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Zawahiri discusses infighting in Syria, opposition to Egyptian goverment

In a newly released audio message, al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri says his group has not been defeated by American airstrikes. He also addresses the jihadist infighting in Syria, as well as his opposition to the Egyptian government.


Head of al Qaeda's 'Victory Committee' survived battle in Syria

Sanafi al Nasr, a senior al Qaeda leader who was reportedly killed in Latakia, Syria in late March, is alive. Nasr leads an al Qaeda committee responsible for the group's strategic planning and policy.


Al Nusrah Front sharia official uses social media to condemn killing of fellow jihadist

Abu Sulayman al Muhajir used his Twitter account to condemn the killing of Abu Muhammad al Fateh, the Al Nusrah Front's leader in the province of Idlib, Syria. Sulayman says that Fateh joined al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005 and went on to become a confidante of Abu Muhammad al Julani, Al Nusrah's emir.


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.


Al Qaeda's general manager threatens America in video of large gathering

A video of Nasir al Wuhayshi, al Qaeda's general manager, has sparked renewed interest in the media. Wuhayshi threatens the US in the video. His "core" leadership role gives him influence across al Qaeda's international network.


Al Nusrah Front official explains al Qaeda's strategy, conflict with former branch

A video released by the Al Nusrah Front stars Abu Sulayman al Muhajir, a jihadist ideologue who serves as a sharia official in the group. Sulayman discusses al Qaeda's organizational scheme and hierarchy, as well as the ongoing conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS).


Jihadist ideologues call on Zawahiri to detail problems with former al Qaeda affiliate

A group of jihadist ideologues has published a message addressed to Ayman al Zawahiri. They call on Zawahiri to address the specific problems they have encountered with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), which has been disowned by al Qaeda.


Al Qaeda shura council member addresses infighting in Syria

Abu Khalil al Madani has released an audio message calling on the jihadist groups in Syria to form a common sharia committee, as well as a security committee. Much of his message echoes the mediation efforts of the past.


ISIS' 'Southern Division' praises foreign suicide bombers

ISIS-Wilayats.jpgThe suicide bombers, who conducted attacks just south of Baghdad, are from Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. The Southern Division is one of 16 administrative areas defined by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.


Jordan rearrests ex-Gitmo detainee once deemed a 'high' risk

A former Guantanamo detainee named Osama Abu Kabir has been arrested in Jordan. The charges have not been made public, but his arrest seems to be connected to Jordanian concerns about the jihad in Syria.


Zawahiri eulogizes al Qaeda's slain Syrian representative

Ayman al Zawahiri has released an audio message eulogizing Abu Khalid al Suri, who was killed on Feb. 23. Zawahiri confirms that he knew al Suri since before the 9/11 attacks and that they had been in direct communication after the beginning of the Syrian revolution.


Former Guantanamo detainee killed while leading jihadist group in Syria

Ibrahim Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being freed, has been killed while leading Sham al Islam in Latakia. Bin Shakaran had run a recruiting network for Abu Musab al Zarqawi after being released by the US.


Muhajireen Army releases video of Syrian training camp

The video includes footage of the building and detonation of a small homemade bomb, as well as exercises in small fire team tactics and an obstacle course.


Turkey's ISIS problem

Recent attacks in Nigde have raised concerns in Turkey over extremism in Syria. Tensions have been high between the Turkish military and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham since the tomb of Suleyman Shah, a small Turkish territory in Syria, fell under the threat of an ISIS attack.


Al Qaeda's American propagandist notes death of terror group's representative in Syria

Adam Gadahn, al Qaeda's American propagandist, lamented the death of Abu Khalid al Suri, Zawahiri's personal representative in Syria, and called for an investigation into the suicide attack that killed him.


Al Qaeda-linked Saudi cleric in Syria praises fighters from Islamic Caucasus Emirate

Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini, a Saudi cleric and a rising star in the jihadist world, thanks fighters from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate for battling Syrian forces in Shaykh Najjar.


Chechen al Qaeda commander, popular Saudi cleric, and an Ahrar al Sham leader spotted on front lines in Latakia

Muslim al Shishani, a Chechen jihadist and military commander in the Al Nusrah Front, and Dr. Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini, an al Qaeda-linked Saudi cleric, celebrate after defeating Syrian government forces during fighting in the mountains of Latakia. A "leader of Ahrar al Sham: Abu al Hassan," is also on scene.


Report: Former head of al Qaeda's network in Iran now operates in Syria

Muhsin al Fadhli, a senior al Qaeda leader from Kuwait, is reportedly now operating inside Syria as part of the Al Nusrah Front. Al Fadhli has been tied to a string of plots against Western interests.


Al Nusrah Front video features veteran al Qaeda military leader

An Al Nusrah Front video features Abu Hammam al Shami, an al Qaeda veteran who swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden and has served al Qaeda's senior leaders since the late 1990s. Abu Hammam criticizes the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in the video.


Ansar Jerusalem confirms deaths of 6 members, 2 tied to Syria conflict

Ansar Jerusalem said those killed had fought admirably against Egypt's security forces on March 19 as they were outnumbered and outgunned. Two of the six had fought in the ongoing conflict in Syria, according to the jihadist group.
 
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