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International coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State headquarters and facilities in Deir Izzour, including oil wells under IS control; as well as oil refineries in Hasakah. Assad regime airstrikes in Deir Ezzor, Raqqah, Hasaka, Homs, Aleppo, and Idlib have declined over the past two days since coalition airstrikes began. Kurdish YPG forces clashed with the IS in Aleppo near Ayn al Arab, and in Hasakah. Regime forces recaptured Adra in Damascus from rebel forces led by the Islamic Front. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Jobar in Damascus, and in Morek in Hama. Al Nusrah executed three men yesterday in Idlib, and issued photos and tweets asserting that the group is operational following airstrikes near its headquarters in Idlib; the group also said it is preparing bombings in Hama, has captured areas around Arsal in Lebanon, and is planning a big attack in Qalamoun.




The "Khurasan Group": A misleading name in the politics of war




Treasury designations target al Qaeda's international fundraising and facilitation network

The Treasury Department targeted six al Qaeda financiers and facilitators yesterday. Their work spans the globe, covering more than 10 nations from the Middle East to Southeast Asia.


Khorasan Group: A Terror Cell That Avoided the Spotlight




Sources: Libya asks chemical weapons watchdog to remove stockpile




Islamist fighters advance in Syria despite US strikes




Worrying reports emerge of ISIS plans to wreak havoc in Lebanon




Senior Islamic State military commander, 'emir of suicide bombers' among Treasury's terrorism designations

Islamic State military leader Omar al Shishani and 'emir of suicide bombers' Tariq Bin Al Tahar Bin Al Falih Al 'Awni Al Harzi were among five members of the group added to the terrorism list today.


Abu Sayyaf Group threatens to kill German hostages




Senior al Qaeda strategist part of so-called 'Khorasan group'

An al Qaeda leader known as Sanafi al Nasr is a part of the so-called "Khorasan group," which was dispatched to Syria by Ayman al Zawahiri. Like another member of the group, Nasr was once the head of al Qaeda's Iran-based network.


Islamic State, Shabaab leaders added to US terrorism list




State Department designations target al Qaeda's international network

Four of the al Qaeda operatives designated by the State Department have supported the jihad in Syria. One of them may be tied to a key leader in the so-called "Khorasan Group," which was planning attacks in the West. A fifth al Qaeda veteran designated today was sent to Libya by Ayman al Zawahiri in 2011.


State Department adds Chechen, Moroccan-led jihadist groups to terrorist list

The US added the Chechen-led Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar and the Moroccan-led Harakat Sham al Islam, as well as Murad Margoshvilli, the leader of the Junud al Sham, to the list of Specially Designated Global terrorists. The Margoshvilli and the two terror groups are closely tied to al Qaeda in Syria.


Obama asks UN to help 'dismantle this network of death' in Iraq and Syria




Islamists in Philippines threaten to kill German hostages




France blames Turkey for 'jihadi' arrest fiasco




US targets Islamic State in 21 strikes in Syria, Iraq

The most recent attacks did not hit the Khorasan group, al Qaeda's leadership cadre inside Syria that is plotting to attack the West.


'3,000 European jihadis' now in Syria, Iraq




Al Nusrah Front posts photos showing aftermath of US bombings

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has posted a series of photos purportedly showing sites struck by the US.


Obama, After Airstrikes in Syria, Says US Will 'Take the Fight' to ISIS