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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.


ISIS suicide assault team strikes government complex in Samarra

A Tunisian known as Abu Anas al Tunisi was a member of the three-man suicide assault team that targeted a government complex in Samarra.


Ansar al Sharia Tunisia deputy leader reportedly in Syria

Kamel Zarrouk is said to have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham after fleeing security forces in Tunisia.


State Department designates 3 Ansar al Sharia organizations, leaders

The State Department has designated three Ansar al Sharia organizations. Two of them were involved in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya and the third was involved in the Sept. 14, 2012 assault on the US Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia. The State Department says Ansar al Sharia Tunisia is "tied" to al Qaeda's affiliates, including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.


Suicide bomber strikes security checkpoint near Benghazi, Libya

For the first time since the Libyan revolution, a suicide bomber attacked Libyan security forces. At least several Libyan soldiers were reportedly killed. No group has claimed responsibility, but the Libyan Army has blamed Ansar al Sharia.


Ansar al Sharia battles security forces in Benghazi

For the past few days, Ansar al Sharia has been battling Libyan security forces in the city of Benghazi. More than one year after the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the US mission, the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al Sharia remains a potent force.


Suicide bomber strikes in Tunisia

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the coastal city of Sousse earlier today. According to Tunisian officials, the bombing was part of a planned wave of attacks. No group has claimed the attack, but it comes after weeks of escalating violence between Ansar al Sharia and the Tunisian government.


Ansar al Sharia responds to Tunisian government

In a new statement, Ansar al Sharia claims it is organizationally independent, but confirms its "loyalty" to al Qaeda. The Tunisian government claimed last week that the group is closely linked to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.


US closes diplomatic facilities in response to al Qaeda threat

The State Department said 21 US embassies and consulates will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 4, in response to a suspected threat from an al Qaeda affiliate. No specific details about the threat have been provided. Al Qaeda-linked jihadists assaulted multiple diplomatic facilities in September 2012.


Tunisian government alleges longtime jihadist involved in assassinations

boubaker el hakim.jpgTunisian officials have accused a longtime jihadist, who fought in Iraq, of being involved in two high-profile assassinations. The Tunisian government also alleged that some of the perpetrators "belong to Ansar al Sharia."


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant eulogizes Tunisian suicide bomber

Al-'Awni-ISIL.jpgHamza al 'Awni said that on the ground, the ISIL and the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, another al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, are "without differences."


Tunisian jihadist calls for clerics, youth to fight in Syria

Abu-Abdullah-al-Tunisi.jpgThe video was released by the Muhajireen Army, but is credited to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria.


Tensions continue to escalate in Tunisia

The Tunisian government has interfered in Ansar al Sharia Tunisia's events and may refuse to grant the group permission to hold its third annual congress. Ansar al Sharia's leaders have responded with statements condemning the Ennahda regime.


Tunisian indicted in New York linked to Canada terror plot

Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian national, has been indicted for fraudulently applying "for a work visa in order to remain in the United States to facilitate an act of international terrorism." Abassi, who previously lived in Canada, is tied to a terror plot linked to al Qaeda elements in Iran to blow up a commuter train between Canada and the US.


War of words escalates in Tunisia

Abu Iyad Message Captured 13-3-26.jpgTunisia's prime minister accused Abu Iyad al Tunisi, the head of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia, of being "deeply involved" in violence and arms trafficking. Abu Iyad, in turn, released a statement threatening to "direct our war against" members of the Ennahda government.


Tunisian 'martyrs' celebrated by Ansar al Sharia

The head of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia has said that foreign jihads have "emptied Tunisia of its young," but his group's Facebook page openly celebrates the "martyrdom" of Tunisians killed while fighting in Syria.


Ansar al Sharia Tunisia launches new website

After having its official Facebook page repeatedly deleted, Ansar al Sharia Tunisia has launched its own website.


Ansar al Sharia Tunisia calls for Islamist solution to political crisis

The assassination of a popular politician has sparked a crisis in Tunisia. Ansar al Sharia Tunisia, an al Qaeda-linked group, has called for a common Islamist solution to the crisis.


Ansar al Sharia Tunisia honors senior al Qaeda 'martyrs'

On its Facebook page this week, Ansar al Sharia Tunisia honored two senior al Qaeda leaders who have been reportedly killed. The page contains numerous posts dedicated to global jihadist causes in addition to the group's provision of social services.


Ansar al Sharia Tunisia releases video of freed Benghazi suspect

harzi1.jpgThis is the third time that Ansar al Sharia Tunisia has used social media to update Ali Ani al Harzi's case. In December, the group prayed for his release and published photos of the FBI agents who interviewed him.
 
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