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Al Nusrah Front trainer suspected of plotting against 2004 NATO summit killed in US airstrikes

One of the first reported casualties of the US-led bombing campaign earlier this week was an Al Nusrah Front commander known as Abu Yusuf al Turki. He had been training al Qaeda snipers in Syria. He was previously suspected of plotting to attack the 2004 NATO summit in Turkey.


Misunderstanding al Qaeda

The threat posed by al Qaeda remains today. The "Khorasan group" is merely al Qaeda in Syria.


FBI director assumes Khorasan plots not disrupted




The "Khurasan Group": A misleading name in the politics of war




Treasury designations target al Qaeda's international fundraising and facilitation network

The Treasury Department targeted six al Qaeda financiers and facilitators yesterday. Their work spans the globe, covering more than 10 nations from the Middle East to Southeast Asia.


US launches 2nd drone strike in Shabwa in 2 weeks

US drones targeted AQAP fighters in Yemen's southern Shabwa province for the second time in since Sept. 11.


Khorasan Group: A Terror Cell That Avoided the Spotlight




Senior al Qaeda strategist part of so-called 'Khorasan group'

An al Qaeda leader known as Sanafi al Nasr is a part of the so-called "Khorasan group," which was dispatched to Syria by Ayman al Zawahiri. Like another member of the group, Nasr was once the head of al Qaeda's Iran-based network.


Islamic State, Shabaab leaders added to US terrorism list




State Department designations target al Qaeda's international network

Four of the al Qaeda operatives designated by the State Department have supported the jihad in Syria. One of them may be tied to a key leader in the so-called "Khorasan Group," which was planning attacks in the West. A fifth al Qaeda veteran designated today was sent to Libya by Ayman al Zawahiri in 2011.


State Department adds Chechen, Moroccan-led jihadist groups to terrorist list

The US added the Chechen-led Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar and the Moroccan-led Harakat Sham al Islam, as well as Murad Margoshvilli, the leader of the Junud al Sham, to the list of Specially Designated Global terrorists. The Margoshvilli and the two terror groups are closely tied to al Qaeda in Syria.


Obama asks UN to help 'dismantle this network of death' in Iraq and Syria




Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges by Jordan court and released from jail




France blames Turkey for 'jihadi' arrest fiasco




Al Nusrah Front posts photos showing aftermath of US bombings

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has posted a series of photos purportedly showing sites struck by the US.


Obama, After Airstrikes in Syria, Says US Will 'Take the Fight' to ISIS




CENTCOM videos show airstrikes on Islamic State facilities in Syria




US airstrikes target Al Nusrah Front, Islamic State in Syria

Jihadists on Twitter have posted pictures of Al Nusrah Front locations struck in the US bombing campaign in Syria. The strikes are aimed at the so-called Khorasan group, which has been planning attacks against the US and its interests, as well as a number of other targets. Jihadists claim that al Qaeda veterans have been killed in the bombings.


US air war against jihadists in Syria begins

Airstrikes targeted Islamic State command and control centers in Raqqah, the jihadist group's de facto capital in eastern Syria, as well as arms caches, supply depots, and ground units near the Iraqi border. Also, the US hit al Qaeda's Khorasan Group near Aleppo.


Report: Qatar arming Islamist extremists


 
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