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Despite losses, Somalia's Shebab remain major threat

US is the driving force behind the fighting in Somalia

Lawyer who defended suspected al Qaeda militants in Turkey killed in Aleppo

Turkish jihadist websites announced the "martyrdom" of Osman Karahan, publicly known as the lawyer defending al Qaeda members in Turkey.

A Mafia in FATA: Haqqanis and Drones

Al Qaeda emir for Kunar, deputy, and facilitator killed in airstrikes

Mufti Assad, the emir for Kunar, and his deputy, Yusuf, were killed in the Aug. 3 airstrike in the Watahpur district. Both al Qaeda leaders were Pakistani citizens. Fatah Gul, an al Qaeda facilitator who ran training camps, was killed in a separate strike.

US thinktank reveals Haqqani, Pakistan nexus

Al Nusrah Front conducts joint operation with Free Syrian Army

US drone strike kills 5 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen

predator-uav.jpgThe strike is the first recorded in Yemen in more than a month, and took place as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed more than 20 people at a funeral in southern Yemen.

Egypt demands release of Guantanamo detainee

IMU announces death of emir, names new leader

usman_adil.jpgThe al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan has announced the death of its emir, Abu Usman Adil, in a drone strike in Pakistan in April, and named Usman Ghazi to replace him. Adil was responsible for ramping up the IMU's activities in Afghanistan.

Al Qaeda-linked fighters killed in airstrike in Kunar

Several "al Qaeda associated insurgents" were killed in the airstrike in the Watahpur district in Kunar, where two al Qaeda and two Lashkar-eTaiba leaders have been killed since the end of May.

Pakistan to launch another Potemkin offensive in North Waziristan

Syrian rebel commanders warn extremists could gain sway without aid from US, allies

Spain arrests 3 al Qaeda suspects

Spanish authorities announced the arrests of three suspected al Qaeda operatives who had allegedly amassed enough explosives to destroy a bus, or do even more damage.

Israel Prepares Plans to Neutralize Syrian Chemical Weapons

FBI official: Hasan should have been interviewed on e-mails with radical cleric

Analysis: Syria crisis feeds Iraq violence, al Qaeda revival

Egypt requests release of al Qaeda explosives expert

Tariq-Mahmoud-Ahmed-al-Sawah.jpgThe Egyptian government has requested the release of Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al Sawah from Guantanamo. Al Sawah was a top al Qaeda explosives expert before his capture, and designed the prototype of the shoe bomb used by Richard Reid, as well as magnetized limpet mines. He was originally a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the leaked JTF-GTMO file for his case notes that the US government has been spying on the Brotherhood.

50 US troops must be 'blown to smithereens' for America to take Haqqani Network, Pakistan seriously

Analysis: No happy outcome in Syria as conflict turns into proxy war