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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




US told Iran of intent to strike Islamic State in Syria




CENTCOM videos show airstrikes on Islamic State facilities in Syria




The US launched 14 air and cruise missile strikes against the Islamic State in Raqqah, Hasakah, and Dier al Zour, and eight more strikes against the Al Nusrah Front and the Khorasan Group near Aleppo. An Al Nusrah commander known as Abu Yusuf al Turki is reported to have been killed. More than 70 Islamic State and 50 Al Nusrah fighters and commanders, and eight civilians are reported to have been killed.




US airstrikes target Al Nusrah Front, Islamic State in Syria

Jihadists on Twitter have posted pictures of Al Nusrah Front locations struck in the US bombing campaign in Syria. The strikes are aimed at the so-called Khorasan group, which has been planning attacks against the US and its interests, as well as a number of other targets. Jihadists claim that al Qaeda veterans have been killed in the bombings.