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Islamic State expands in Damascus, al Qaeda vows sharia for city

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized most of a Palestinian camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday, nearing President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power.

Al Qaeda in Syria signals sharia law for captured city

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front indicated on Wednesday that a Syrian city captured from the government in recent days would be ruled according to Islamic sharia law but the group would not seek to monopolize power there.

Syria, Iraq a 'finishing school' for foreign fighters: U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 25,000 foreign fighters from some 100 countries are linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, with Syria and Iraq comprising a "veritable international finishing school for extremists," United Nations experts reported to the U.N. Security Council.

Al Qaeda Splinter Group Claims Deadly Attack on Red Cross Aid Workers in Mali

yesterdayNews : Vice News

One Red Cross worker was killed and another injured when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle that was delivering supplies to a hospital in northern Mali.

Incredible recovery of a Navy SEAL who was shot 27 times and STILL managed to pull out his handgun and kill two enemy fighters [Video]

Wow, do I feel like a wimp compared to this guy. He was shot 27 times by al Qaeda militants. 11 hit his body armor, 16 hit him in the

Suspected al Qaeda Mastermind of Museum Terror Attack Killed in Tunisia

3 days agoNews : Vice News

The militant commander suspected of being behind the vicious museum attack in Tunisia has been killed, according to Tunisian officials.

Rebel Coalition Seizes Major Syrian City

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

A coalition of Islamist insurgents, including a branch of Al Qaeda, seized most of the northern Syrian city of Idlib on Saturday after four days of heavy fighting.

Videos Show Wild Celebration by Syrian Rebels After Takeover of City of Idlib

4 days agoNews : Vice News

A coalition of Islamist rebel groups — including an al Qaeda affiliate — celebrated after capturing the city of Idlib from forces loyal to the Assad regime.

Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city

A rebel force led by Islamist factions overran a major northwestern Syrian city on Saturday, rebel sources said, in what would represent an important victory for the country's beleaguered armed opposition.

Islamist fighters control Syrian city of Idlib: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist groups including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have seized the Syrian city of Idlib for the first time since the conflict in the country began, fighters and a monitoring group said on Saturday.

Syria's Al Qaeda Branch Captures Most Of Regime-Held City Idlib

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, captured most of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces Saturday, sweeping into neighborhoods in the center of the city in a powerful blow to President Bashar...Show More Summary

'Unholy alliance' of Islamists threatens Sweden: spy chief

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden, once cited by Osama bin Laden as the kind of country al Qaeda did not attack, is facing a rising threat from Islamist militants because of the crises in Iraq and Syria, its spy chief said in an interview on Friday.

Tunisia signals local al Qaeda links to Bardo museum attack

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia said on Thursday that an attack on a Tunis museum last week was launched by a cell of 23 militants, including an Algerian and Moroccans, with overlapping allegiances to a number of hardline islamist groups.

Syrian Islamist insurgents advance around Idlib city - monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An alliance of Syrian Islamist rebels including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have overrun 17 defense posts around Idlib in an offensive to take the city from the army and allied militia, a monitoring group said on Thurs...

Welcome to the New Terror Heartland

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

America’s ally in Yemen is gone. Its special forces have been evacuated. A country touted by the President as a counterterror ‘model’ is poised to be an ISIS and al Qaeda playland.

Obama Mideast efforts in tatters as Yemen ally flees

President Barack Obama’s main ally in Yemen, the country that hosts al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), fled in a boat today to avoid capture by forces controlled by the strongman Washington helped to dislodge in 2012. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is also backed by the Saudi and Gulf regimes, was holed up [...]Show More Summary

Yemen On the Brink of All-Out War as Rebels Move South

Analysts fear all-out warfare could allow Al Qaeda to grow in strength and stature

Roots of accused Boston bomber's note argued at trial

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and a terrorism expert serving as a prosecution witness argued on Tuesday over whether the defendant was paraphrasing Al Qaeda propaganda in a note he left four days after the deadly attack. Show More Summary

MICHAEL TOTTEN: Yemen Falls Apart. Suicide-bombers killed at least 137 people and wounded more t…

MICHAEL TOTTEN: Yemen Falls Apart. Suicide-bombers killed at least 137 people and wounded more than 350 in Yemen at two Shia mosques in the capital city of Sanaa on Friday. The very next day, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula seized control of the city of al-Houta, and the day after that, the Iranian-backed Houthi […]

Tsarnaev: Terrorism expert links Tsarnaev’s message in the boat to al Qaeda produced files on Tsarnaev’s computer

The prosecution entered the homestretch of its case today against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by calling Dr. Matthew Levitt to the stand. Levitt, who claims to be an expert on Islamist terrorism, is a senior fellow and director of the Stein Program on counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He also is [...]

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