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Bands of Islamist terrorists began targeting followers of Christ not long after the 2003 overthrow of dictator Saddam Hussein, with al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) proclaiming publicly that all "infidels" in Iraq should prepare for death. But after a focused, years-long social, political and military campaign by coalition ...
Kennedy grew up in Monroe and joined the Army in May 2006, deploying to Iraq in June 2007, where his unit was responsible for disrupting al-Qaeda in Iraq supply lines. After he got back from Iraq, Kennedy abused alcohol, self-mutilated and began having suicidal thoughts despite leading his team to top ...

A year later, in September 2005, al-Qaeda in Iraq — ISIL's parent organization — followed suit. The same year, a Belgian woman named Muriel Degauque became the first European female suicide bomber when she attacked a U.S. military convoy near Baghdad. In the following years, al-Qaeda in Iraq ...
He said the Trump Administration was determined not to repeat the mistake the Obama Administration made in Iraq, when “a premature departure ... allowed al-Qaeda in Iraq to survive and eventually morph into Isis”. Does Trump agree with that position? The multiple other players in Syria, including Russia ...
There was no Al-Qaeda in Iraq before the U.S. and British invasion. It first appeared in Iraq in 2004, when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi formed an alliance with Al-Qaeda, pledging his allegiance to Osama bin Laden in return for his endorsement as the leader of the group's franchise in Iraq. Al-Qaeda's main ...
Then, in July 2016, the Defense Department announced the killing of Basim Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari, who served as the Islamic State's “deputy minister of war.” Al-Bajari originally joined al Qaeda in Iraq and continued to work his way up through the ranks of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's enterprise.

Some of these individuals and many ultraconservative Islamists formed jihadi groups such as Al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2004, which became part of the Islamic State of Iraq in 2006. It was around this period that a war initially backed by up to 71 percent of the U.S. population lost a majority of its supporters, ...
BAGHDAD: A Baghdad court has convicted the sister of the former leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq who was killed in 2010 and sentenced her to death on terrorism charges, a spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman of Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council, Abdel-Sattar Bayrkdar, said in a statement that Abu Omar ...
BAGHDAD -- A Baghdad court has convicted the sister of the former leader of al Qaeda in Iraq who was killed in 2010 and sentenced her to death on terrorism charges, a spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman of Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council, Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar, said in a statement that Abu ...
During 2011-2012 unrest in Syria, a new theatre of war opened for Al Qaeda in Iraq. It founded Jabhat Al Nusra and dispatched veteran fighters to Syria and rebranded itself Al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria (Daesh) and deployed more taqfiris to Syria, where they rivaled and often clashed with the Jabhat Al ...
Iraq now looks much as it did in 2010, another election year, shortly after the defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq, the precursor to IS. That victory was thanks largely to America's support for “awakened” Sunni fighters, many of whom were repelled by the jihadists' brutality. The Kurds, at the time, co-operated with the ...
It does so by attempting to draw a daisy-chain of connections between al-Qaida in Afghanistan and a terrorist group founded in 2003 in Iraq called Jam'at al-Tawhid wa'al Jihad, which later renamed itself al-Qaida in Iraq. The government says that the Iraqi group was started by an “associate” of Osama bin ...
In Afghanistan, we created disorder and then the Taliban returned — the power vacuum there was also filled by ISIS. And in Iraq, the vacuum was filled by militant groups, most notably al-Qaeda in Iraq. In Libya, the vacuum was filled by a complicated range of militant groups. The mood in the US is: “We just ...
Amid the ensuing U.S. occupation, jihadi groups such as Al-Qaeda in Iraq—which would later form the Islamic State of Iraq and ISIS—launched deadly attacks against civilians and soldiers. This stirred further sectarian violence between newly empowered Shiite Muslims, increasingly disillusioned Sunni ...
Around $25 billion went to Iraq's military, which disintegrated during the lightning 2014 offensive of the Islamic State group, which grew out of al-Qaida in Iraq. U.S. government auditors also found massive waste and corruption, fueling suspicions of Western politicians like Trump who want to scale back ...
Around $25 billion went to Iraq's military, which disintegrated during the lightning 2014 offensive of the Islamic State group, which grew out of al-Qaida in Iraq. U.S. government auditors also found massive waste and corruption, fueling suspicions of Western politicians like Trump who want to scale back ...
Around $25 billion went to Iraq's military, which disintegrated during the lightning 2014 offensive of the Islamic State group, which grew out of al-Qaida in Iraq. U.S. government auditors also found massive waste and corruption, fueling suspicions of Western politicians like Trump who want to scale back ...

