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Why Islamic State is no al Qaeda clone




Islamic Front rejects rival's caliphate, as well as proposed emirate in Syria

The Islamic Front, a coalition of several leading insurgent groups in Syria, has issued a statement rejecting any attempt by its fellow insurgency groups to unilaterally create a new government.


Al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar

In the first edition of its new online newsletter, Al Nafir, al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. The move is likely a response to the Islamic State's claim that it rules over a caliphate with its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, serving as the new caliph. Last week, al Qaeda released a video of Osama bin Laden discussing his oath of allegiance to Mullah Omar.


6 al Qaeda operatives thought killed in recent drone strike in Pakistan

Sanafi al Nasr, a top al Qaeda leader based in Syria, named three jihadists killed in the "Khorasan."


Some lawmakers want Obama to rethink Afghanistan drawdown plan




Can ISIS maintain its self-declared caliphate?




US drones target 'Punjabi Taliban' in North Waziristan strike

The US has launched three strikes in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in the past 10 days, indicating that a top jihadist leader is thought to be operating there.


US launches another drone strike in North Waziristan

The strike is the second in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in the past week.


Taliban leader Adnan Rasheed reported captured in South Waziristan




Analysis: Al Qaeda attempts to undermine new Islamic State with old video of Osama bin Laden

Al Qaeda has posted a video featuring Osama bin Laden from mid-2001. Al Qaeda is attempting to undermine the legitimacy of the Islamic State's announced caliphate by highlighting bin Laden's testimony. Bin Laden spoke of the "pillars" necessary for building a "strong Islamic state."


AQIM rejects Islamic State's caliphate, reaffirms allegiance to Zawahiri

In a statement attributed to AQIM's propaganda arm, the al Qaeda branch rejects the Islamic State's caliphate and reaffirms its loyalty to Ayman al Zawahiri. The statement also reveals that AQIM has played a role in the mediation efforts between the Islamic State and its jihadist rivals in Syria.


Egyptians fear Islamist militants gathering on Libyan border




Al Nusrah Front issues 'clarification' on the creation of an Islamic emirate

The Al Nusrah Front has released a statement saying that it has not "yet" announced the creation of an Islamic emirate and it will only do so after other jihadist groups agree with the decision.


From Twitter to Terrorist




Leaked audio features Al Nusrah Front emir discussing creation of an Islamic emirate

An alleged audio recording featuring Al Nusrah Front emir Abu Muhammad al Julani was leaked online. Julani discusses the creation of an Islamic emirate, or state, in Syria as a counterweight to the Islamic State and other actors.


Taliban calls for reconciliation in Syria, avoids mentioning Islamic State's caliphate

The Taliban's statement avoids any explicit mention of the Islamic State or its announced caliphate, even though the Islamic State has claimed that all Muslims must pledge allegiance to its leader.


Dabiq: the smiling face trying to sell Iraq-Syria 'caliphate'




Social Media Jihad: Zawahiri on how to build an Islamic state




Turkey faces threat from returning jihadists




US drone strike kills 6 'militants' in North Waziristan

The strike took place in an area of North Waziristan that has served as a command center for al Qaeda's military.