist website.


Jordanian al Qaeda fighter killed in US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan

Mahmoud Hamdan Nizal was killed while fighting for al Qaeda in the Bermel district in eastern Afghanistan.


State Department: former Gitmo detainee led terror cell in Jordan

According to a new report by the US State Department, Usama Abu Kabir, a former Gitmo detainee, was arrested in Jordan in April 2009 while plotting a terrorist attack against Israel. Kabir was allegedly the leader of a terrorist cell.


US, UN sanction al Qaeda in Iraq leader

Muthanna Harith Sulayman al Dhari, the son of the leader of Iraq's radical Association of Muslim Scholars, provides logistical and financial support for al Qaeda in Iraq.


Bombing at Islamabad Marriott latest in string of complex terror attacks

Al Qaeda and the Taliban carry out their latest sophisticated strike. The death toll rises to 70, with more than 250 wounded. The hotel is destroyed by the bombing and fire.
 
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