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Younger brother of al Qaeda's emir arrested in Egypt

Mohammed al Zawahiri was arrested in Egypt. He became a well-known figure in post-Mubarak Egypt and openly advocated al Qaeda's ideology. He has numerous reported ties to terrorists and helped incite the Sept. 11, 2012 US Embassy protest in Cairo.


US closes diplomatic facilities in response to al Qaeda threat

The State Department said 21 US embassies and consulates will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 4, in response to a suspected threat from an al Qaeda affiliate. No specific details about the threat have been provided. Al Qaeda-linked jihadists assaulted multiple diplomatic facilities in September 2012.


Mohammed al Zawahiri weighs in on Egyptian political crisis

The younger brother of al Qaeda's emir issued a statement on July 2 saying that a confrontation inside Egypt would favor the country's jihadists. How Salafi jhadists respond to the ongoing crisis remains to be seen.


Letter from Nasr City cell member posted by Ansar al Sharia Egypt

Ansar al Sharia Egypt posted a letter in June from Tariq Abu-al-Azm, a former major in the Egyptian air force who is accused of being part of the Nasr City cell. The cell has multiple ties to al Qaeda.


Mohammed al Zawahiri rejects 'filthy market of democracy'

Mohammed al Zawahiri and two of his Egyptian jihadist allies have issued a statement criticizing the Democratic Jihad Party. "Jihad and Democracy are opposites and don't mix," they say.


Follower of Mohammed al Zawahiri dies in attack in Mali

Abu Obeida Sharif Khattab, an Egyptian who appeared in at least two videos with Mohammed al Zawahiri, died in an attack along with three other Egyptians in Mali earlier this month. Mohammed al Zawahiri is the younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri.


Ansar al Sharia Egypt calls on Muslims to resist France in Mali

Ansar-al-Sharia-Egypt-Eiffel-Tower-attack.jpgAnsar al Sharia Egypt, an al Qaeda-linked group, has called on Muslims to resist France's intervention in Mali. In an entry on its Facebook page, the group posted an image of the Eiffel Tower being attacked and asked, "Is France unaware of who it is fighting?"


Mohammed al Zawahiri threatens West, condemns Mali intervention

Zawahiri-bin-Laden-Banner-French-Embassy-Cairo.jpgThe younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri has called for jihad in Mali and threatened France, as well as other countries. He "organized" last week's protest at the French Embassy in Cairo. Al Qaeda banners were on display during the protest.


Al Qaeda's emir calls on Egyptian Salafi leader to continue revolution

A video showing Ayman al Zawahiri calling on Hazem Salah Abu Ismail to restart the Egyptian revolution is circulating on Egyptian web sites. The video is actually a clip from al Qaeda's Oct. 24 video. Zawahiri urges Abu Ismail to work toward the implementation of sharia law.


Egypt arrests al Qaeda-linked Benghazi suspect

Muhammad-Jamal-al-Kashef.jpgEgypt has arrested Muhammad Jamal al Kashef (a.k.a. Abu Ahmed), a terrorist with direct, longstanding ties to al Qaeda's leadership. Some of the terrorists responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya were trained in his camps. He is also part of the jihadist network that incited protesters in Cairo earlier that same day.


Ansar al Sharia Egypt founder 'honored to be an extension of al Qaeda'

Ashush.jpgDuring an interview with a Cairo-based publication in late October, Ahmed Ashush repeatedly praised and defended al Qaeda. Ashush also said, "We are at war with the United States and Israel."


Ansar al Sharia Egypt releases founding statement

Ashush.jpgAnsar al Sharia Egypt has released a statement outlining its 16 goals. In addition to working toward the implementation of sharia law, the group says it will support the mujahideen opposed to the "Zionist-Crusader" coalition. The group is headed by Ahmed Ashush, a jihadist with longstanding ties to al Qaeda.


Zawahiri says raids on diplomatic facilities were 'defeats' for US

In a message addressed to Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, Ayman al Zawahiri cites the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, as well as the assaults on US embassies in Cairo and Sanaa, as evidence of American weakness.


Egypt arrests pro-al Qaeda jihadist tied to Benghazi suspect

Shehato-MEMRI.jpgSheikh 'Adel Shehato, a senior Egyptian jihadist who helped instigate the Sept. 11 protest in Cairo, has been arrested in Egypt. Authorities allege that he was the founder of the Nasr City terrorist cell. Members of the cell are reportedly connected to the terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.


Video reportedly shows key suspect from Benghazi attack

Muhammad-Jamal-al-Kashef.jpgAn Egyptian media organization has posted a video purportedly showing Muhammad Jamal al Kashef, who is one of the main suspects in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Jamal has longstanding ties to Ayman al Zawahiri and his younger brother, Mohammed al Zawahiri.


Al Qaeda-linked jihadists helped incite 9/11 Cairo protest

As-Sahab-video-Mohammed Zawahiri-Shahtu-Ashoush.jpgA video released by Al Faroq media earlier this month shows four al Qaeda-linked jihadists inciting the US embassy protest in Cairo on Sept. 11. One of them is Rifai Ahmed Taha Musa, a Gamaa Islamiyya leader whose ties to senior al Qaeda leaders date to the 1990s.
 
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