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Malian jihadists advance southward




West African jihadist group forms 4 'battalions,' names 3 after al Qaeda leaders

The al Qaeda-linked Movement for Tawhid [Unity] and Jihad in West Africa created the Abdullah Azzam, Al Zarqawi, and the Abu al Laith al Libi battalions, as well as the Martyrdom-Seekers Battalion. These join the previously established Osama bin Laden Battalion.


Syria: The Story of How Jihad Was Declared




Analysis: Study shows rise of al Qaeda affiliate in Syria




Stanley McChrystal criticises reliance on drones as strikes hit Pakistan




Tunisia frees Benghazi suspect

The Tunisian government has freed Ali Harzi, a key suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The FBI questioned Harzi in December, and Ansar al Sharia Tunisia released photos of the investigating agents online.


US drones launch 2 strikes in North Waziristan

Two compounds were hit in the Mir Ali area. The US has now launched six strikes in Pakistan so far this year.


Reprisal fears cloud Libya probe into US consulate attack




Taliban suicide team strikes in Kandahar




Omar Hammami's personal dispute with Shabaab

The American jihadist's rants against Shabaab indicate a personal feud with the al Qaeda affiliate, and not a wider split between Somali jihadists and foreign fighters.


US drones strike again in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgA Taliban commander loyal to Hafiz Gul Bahadar was the target of the strike; 17 people, including a Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan commander who directed suicide operations, are reported to have been killed.


McChrystal takes blame for Rolling Stone article




Radical al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 'purchased plane tickets for 9/11 hijackers'




Taliban promise 'sacred jihad' if US forces remain in Afghanistan past 2014

The Afghan Taliban said they reject any security agreement that allows "even a single American soldier" to remain in country. "War and destruction will continue in the region" if US forces stay in Afghanistan after 2014.


Sahel security global threat, 8-14,000 Jihadists now in Mali, region, to double in year: Study




Several jihadists recruitment cells dismantled in the Maghreb




Taliban name Mullah Nazir's replacement

Bahwal Khan, the new emir of the Mullah Nazir group, maintains close ties to al Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban, and a host of terrorist groups, US intelligence officials told The Long War Journal. Additionally, the US intelligence officials denied that the Pakistani government or military aided in the killing of Nazir.


American missiles kill senior Taliban militant in Pakistan who fought US troops in Afghanistan




US drone strike kills local AQAP commander, 2 fighters in central Yemen

A local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader and two fighters were killed in the third strike in Rada'a in Al Baydah province since Dec. 24, 2012.


More on Ansar al Sharia in Morocco


 
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