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Reports indicate that many of the Sunni Arab fighters in the FSA, who are under the command of the Turkish military, are former members of Isis and al-Qaeda, Cockburn says. The FSA, in their videos, describe the existing Kurdish population as infidels, using slogans and phrases normally associated with ...
And instead of attempting to flee, as many Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters did in the earlier battle of Tora Bora, these fighters intended to stay, and fight. “The original .... But a recent Air Force analysis of video captured by the Predator drone overhead, reported by The Times in 2016, tells a different story.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two brothers admitted in federal court on Thursday that they sent $17,000 to an al-Qaida leader who they knew was planning terrorist attacks. They are the ... Insight by Fortinet: Technology experts investigate security analysis in the contest of moving to the cloud in this free webinar.
The US has yet to prove that Damascus used chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta, Turkish political observer Caglar Tekin told Sputnik, drawing parallels between the alleged Khan Sheikhoun chemical incident and the reported Douma attack, stressing that no proof has been presented so far to confirm ...
In particular, al-Qaeda, including its nominally independent major affiliate in Syria, Hay'at Tahrir ash-Sham,[1] may turn out to be the greater long-term threat, having survived a ..... [6] Evan F. Kohlmann, Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2005), p. 106 ...
Fighters belonging to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS) are coming under pressure from forces of President Bashar al Assad in northwest Syria and may scatter to country's like Turkey and stir unrest there, said Seth Jones, Charles Vallee and Maxwell Markusen in a jointly-authored report for the Centre ...

The missile struck its desert city target with deadly effect, killing two high-value al-Qaeda targets in what has become a grimly familiar event in the US "war on terror". But this drone attack was far from routine - it was the first in south Libya and, according to analysts and local politicians, the first shot fired on a ...
As well as Iraqi Shiite insurgents, al-Qaeda operatives have also been trained at Quds Force facilities. The 9/11 Commission Report concluded that Iranian involvement with al-Qaeda dates as far back to the early 1990s, with intelligence suggesting that talks between al-Qaeda and Iran took place in Sudan, ...
A U.S. military drone strike over the weekend in southern Libya killed a top recruiter and logistics specialist for al-Qaida's branch in northwest Africa, the ... The command on Wednesday identified Dawud as the target of the attack and confirmed his death after “operational reporting” and an analysis of the ...
New York District Judge George Daniels has struck down a Saudi bid to drop several lawsuits by families looking for compensation over Riyadh's alleged role in the terror attacks against the US on September 11, 2001. Speaking to Sputnik, attorney and 9/11 families representative Andrew Maloney ...
Rebel forces in Idlib have become a hodgepodge of Free Syrian Army remnants and Jihadists groups, including Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra. While the radicalization of opposition forces there might encourage military solutions, both Russia and ...
AMMAN - A jihadist group linked to the former branch of al Qaeda in Syria claimed responsibility for shooting down a Russian SU-25 warplane with a shoulder launched anti-aircraft missile. The group Tahrir al-Sham released a statement on social media quoting a commander in charge of its air defenses ...
In my latest article, “Demystifying al-Qaida in Nigeria: Cases from Boko Haram's Founding, Launch of Jihad and Suicide Bombings,” I argue that AQIM's impact was significant. In the interest of offering new analysis and primary source information on Boko Haram, I'm writing in response to Thurston's January ...
ALGIERS - It was an admission from the very top: his men were on the run or dead, popular support was almost zero, and allies across North Africa had fallen silent. Algeria was a dead zone for al-Qaeda, admitted its chief in northern Africa. In his April 2017 interview for Inspire, the propaganda sheet of ...
Inayatullah “received a large sum of money from a contact and gave it to a courier to provide to al Qaeda militants,” Treasury notes. Although the US government doesn't indicate where these al Qaeda fighters were located, Inayatullah's support for al Qaeda is unsurprising given the organization's significant ...
The fact is that many members have ties, either socially or in some cases, otherwise, to al-Qaeda. They are going to go with the group that is tending to win. The major thing that holds them back is that they swore an oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and that oath of allegiance is not taken lightly ...
TUNIS - Tunisian security forces have killed a top aide of Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official source told Reuters on Saturday. Tunisia has been on high alert since 2015, when Islamic State gunmen killed dozens of foreign tourists in a museum in the ...

