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Jihadist Groups Gain in Turmoil Across Middle East

Jihadist Groups Gain in Turmoil Across Middle East

Boko Haram overruns Nigerian Air Force base

More than 20 security personnel and at least six civilians were killed as hundreds of Boko Haram fighters attacked the base on the outskirts of the provincial capital of Maiduguri.

Analysis: Al Qaeda seeks to spin capture of top operative

Adam Gadahn, an al Qaeda propagandist and spokesman, has released a video denouncing the capture of top al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi. While calling for vengeance, Gadahn tries to portray al Libi as an innocent who was wrongly detained.

US drones strike in Pakistan, kill 3 'militants'

An unnamed Punjabi jihadist is reported to have been killed in a strike in the Miramshah area, which is administered by the Haqqani Network.

Islamic Front endorses jihad, says 'the Muhajireen are our brothers'

Islamic-Front-Syria-logo.jpgThe charter of the newly formed Islamic Front indicates that the group is willing to work with al Qaeda's two branches inside Syria.

Al Qaeda praises Taliban emirs Hakeemullah Mehsud and Mullah Fazlullah

CIA turned some Guantanamo Bay prisoners into double agents against al Qaeda

Chechen-led group swears allegiance to head of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham

Omar al Chechen.jpgThe Chechen-led Army of the Emigrants and Helpers in Syria has sworn allegiance to the head of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The group is awaiting approval from the head of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Caucasus Emirate.

ISIS praises slain commander who fought in Iraq, Libya, and Syria

Abu Abdullah al Libi fought against US forces in Iraq, the Ghaddafi regime in Libya, and against Bashir al Assad's regime before being killed in Syria in September.

Just Ignore Karzai and Press On

Penny Lane: Gitmo's other secret CIA facility

Analysis: Formation of Islamic Front in Syria benefits jihadist groups

The formation of the Islamic Front has been characterized as a blow to al Qaeda, but the new Islamist alliance shares al Qaeda's goals and continues to fight alongside the global jihadist group.

US Intel Eyes New Threat: al Qaeda in Lebanon

Analysis: Targeted killing of Haqqani leaders a successful tactic that falls short of an effective strategy

The recent deaths of top Haqqani Network leaders Nasiruddin Haqqani and Ahmad Jan will hurt the organization, but without a comprehensive strategy to fight jihadist groups beyond the tactic of targeted killings, will not lead to its collapse.

Al Qaeda and the threat in North Africa

Testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on al Qaeda's network in Africa and the threat it poses to the US

Pakistan 'strongly condemns' drone strike that killed Haqqani Network leaders

US drone strike kills 3 Haqqani commanders in Pakistan's Hangu district

Three Haqqani Network commanders are reported to have been killed in a drone strike at a seminary in a settled area of Pakistan's northwest that appears to have targeted Sirajuddin Haqqani, the operational commander of the Haqqani Network. The strike is the first outside of the tribal areas in four years.

Exclusive: Inside the mind of a self-styled 'jihadi'

Exclusive: US May Have Let 'Dozens' of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees