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Al Qaeda

Bomb suspect praised Osama bin Laden, Anwar al Awlaki in notebook

21st September 2016 – The Long War Journal

Bomb suspect praised Osama bin Laden, Anwar al Awlaki in notebook

Thomas Joscelyn

The Department of Justice has charged Ahmad Khan Rahami with the bombings in New York and New Jersey on Sept. 17, as well as other planned attacks. more...

Analysis & Commentary

27th November 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban feature 2 training camps in latest propaganda

Bill Roggio

The Taliban said 100 “mujahideen” have graduated from its “Khalid bin Walid Camp” and 50 more from its “Abu Dujana Camp.” These two facilities are designed to indoctrinate and train fighters in basic combat techniques, and the Khalid bin Walid Camp “can train up to 2000 recruits at a single time,” according to the Taliban. more...

23rd November 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces close in on Tal Afar

Bill Roggio, Amir Toumaj

More than a month has passed since Iraqi ground forces backed by Iraqi and Coalition air power launched operation “We Are Coming, Ninevah” to retake the province and its capital of Mosul from the Islamic State, which captured the area in June 2014. more...

22nd November 2016 – Quoted by Associated Press

Libyans arrest wife of senior al-Qaida-linked militant

Libyan authorities said Tuesday that they have arrested a wife of the one-eyed militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar, once considered the most dangerous man in the Sahara and a veteran al-Qaida-linked figure. more...

21st November 2016 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - UPI

In Syria, a resurgent al-Qaida gathers strength

Thomas Joscelyn

As the Islamic State caliphate crumbles, al-Qaida, the pioneering jihadist organization that IS eclipsed by seizing large chunks of Syria and Iraq, is resurgent, deftly maneu­vering itself into the jihadist van­guard in Syria wearing a nationalist mask as its strength grows through alliances with lesser rebel forces. more...