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US adds Islamic State, Al Nusrah Front leaders to list of global terrorists

Abu Muhammed al Adnani is the Islamic State's controversial spokesman. Said Arif is a seasoned jihadist who has traveled to several battlefields and is now with the Al Nusrah Front in Syria.


AQAP seeks to capitalize on anti-Israeli sentiment in new English-language magazine

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has released a new English-language magazine titled, "Palestine, betrayal of the guilty conscience." As in past AQAP publications, the magazine includes instructions for building pressure cooker bombs and car bombs.


Fedayeen-i-Islam claims suicide assaults on Pakistani airbases

Fourteen members of the Fedayeen-i-Islam were killed during the latest assault on a Pakistani airbase.


Al Nusrah Front spokesman explains differences with Islamic State in video appearance

In a video released on Aug. 8, Abu Firas al Suri, a senior al Qaeda operative who currently serves as the Al Nusrah Front's spokesman, discusses al Qaeda's approach to waging jihad in Syria. Al Suri denies that Al Nusrah seeks to unilaterally establish an Islamic emirate.


Harakat-ul-Mujahideen 'operates terrorist training camps in eastern Afghanistan'

The jihadist group, which is tolerated by the Pakistani state and whose leader lives openly in Islamabad, is currently running training camps in eastern Afghanistan, the US State Department said.


Iraq's largest Christian town falls to Islamic State

Qaraqosh, as well as Tal Kayf, Bartella, and Karamlesh, fell to the Islamic State after Kurdish Peshmerga abandoned the towns without a fight.


US drone strike kills 5 'militants,' including foreigners in North Waziristan

The attack is the fourth by the US in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan since July 6; at least three al Qaeda leaders are thought to have been killed in one of the strikes.


Islamic State leader who defected from al Qaeda reported killed in Mosul

Abdul Rahman al Amjad al Pakistani is thought to be Abdullah al Punjabi, one of nine mid-level al Qaeda commanders to openly defect from the global jihadist group and join the Islamic State.


Baloch jihadist group in southern Afghanistan announces death of commander

Junood al Fida, a jihadist group from Baluchistan, Pakistan that fights in Afghanistan, swore allegiance to the Taliban and called Ayman al Zawahiri its emir in July.


Herat police chief accuses Iran of ramping up attacks in western Afghanistan

Herat's chief of police accused Iran of supporting the Taliban's killing spree in the province, which included the murder of two Finnish aid workers.


Ansar al Sharia ally a key figure in Benghazi security failures

Wissam Bin Hamid met with US officials in Benghazi to discuss security two days before the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack. In recent days, he has been pictured leading Ansar al Sharia and allied forces as they overran a Libyan special forces base.


Ansar al Sharia, allies seize Libyan special forces base in Benghazi

Ansar al Sharia and its allies have captured a key Libyan special forces base in the city of Benghazi. The base fell after days of heavy fighting and Ansar al Sharia is celebrating the spoils of its victory on its official Twitter page.


Well-connected jihadist tweets, then deletes, explanation of al Qaeda's oath to Mullah Omar

A Twitter user known as "Shaybat al Hukama" tweeted, and then quickly deleted, his explanation of al Qaeda's relationship with the Taliban. Al Hukama appears to be well-connected to al Qaeda media operatives and leaders.


Analysis: Mullah Omar addresses governance of Afghanistan, war against 'invaders' in new message

Mullah Omar discusses the Taliban's governance efforts at length in a message commemorating the end of Ramadan.


Kuwaiti Gitmo detainee should remain in US custody, review board finds

A periodic review board has determined that Fayiz al Kandari, a Kuwaiti held at Guantanamo, should remain in US custody.


Review board recommends transfer of Guantanamo detainee to Kuwait

A periodic review board has recommended that Fouzi Khalid Abdullah Al Awda, a Kuwaiti held at Guantanamo since 2002, be transferred to his home country. Jihadists on Twitter celebrated the ruling before it was released to the public.


Pakistani officials, Taliban deny Adnan Rasheed was captured

Pakistani officials have said there was a "mix-up" and an al Qaeda explosives expert, and not Rasheed, was captured during a raid two weeks ago in South Waziristan.


Islamic Front rejects rival's caliphate, as well as proposed emirate in Syria

The Islamic Front, a coalition of several leading insurgent groups in Syria, has issued a statement rejecting any attempt by its fellow insurgency groups to unilaterally create a new government.


Al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar

In the first edition of its new online newsletter, Al Nafir, al Qaeda renews its oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. The move is likely a response to the Islamic State's claim that it rules over a caliphate with its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, serving as the new caliph. Last week, al Qaeda released a video of Osama bin Laden discussing his oath of allegiance to Mullah Omar.


6 al Qaeda operatives thought killed in recent drone strike in Pakistan

Sanafi al Nasr, a top al Qaeda leader based in Syria, named three jihadists killed in the "Khorasan."
 
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