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US adds Sudanese al Qaeda operative involved in murder of diplomat to list of terrorists

Abd Al-Ra'Ouf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza was involved in the murder of a USAID employee and his driver in 2008. Hamza's father is a senior cleric in Ansar al-Tawhid, which, along with al Qaeda, claimed credit for the assassinations.


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.


Sudanese jihadist media front releases video detailing prison escape of convicted militants

Sudan_Prisoner_Tunnel.JPGA jihadist media group calling itself "al-Hijratain Foundation," a possibly al Qaeda-affiliated group tied to the Sudanese terrorist front known as Ansar al-Tawhid (Partisans of Monotheism), released a video detailing the June 2010 prison escape of four men convicted of the January 2008 assassination of an American diplomat and his driver.


Bin Laden loyalist transferred from Guantanamo to Sudan

Ibrahim-Ahmed-Mahmoud-al-Qosi.jpgIbrahim al Qosi served Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda for years in a variety of capacities. Leaked and declassified files portray him as an experienced combat veteran who fought in Chechnya and Afghanistan. As a courier, he may have delivered money to the operatives who attempted to kill Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in 1995.


DC court: Iran showed al Qaeda how to bomb embassies

On Nov. 28, a DC district court ruled that Iran and Sudan were culpable for al Qaeda's 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. The attacks killed more than 200 people and were al Qaeda's most successful operations prior to 9/11.


Libya frees ex-Gitmo detainee

As part of its reconciliation process with terrorists and extremists, the Libyan government has freed a former Gitmo detainee who served al Qaeda and the Taliban for almost a decade.


Al Qaeda bodyguard and accountant pleads guilty before military commission

Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi, a Sudanese detainee held at Guantanamo, pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission today. Al Qosi served the Taliban and al Qaeda in a variety of roles beginning in 1990.
 
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