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Coalition kills Islamic State 'chemical weapons engineer'




Hagel: Gitmo transfers caused friction with some at White House




White House declines to call Afghan Taliban 'terrorists'




US drone strategy in trouble as Yemeni al Qaeda gathers support




Al Qaeda sharia officials address Caucasus defectors in joint statement

Sharia officials from both Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Al Nusrah Front, two official branches of al Qaeda, have signed a statement saying that the Islamic State's 'caliphate' is invalid. The statement is addressed to the Caucasus jihadists who announced their allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in December.


'Foreigners' among 7 jihadists killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

The strike took place in the Shawal Valley, a jihadist hub that spans both North and South Waziristan.


Freed al Qaeda agent was part of proposed swap for Americans jailed in Qatar




Haqqani Network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Banned or not?




AQAP issues guidelines for suicide operations

Harith al Nadhari, a senior AQAP sharia official, sets forth six recommendations for suicide operations in a newly-released video.


Family members claim leader of Ansar al Sharia in Benghazi has died

Mohamed al Zahawi's family members have told the press that he has died due to wounds suffered in fighting last year. Zahawi has been the leader of Ansar al Sharia in Benghazi. Unconfirmed rumors of his death have circulated for months.


Analysis: Qatar embraces admitted al Qaeda operative

Qatar continues to celebrate the release of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, an admitted al Qaeda sleeper agent, from a US federal prison last week. The prime minister of Qatar has even reportedly called al Marri to congratulate him.


Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

The story of how Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri was first identified and arrested became a key part of the dispute between Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the CIA. Al Marri, who was recently released from a US prison, admitted that he was an al Qaeda sleeper agent.


Chérif and Saïd Kouachi's path to Paris attack at Charlie Hebdo




Analysis: Former al Qaeda operative freed, sent home to Qatar

Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who served as an al Qaeda sleeper operative, has been released from an American prison and returned to Qatar.


Officials, Experts Look to Clear Up Rumors of IS Militants in Afghanistan




As Terrorism Suspects Are Detained in Europe, Scope of Challenge Is Highlighted




Analysis: Reported ban of Haqqani Network unlikely to end Pakistan's support of group

Groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba have previously been banned in Pakistan, but continue to receive the support of the military and intelligence establishment.


US drones kill 2 'Uzbeks' in South Waziristan

Seven "militants" are reported to have been killed in a strike on a compound in an area administered by Sajna Mehsud.


A Who's Who: The Kingpins of the "Islamist Floor" in Lebanon's Roumieh Prison




Germany closer to confiscating Islamist IDs