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Al Qaeda operations chief, propagandist reported killed in airstrikes

Influential jihadists said that Sufyan al Maghribi, a Moroccan who served as al Qaeda's military chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Umar al Talib, a propagandist who narrated videos for As Sahab, have been killed in airstrikes.


ISIS names Danish, French suicide bombers killed in 'Ninewa Division'

A Frenchman and a Dane were among six foreign suicide bombers who conducted attacks in the Islamic State of Iraq's northernmost administrative unit in Iraq.


Saudis, Chechens, Afghans killed during recent fighting in southern Yemen

Foreigners are said to make up the majority of the 37 al Qaeda fighters killed during Yemeni military operations in the southern province of Shabwa.


ISIS' 'Diyala Division' lauds foreign suicide bombers, including Dane

The Diyala Division praised 26 suicide bombers, including foreign fighters from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tajikistan, Chechnya, and Denmark.


AQAP releases first installment of 'Journey of Jihad' video series

The media wing of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released the first installment of "Journey of Jihad" documenting Sa'id al Shihri's life.


Saudi Arabia accuses 8 of aiding and financing al Qaeda

Saudi Arabia charged eight defendants with providing weaponry and financial funding to al Qaeda in support of terrorist operations inside and outside the kingdom.


Saudi MSC in Jerusalem fighter fought in Libya, sought to join 'mujahideen' in Somalia

Saudi national Adi Saleh Abdullah al Fudhayli al Hadhli, who died in June 2012 in an attack against Israel, had originally sought to join the "mujahideen" in Somalia. In 2011, he traveled to Libya to fight in the Libyan civil war.


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.


Latest Treasury designation targets al Qaeda's fundraising network

A newly released terrorist designation by the Treasury Department highlights the extent and cohesion of al Qaeda's global fundraising network. Treasury reports that Ayman al Zawahiri's main representative in the Levant, Abu Khalid al Suri, has been funneling cash from Gulf donors to al Qaeda.


Popular Saudi cleric endorses Islamic Front, calls for cooperation with al Qaeda

Since arriving in Syria in early October, Dr. Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini has attempted to mediate disputes between jihadist groups. He has said that Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar should serve as models for the Syrian opposition. His efforts and fundraising have been praised by an al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb official.


ISAF kills 2 'Arab'-linked commanders in Nuristan

Luhayb-Saudi-most-wanted.jpg One of those killed, Saleh Abd al Aziz Hamad al Luhayb, was wanted by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of the Interior. The International Security Assistance Force will not describe him and others with links to "Arabs" as al Qaeda.


US adds wanted Saudi al Qaeda leader to terrorism list

Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al Khazmari al Zahrani, who is better known as Abu Maryam al Zahrani, is thought to be based in Pakistan and has been spotted in Iran.


Boko Haram emir praises al Qaeda

Abubakar-Shekau.jpgAbubakar Shekau said he and his fighters support jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Algeria, Libya, and Mali.


US drone strike kills Saudi 'militant' in Yemen

A Saudi known as Salim Mubarak al Saiary was one of two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters reported killed in a strike in an area between Marib and Hadramout provinces.


US adds Saudi al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan to terror list

Mansur al Harbi runs an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, and helps foreign fighters enter the country. He has close ties to top al Qaeda leaders, including Saif al Adel.


Ex-Guantanamo detainee surrenders to Saudis

Sayegh.JPGAn ex-Gitmo detainee named Adnan al Sayegh has reportedly turned himself into Saudi authorities. Al Sayegh was a member of al Qaeda's 55th Arab Brigade, which fought alongside the Taliban in pre-9/11 Afghanistan. He joined al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula after his release from Guantanamo.


Saudi al Qaeda commander confirmed killed in Kunar airstrike

ISAF confirmed that Hanzallah was killed in the July 1 airstrike in Watahpur. He is the third senior al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba leader killed in the district in the past five weeks.


Abdullah Azzam Brigades names leader, advises against attacks in Syria's cities

Majid.jpgThe Abdullah Azzam Brigades said that Majid bin Muhammad al Majid, a Saudi citizen on the list of 85 most-wanted terrorists, is the emir of the Middle Eastern terror group.


Study shows Saudi ambivalence on radicalism

Although Saudi government efforts have reduced open support for al Qaeda, current and former clerics still provide fodder for extremists.


ISAF kills al Qaeda's 2nd in command for Afghanistan

Sakhr al Taifi, a senior leader from Saudi Arabia who communicated with top al Qaeda leaders based in Pakistan, was killed in yesterday's airstrike in Kunar.
 
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