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Jihadists release video of British suicide bomber in Syria

Abdul Waheed Majeed, who is thought to be the first British suicide bomber in Syria, is seen in a video dedicated to Al Nusrah Front commander Saifullah al Shishani, a Chechen recently killed in Aleppo.


British officials discuss 'rising' al Qaeda threat during testimony

Top British intelligence and security officials testified to the "rising" threat of al Qaeda last week. One official explained that there have been 34 terrorist plots in Britain since the 7/7 bombings and most of these have ties to al Qaeda groups overseas. The officials also expressed concern over al Qaeda's growing presence inside Syria.


Shabaab plot to attack London planned to be 'similar to ... Mumbai'

A document found after Somali troops killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's former leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, details a plot to conduct multiple Mumbai-like attacks that target civilians in London.


Pakistani Taliban execute, behead soldiers in South Waziristan

The deaths of the six soldiers had not been reported. Taliban emir Hakeemullah Mehsud also threatened to attack the US and Britain.


Treasury adds Hezbollah leader who was in US custody last year to terrorism list

Musa Ali Daqduq has been added to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. He was in US custody a mere 11 months ago before being transferred to Iraq and subsequently freed, and his terrorist activities were well known.


Al Qaeda leader Rashid Rauf killed in drone strike, family says

Rauf's family is planning on suing the British government for providing information to the US that aided in targeting him.


Shabaab threatens Britain over extradition of Abu Hamza al Masri

Abu-Hamza-al-Masri.jpg"The nightmare that surreptitiously looms on British shores is bound to eclipse the horrors of 7/7 and 21/7 combined," Shabaab said on its Twitter account.


Pakistani Taliban deputy leader Waliur Rehman threatens Britain

Waliur-Rehman-Mehsud-UK.png"Our revenge against the British government will be very severe," Waliur Rahman said in a video that assailed the treatment of Islamist prisoners in the country.


British Shabaab operative killed in airstrike in Somalia

Bilal al Berjawi, a British citizen of Lebanese origins, "was from the early people who came to jihad in Somalia." Shabaab said he was killed today in a US drone strike. He was second-in-command to slain al Qaeda leader Fazul Mohammed.


Nassar al Awlaki urges the spread of his son Anwar's teachings

Nassar al Awlaki urged Muslims to keep Anwar's message alive "by spreading his teachings, sermons, and lectures," and condemned the US airstrikes that killed his son and grandson.


UK terror sweep uncovers suicide bomb plot

Two members of the al Qaeda-linked cell traveled to Pakistan to receive training and guidance on bomb making.


Awlaki's emails to terror plotter show operational role

rajib_karim.jpgOn Monday, a British Airways employee named Rajib Karim was convicted of plotting to blow up a US-bound airliner. While planning the attack, Rajib emailed back and forth with al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki. The emails reveal that Awlaki played a direct, operational role in Rajib's plotting.


Palestinian al Qaeda operative reported killed in Afghanistan

Abu-Rideh.jpgMahmud Abu Rideh was detained in the United Kingdom for four years, and his control order was lifted last summer. His death has not been confirmed.


British, German jihadists involved in Europe plot killed in Predator strikes

Abu_Askar-thumb.jpgA leader of the British cell and two German cell members were killed in Predator strikes in September. Abdul Jabbar was named the leader of the Islamic Army of Great Britain.


European terror plot begins to unravel

An increase in Predator strikes against al Qaeda groups in Pakistan and operations against the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in northern Afghanistan is linked to a plot to carry out a Mumbai-like terror assault in several cities in Europe.


Al Qaeda operative Rashid Rauf survived US strike

Intelligence officials claimed Rauf was killed in a Nov. 2008 Predator strike in North Waziristan. Rauf is now thought to have directed the failed plots to attack major European cities, including bombings in England during Easter Weekend.


Al Qaeda-trained Britons return from Pakistan

More than 20 Britons have trained in al Qaeda camps inside Pakistan and are thought to be returning to Britain.


Binyam Mohamed: The false martyr

Allegations of abuse are repeated verbatim by a willing press, but the US government's allegations and evidence against Mohamed are often ignored or downplayed.


Saudi al Qaeda operative involved in London bombings detained in Pakistan

Security officials said Zabi ul Taifi was among seven al Qaeda operatives captured during a raid in a village near the provincial capital of Peshawar.
 
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