The indictment includes a brief sketch of al Qaeda's “command control structure,” including its “majlis al shura (or consultation council),” which “discussed and approved major undertakings, including terrorist operations.” In addition to bin Laden, jihadist bigwigs such as Abu Hafs el Masri and Saif al Adel ...
NEW YORK ― A German man who the authorities say "rubbed shoulders" with Osama Laden and other top al-Qaeda officials who planned and executed the Sept 11 attacks has been charged with conspiring to kill Americans and support terrorists along with other crimes, federal prosecutors announced on ...
Thus al-Qaeda now is like a dead body. But it could be revived in 2018 on one condition: The Iranian support. The Revolutionary Guard might search for a way to revive the old beast in order to keep the countries of the region busy and forget their conflict with Al-Faqih state. This may pose a great risk for ...
Furthermore, several recent studies have shown that domestic terrorism is often overlooked and rivals that of Al Qaeda-inspired terrorism. According to studies from New ... are allocated to analyze, assess, investigate, and prosecute domestic non-Islamic terrorists. A similar allegation was also made during ...
WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it had added three people affiliated with al Qaeda to its global terrorist list, a move aimed at isolating the groups and preventing them from using the U.S. financial system. The State Department said it added Muhammad al-Ghazali, Abukar Ali Adan and Wanas ...
No analysis, no nothing." On Wednesday, former New York Times journalist James Risen published a story on The Intercept in which he claimed his skepticism that Iraq under Saddam Hussein was linked to terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda were on multiple occasions buried by the Times' editorial staff.
Islamic State and Al Qaeda have been engaged in a fierce competition to promote their propaganda in India, an analysis of messages posted on social ... “The AQIS terror outfit has been promoted by official Al-Qaeda media such as Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) and Al-Qaida affiliate groups like AQAP ...
The Islamic State and Al Qaeda have been engaged in a fierce competition to promote their propaganda in India, an analysis of messages posted on social ... “The AQIS terror outfit has been promoted by official Al-Qaeda media such as Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) and Al-Qaida affiliate groups like ...
President George W. Bush infamously saw a connection between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's Iraq which just didn't exist. .... of “find, fix and finish” by constantly incorporating intelligence “exploitation and analysis,” creating what the counterterrorism community called an “F3EA” style of operations.
Al-Qaeda and Islamic State have adopted divergent strategies in their competition for dominance in Bangladesh. Al-Qaeda has sought to build popular support by exploiting the grievances of the country's political Islamists, and by employing targeted violence against secularists, atheists and those who are ...
Against all odds, and despite the most costly counter-terrorism campaign ever waged by the West, al-Qaeda has flourished—its comeback ...
(Analysis) — A new United Nations-sponsored report on the April 4 sarin incident in an Al Qaeda-controlled town in Syria blames Bashar ...
Our initial analysis: [thread] ... #OBLdocs prove OBL managed al-Qaeda's global network until his death. ... Zarate went on to ask Pompeo to discuss the "Iranian-al-Qaeda link," to which Pompeo replied the connection was "an ...
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:35 P.M.) – Over the past 24 hours, a large Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) fighting force has swarmed the last three ...
The leader of al-Qaeda was killed in a raid by US Seal Team Six in ... The journal's analysis at one point reads: "There has been hostility between the two. ... talking to us about what the Saudis had been doing with al-Qaida.
Overnight, the SAA began an offensive – heavily backed by Russian airstrikes – to reverse all jihadist gains although the outcome of the ...
Iran's relations with al-Qaeda is under the spotlight following the CIA's release of nearly half a million documents obtained during a 2011 raid ...
While al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, based in Yemen, had called for vehicle attacks in the West beginning in 2010, it was really only when ...
With al Qaeda now seen by the U.S. as likely the only group in Syria ... Foreign Affairs, self-described as the “leading magazine for analysis and ...
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:30 A.M.) – Islamist fighters are rushing to aid Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS/Al-Qaeda) in northeastern Hama after the ...
The Islamic State is now on the run in Syria and Iraq. Following the terror group's defeat this summer in its self-declared Iraqi capital of Mosul, ...
US Intelligence has for some time believed most of the surviving al-Qaeda leadership had been based in Iran at some point. (File photo: ...
But in 2012, al Qaeda knew him as Tamer Elnoury. They thought he was a .... He analyzed the room, in case he had to escape. Scott Pelley: But ...
Video released of Mali troops held by al-Qaida-linked group ... grabs and analysis of the Oct. 1 video shared by the al-Qaida-linked Islam and ...
Video released of Mali troops held by al-Qaida-linked group ... grabs and analysis of the Oct. 1 video shared by the al-Qaida-linked Islam and ...
Trump also vowed to crush al-Qaeda, prevent the Taliban from taking ... considered to be the “method of political analysis, popular in Central ...
Aurora man who tried to join al-Qaida branch in Syria faces sentencing .... those locations online to analyze their feasibility," the complaint said.
While the US-led coalition and Russian-backed Syrian troops have been focused on driving IS from the country's east, an al-Qaida-linked ...
"Al Qaeda will welcome ISIS members with open arms, those are ... end," according to an analysis by the Soufan Group security consultancy.
Turkish troops move into al-Qaida-dominated Syrian province ... to stay up to date on the latest Syria news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
Al Qaeda's Syrian offshoot developed in 2011 against the backdrop of Syria's ... Bennett Seftel is deputy director of analysis at The Cipher Brief.
Al Qaeda released yet another message from Ayman al Zawahiri yesterday. Since mid-2015, Zawahiri has released a steady stream of ...
Mark Taliano combines years of research with on-the-ground observations to present an informed and well-documented analysis that refutes ...


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