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Jabhat fighters disillusioned after apparent takeover by hardline jihadists from Iraq. Jabhat al-Nusra, the much-feared militant jihadist group that has taken control of large rebel-held areas of northern Syria, has split in two following its
Egypt's interior minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, said at a news conference Saturday that police arrested three people linked to al-Qaida who were planning to attack a Western embassy and other targets in the country. <
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the leader of al-Nusra Front group affiliate Al-Qaida, Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani was injured in the foot by regime shelling in southern Damascus province on Wednesday. According
The Ahrar al-Sham statement is available in Arabic on Aaron Zelin's Jihadology , always the go-to place for source material on jihadi groups...In early April, Zawahiri issued a statement in support of the revolution in Syria and called for an Islamic
For example, the standard reference for the Islamist faction Jabhat al-Nusra is now the Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda linked rebel group ...Then, after declaring, Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of, it asserts:
And are its supporters able to operate out of Iran without hindrance? Those two questions have been raised after the announcement by Canadian police on Monday that they had thwarted a plot to attack a rail link between Canada and the United States.
Battered by a French-led military campaign in Mali, al-Qaida's North African arm is trying something new to stay relevant: Twitter. The PR campaign by the terror network seeks to tap into social grievances and champion mainstream causes such as
But the response from the al-Nusra leader, Abu Muhammad Al-Julani, suggests that the alignment between the two groups might not be so exact. Indeed, al-Nursra's pledge of allegiance to AQI might be due deference to what it regards as vital support.
Mogadishu The year-long internal crisis within al-Shabaab intensified this month after the group's second-in-command sent a stinging criticism of its leadership to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "If we are afraid of foreign players stealing the
Sunday 14 April 2013 Last Update 13 April 2013 10:25 pm The public pledge of allegiance to Al-Qaeda by Syria's fiercest rebel group, Al-Nusra Front, serves the interests of President Bashar Assad's regime, analysts say. It's a point in the regime's