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AQAP official calls on rival factions in Syria to unite against West

Nasser bin Ali al Ansi, an AQAP leader, is featured in a new video calling on rival jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against their common enemies. Al Ansi says the jihadists should form a "coalition" to strike America.

Southeast Asian jihadist leader and bomb expert is alive, in Philippines

Zulkifli bin Hir, a most-wanted terrorist linked to Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Sayyaf, and the KMM who was reported killed in 2012, is operating in the southern Philippines.

Veteran Sudanese jihadist killed in French airstrike in Mali

Abu Hazim al Sudani waged jihad in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Chechnya, and the Sudan before he was finally killed by the French in Mali.

Philippine military kills wanted Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Sayyaf operatives in airstrike

Zulkifli bin Hir, Abu Sayyaf commander Umbra Jumdail, and Muhamad Ali are among 15 terrorists killed in an airstrike in Sulu province, according to the military's Chief of Staff.

10 years after 9/11: Lessons from the Philippines

While some officials have declared 'victory' against al Qaeda, lessons from the Philippines show that the next defeat can come from the jaws of victory.

Senior Jemaah Islamiyah commander captured in Indonesia

Abdullah Sunata created the al Qaeda in Aceh cell and served as "a bridge" between Jemaah Islamiyah and the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf Group.

15 killed in Abu Sayyaf terror assault on Isabela City

Five civilians, five Philippine Marines, and a policeman were killed as Abu Sayyaf Group fighters attacked in the southern city. The brother of a known terror leader was among the four Abu Sayyaf Group fighters also killed.

Abu Sayyaf military commander killed in the Philippine South

Philippine Marines killed Albader Parad during clashes in the southern province of Sulu. Parad was wanted by the US.

Wanted Abu Sayyaf operative reported killed in North Waziristan

usman.jpgThe US has a $1 million bounty on Abdul Basit Usman for conducting attacks that murdered civilians. He is thought to have been killed in a strike on Jan. 14.

Philippine police detain terror group leader

Khalil Pareja, the leader of the Rajah Solaiman Movement, a group of Catholics who converted to Islam, was detained after police surrounded his hideout. The group has been behind some of the most deadly terror attacks in the Philippines.

The State of Jihad: 2008

LWJ-Globe.jpgThe Long War Journal's roundup of the major developments in the primary and secondary theaters during the past year.

US designates Rajah Solaiman Movement terrorist entity

The Philippines-based terror group has close ties to Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah. The group has been behind multiple attacks in the Philippines.

In Pictures: Jemaah Islamiyah

A look at the leadership of Jemaah Islamiyah, the Islamist terrorist group that acts as al Qaeda's regional affiliate in Southeast Asia.

The State of Jihad: 2007

A year-end roundup of the major developments in the Long War in the primary and secondary theaters across the globe.

To raise them up. Part 3: Investing in people

B.A. Patty was recently embedded with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. In part three of the series, Patty discusses the role investments - in the NCO corps of the AFP, in the local economy - play in counterinsurgency.

To raise them up. Part 2: The role of the Philippines in the Long War

B.A. Patty was recently embedded with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. In part two of his three-part series, Patty examines the the Philippines' role in the Long War.

To raise them up. Part 1: The lesser and greater insurgencies of the Philippines

B.A. Patty was recently embedded with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. In part one of his three-part series, Patty examines the roles of organizations such as Abu Sayyaf and MNLF in the insurgency and what Filipino and US troops are doing to squelch terrorist activities.

High Value Targets

Muhammad Hanif, in Afghan custody Senior Taliban, Abu Sayyaf detained, killed in Afghanistan and the Philippines; Islamic Courts leader possibly captured in Kenya, another killed in an airstrike; Pakistan on the hunt for al Qaeda leader Coalition forces have...

Philippine Forces Score Victory Against RSM

The Philippines has scored a major victory in the second front of the long war with the capture of Feliciano de los Reyes, aka Ustadz Abubakar, a key member of the Rajah Solaiman Movement (RSM) in Lamitan on Basilan island....