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CIA drone strikes will get pass in counterterrorism 'playbook,' officials say




Algerian troops end siege at In Amenas gas facility




US won't drop conspiracy charge against 9/11 plot suspects




The younger Zawahiri protests France's 'war against Islam'




On Belmokhtar's group: 'They believe the West is one great Sodom and Gomorrah'




Report: Al Qaeda group demands release of 2 well-known jihadists

The group responsible for the raid on a natural gas field in eastern Algeria has demanded the release of two well-known jihadists: Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (a.k.a. the "Blind Sheikh") and Aafia Siddiqui (a.k.a. "Lady Al Qaeda").


New Taliban leader in South Waziristan vows to continue mission of emir killed in drone strike

A pamphlet released by the Mullah Nazir group announced that it would continue to follow in the footsteps of its slain emir, and named the top leaders of the group. Nazir has supported al Qaeda and waged jihad in Afghanistan.


Jihadist Kingpin Suspected in Hostage Seizure




Analysis: Al Qaeda central tightened control over hostage operations

Several months before his death in May 2011, Osama bin Laden ordered al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb to stand down with respect to hostage negotiations. The terror master said he would negotiate with France concerning AQIM's hostages. Mokhtar Belmokhtar's spokesman recently confirmed that he still answers to al Qaeda central.


Pakistan - Tribesmen pile bodies outside Governor's House in protest




Al Qaeda-linked group claims credit for kidnappings in Algeria

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar.jpgA terrorist group headed by Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed credit for the raid on a natural gas field in Algeria. Belmokhtar is a longtime Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb commander, but split from the group last year. Belmokhtar's spokesman has said that he still answers to al Qaeda central.


Taliban suicide assault team attacks Afghan intelligence headquarters in Kabul

National Directorate of Security personnel repelled the suicide assault team after it detonated a bomb at the main gate and entered the compound.


Shabaab executes French hostage Denis Allex

Denis_Allex.jpg"With the rescue attempt, France has voluntarily signed Allex's death warrant," the terror group said in an official statement. Shabaab later announced he was executed. The French intelligence agent has been held by Shabaab since July 2009.


Al Qaeda is back in business




African troops bound for Mali as France battles militants




Agent: Car-bomb suspect sincere, spelled out plan




Suicide bomber kills Iraqi lawmaker who was prominent Awakening leader, and 5 others

aifan560.jpgSheikh Aifan Sadoun Aifan al-Issawi, an Iraqi parliamentarian and one of the leaders of the Sunni tribal "Awakening," was assassinated while inspecting a road construction project near Fallujah.


Shabaab releases photos of French commando captured in failed rescue mission

Shabaab displayed the body and equipment of a French commando who was wounded and captured late last week following a failed hostage rescue in Somalia, and later died. The terror group also said the "fate" of hostage Denis Allex will be announced soon.


A Dane tells of his life as a spy inside the al-Qaida network




Denmark - New controls over PET announced in wake of media Storm


 
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