Middle East analysts are trying to assess this new beast that has emerged out of Islamist dysfunction: ISIL or, as they like to call themselves, The Islamic State. The borders of this imagined “state” are vague because this cult does not recognize borders. Their aim is to melt all the boundaries established by the victorious […]
The other day we mentioned how Filipino peacekeepers, with the help of an Irish quick reaction force, escaped al Qaeda insurgents on the Golan Heights. Today the Associated Press reports that commander of those Filipinos is charging that their United Nations commander had ordered them to surrender to the Syrian rebels; Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang […]
An al-Qaida-linked group in Syria tied to missing United Nations peacekeepers released five Lebanese hostages on Saturday. The four soldiers and one police officer were abducted in early August, when Syria-based militants clashed with security forces in Lebanon. Show More Summary
Recent reporting indicates concerns for states along the Mexico border.
A second American has died fighting for the terrorist organization ISIS, or Islamic State — a group that is so extreme and bloodthirsty that even Al Qaeda leaders have stood against it. The latest American to die is Abdiraaman Muhumed from Minneapolis, who notably left behind nine children to seek paradise in martyrdom as a […]
ISIS may be getting all the attention right now, but yesterday’s terrorists over at Al Qaeda are trying to stay relevant.
Fox News reports that the General Atomics defense contractor in San Diego is a mong the terror targets mentioned in a new English-language Al Qaeda magazine called Palestine--Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem. The magazine,...Show More Summary
43 United Nations peacekeepers patrolling the Golan Heights was kidnapped while on duty, with the Israeli Defense Forces believing that they were taken by a group linked to Al Qaeda.
An Al Qaeda magazine calls for more terror attacks in America and urged the bombings of Las Vegas casinos, military colleges, and oil tankers targets. The English-language magazine even features a car bomb making “how-to” article. Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem is an online Al Qaeda magazine created by the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) arm
Wednesday on CNN, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk said, "ISIS is al Qaeda" because he said there are many groups that have morphed from each other now all "competing" for the "global jihad mantle." And added the winner needed to hit harder than Sept. Show More Summary
ISIS is now the wealthiest terrorist organization on the planet, according to Foreign Policy. And the Al Qaeda offshoot has the ambition and perhaps even the organization needed to put its piles of oil and smuggling-related profits to...Show More Summary
Douglas McCain, a Minnesotan who had been killed fighting alongside ISIS, was childhood best friends with another American who had joined an al Qaeda-linked terror group fighting in Somalia. One of McCain's closest childhood friends was Troy Kastigar. Show More Summary
Al Qaeda’s Syria wing Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Wednesday. The fighters,...Show More Summary
With the rapid emergence of the Islamic State extremist group in the Middle East, new threats to American security arise as the group seeks to establish legitimacy over al Qaeda. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.
The Taliban wanted to trade Bergdahl for her. The Islamic State offered to swap Foley. Why does every jihadist group want the U.S. to free Aafia Saddiqui?
NBC News just broke the fascinating news about a 33-year-old Southern Californian with a crazy Twitter account who has been killed in Syria fighting for ISIS, Al Qaeda's uglier, nastier little brother: Read more...
Someone paid the ransom that released Peter Theo Curtis from the clutches of Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate — if not in cash, then, likely, in benefits for the al-Nusra Front’s battle to topple Bashar Assad.
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden on Monday said the United States shouldn’t underestimate the threats posted by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, given earlier failures to recognize al Qaeda’s rise. “We’ve underestimated these guys in the past … a failure of imagination before 9/11. Show More Summary
When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda.