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Tag: Ansar al Sharia

Understanding al Qaeda through the massive trove of Osama bin Laden’s files

On Nov. 17, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies and FDD's Long War Journal held an event to discuss the…

AQAP leader discusses complex war in Yemen

AQAP released a lengthy "dialogue" with its emir, Qasim al Raymi, on April 30. Raymi discusses the complex war inside…

How a US citizen became a key player in the Islamic State’s rivalry with al Qaeda

The eighth edition of the Islamic State's Rumiyah magazine features a cover story on Ahmad Abousamra, who was added to…

Resolving the Conflict in Yemen: U.S. Interests, Risks, and Policy

On March 9, Thomas Joscelyn testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. The hearing, "Resolving the Conflict in Yemen:…

US confirms death of high-profile Tunisian Islamic State assassin

The Defense Department has confirmed that Boubaker al-Hakim, a French-Tunisian Islamic State leader, was killed in Raqqa, Syria on Nov.…

Presence of French special forces in Libya sets off controversy

A helicopter carrying three French soldiers crashed near Benghazi, Libya on July 17, killing the Frenchmen and their Libyan counterparts…

2 Damascus-based jihadist groups swear allegiance to Al Nusrah Front

Two small jihadist groups in Damascus, Ansar al Sharia and Al Muntasir Billah, have sworn allegiance to Al Nusrah Front,…

Al Qaeda seizes more territory in southern Yemen

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula expanded the territory under its sphere of influence after capturing five towns in southern…