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State Department designates head of Al Nusrah Front branch in Lebanon

The State Department added Usamah Amin al Shihabi to the list of specially designated global terrorists. Al Shihabi is the head of the Al Nusrah Front's "Palestinian wing in Lebanon." Leaked State Department cables reveal that the Jordanians previously accused him of training a terror cell that targeted Americans.


The Islamic Front 'will not fight the al Qaeda organization'




Syrian rebel leader was bin Laden's courier, now Zawahiri's representative

Abu Khalid al Suri, Ayman al Zawahiri's representative in the Levant, also serves as a senior leader in Ahrar al Sham, a Syrian rebel group that often fights alongside al Qaeda's two official branches. According to the Spanish government, al Suri was one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted couriers and may have delivered surveillance tapes of the World Trade Center to al Qaeda senior leadership in Afghanistan prior to 9/11.


ISIS launches 2 more suicide assaults in Iraq




2 Guantanamo detainees transferred to Saudi Arabia

Both detainees were approved for transfer "subject to appropriate security measures" by President Obama's Guantanamo Review Task Force. Previously, Joint Task Force Guantanamo deemed both detainees "high" risks to the US and its allies and recommended that they be retained in US custody.


Political administration not prepared to replace army in Pakistan's tribal agencies




A look at 2 suicide bombers who sought death in Syria, driven by jihadist ideology




Ansarul Mujahideen kills 4 Pakistani troops in North Waziristan

The Pakistani terror group has carried out suicide and IED attacks in response to drone strikes that have killed the emirs of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and the Mullah Nazir Group, as well as a top Haqqani Network leader and members of the Turkistan Islamic Party.


Afghan pullout could reverse gains against al Qaeda, US military chief warns




Does the Islamic Front 'battle al Qaeda'?




Samiullah Afridi flees to Dubai after receiving threats




Al Qaeda tightens grip on western Iraq in bid for Islamic state




Jordan rearrests millennium bombings plotter

Jordanian authorities reportedly arrested Raed Hijazi in November. According to the 9/11 Commission report, Hijazi was a key member of a terrorist cell that was broken up in late 1999. The cell was planning multiple attacks in Jordan at the time.


CIA papers show Panetta spoke on bin Laden raid




Al Qaeda official says force needed to establish sharia law in Egypt

Muhammad bin Mahmoud Rabie al Bahtiyti denounced both the current regime in Egypt and the previous Muslim Brotherhood-led government. He said he hoped the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood would give its supporters the chance to "review themselves and correct their path."


How US and France are battling al Qaeda in Africa




Saudis Fearing Syrian Blowback Expand Rehab for Jihadis




Britain trains Libya's army in its fight against warlords and al Qaeda




Islamic Front fighters take over Free Syrian Army bases near Turkish border

The Islamic Front took control of Free Syrian Army warehouses that are stocked with Western supplies and that were raided by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham late last month.


Family jihad: father takes five sons to join Syrian rebels


 
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