Or is it a coincidence that some of the major figures in the jihadi movement — Muslim Brotherhood ideologue Sayyid Qutb; Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri; Al Qaeda in Iraq founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi — were all victims of horrific torture? Lawrence Wright, one of the world's leading authorities on Al ...
U.S. opponents have included al Qaeda in Iraq, the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Haqqani Network in Afghanistan and Pakistan and, most recently, the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Now, with the redrawing of the major threats to American national security, we can expect to see the central focus move ...
The shootings, the torture, the general chaos, all helped drive thousands of Iraqis from the minority Sunni community into the arms of radical groups led by brutal gangsters, such as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi's Al Qaeda in Iraq, formed in 2004 to fight U.S. troops and their local allies, was a precursor ...
"We cannot make the same mistakes that were made in 2011 when a premature departure from Iraq allowed al-Qaida in Iraq to survive and eventually morph into ISIS," Tillerson said in a speech at Stanford University. "It was that vacuum that allowed ISIS and other terrorist organizations to wreak havoc on ...
Tillerson accused Assad of not just backing al-Qaeda in Iraq but ISIS itself, claiming there was evidence that the regime had abetted the terror group “by releasing known terrorists from Syrian prisons and turning a blind eye to” to its growth, adding that “in spite of the threat ISIS posed in Syria, Assad focused ...
The thing is, we're already fighting the second manifestation of Islamic State, which used to be called al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and reconstituted itself in U.S. prisons in that country. The next threat is actually ISIS 3.0. Odds are ISIS leaders, fighters and sympathizers will go underground for a while — in both ...
He also confessed that he was one of the founders of Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 2004, in addition to taking part in several operations by al-Qaeda in Iraq. Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was ...
The militant group rebranded itself from al-Qaeda in Iraq to the Islamic State in Iraq in 2006. It formally split from al-Qaeda and named itself the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in 2013. The split between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS) began with a dispute over leadership ...
But the rise of the Islamic State group, an offshoot of the dormant al-Qaeda in Iraq, forced American forces back to Iraq and Syria, first in the form of airstrikes and later, an advise and assist mission and the use of special forces. "There is a big difference between defeating them militarily on the battlefield and ...
The Islamic State grew out of the ashes of al-Qaeda in Iraq. It declared itself a worldwide caliphate in June 2014, the United States began using force against it that summer, and by September of that year, the Obama administration had interpreted the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs to apply to the Islamic State.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Saudi Arabia of double-crossing the Palestinians and betraying 1.6 billion Muslims by siding with the U.S. and Israel on regional affairs. Newsweek reports in its article IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER SAYS SAUDI ARABIA SIDES WITH ISRAEL ...
“We cannot repeat the mistake of 2011, where a premature departure from Iraq allowed al-Qaeda in Iraq to survive and eventually become ISIS,” said Tillerson. He also noted that Iran's enhanced role is one of the biggest challenges in the region. “Continued strategic threats to the U.S. other than ISIS ...
"Let us be clear: The United States will maintain a military presence in Syria focused on ensuring ISIS cannot re-emerge. Our military mission in Syria will remain conditions-based. We cannot make the same mistakes that were made in 2011 when a premature departure from Iraq allowed Al-Qaeda in Iraq to ...
"We cannot repeat the mistake of 2011, where a premature departure from Iraq allowed al Qaeda in Iraq to survive and eventually become ISIS," he said. Tillerson also said the U.S. continues to push for a peace deal in the country that would exclude Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Catherine Garcia ...
But even after Iraq took its initial nosedive into hell, Rumsfeld insisted in November 2005 that “insurgency” was the wrong word to describe Al Qaeda in Iraq, then led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Rumsfeld argued that it is impossible for an insurgency to be legitimate in a country with a cohesive, popularly ...
Ten years ago: The U.S. military reported nine American soldiers were killed in the first two days of a new offensive to root out al-Qaida in Iraq fighters holed up in districts north of Baghdad. Five years ago: The Seastreak Wall Street, a commuter ferry, made a hard landing into a Manhattan pier, injuring 85 ...
In 1997, a commuter plane crashed 18 miles short of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing all 29 people on board. Ten years ago: The U.S. military reported nine American soldiers were killed in an offensive to root out al-Qaida in Iraq fighters holed up north of Baghdad. Five years ago: No one was elected ...
The next question is who created ISIS? ISIS “can trace its roots back to the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian. In 2004, a year after the US-led invasion of Iraq, Zarqawi pledged allegiance to Osama Bin Laden and formed al-Qaeda in Iraq” [ BBC News December 2, 2016 ]. Al-Qaeda in Iraq did not exist ...
The forerunner of ISIS was al-Qaida in Iraq. The U.S. and its allies dismantled that group a decade ago. The group then re-emerged as ISIS, stronger than ever, as conditions proved more favorable. This included the chaotic Arab uprisings of 2011 and the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq that same year.
Furthermore, Kashmir represents a Muslim majority region (about three-quarters of the total demographic) surrounded by non-Muslim majority provinces in India and China. The so-called Islamic State, which originated from Al-Qaeda in Iraq, official broke ranks with Al-Qaeda after strong disagreements ...
Around $25 billion went to Iraq's military, which disintegrated during the lightning 2014 offensive of the Islamic State group, which grew out of al-Qaida in Iraq. U.S. government auditors also found massive waste and corruption, fueling suspicions of Western politicians like Trump who want to scale back ...
Around $25 billion went to Iraq's military, which disintegrated during the lightning 2014 offensive of the Islamic State group, which grew out of al-Qaida in Iraq. U.S. government auditors also found massive waste and corruption, fueling suspicions of Western politicians like Trump who want to scale back ...
The radical group's predecessor, Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), emerged from Iraq's Sunni heartland in 2006 and was welcomed by many Anbaris, who saw it as offering protection against Shiite-dominated authorities in Baghdad. They were finally kicked out by pro-government forces, but five years later in late ...
ISIS has its roots in Iraqi jihadi groups, especially Al-Qaeda in Iraq, that rose in the wake of the U.S. invasion and occupation of the country in 2003. After toppling Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the U.S. struggled to stabilize the country and faced regular attacks from ultraconservative Sunni Muslim groups ...
Najib had links to Al-Qaeda, which earned him the nickname "al Zarqawi of the Philippines", a reference to the slain leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Musab al Zarqawi. AQI morphed into ISIS, to which Najib pledged allegiance in 2014. According to Banlaoi, Najib worked closely with Mahmud Ahmad, ...
Najib had links to Al Qaeda, which earned him the nickname “al Zarqawi of the Philippines“, a reference to the slain leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Musab al Zarqawi. AQI morphed into Islamic State, to which Najib pledged allegiance in 2014. According to Banlaoi, Najib worked closely with Mahmud ...
... urged to conduct more spectacular attacks like those of al-Qaida in Iraq, allegedly said of the 2012 attacks, “I intended then to kill everybody ...
As the war against Daesh comes to an end in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist organization attacked a Sufi mosque in Egypt's Sinai, killing more than ...
... predecessor] al-Qaeda in Iraq, and served as an interlocutor between al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders and Qatar-based donors”, Treasury noted.
The U.S. occupation also, however, saw a massive upsurge in violence from Sunni Muslim militant groups such as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, which ...
"Most veterans of IS and Al-Qaeda in Iraq are now regrouping in Syria" where jihadist groups still occupy many areas, he said. These fighters ...
It also sheds light on al-Qaeda in Iraq, ISIS, Fatah al-Islam, and the relationship between them. The book will also include undisclosed ...
The Amman bombing, coordinated attacks against three of the capital's hotels in November 2005, which were conducted by Al-Qaida in Iraq, ...


 

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