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Blasts in Syria kill dozens at security headquarters in Homs.

At least 32 people died at two of the most fortified complexes in the area. An al-Qaeda-linked alliance of rebel factions, known as Tahrir al-Sham, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

- Washington Post - US

Blasts in Syria kill dozens at security headquarters in Homs.

At least 32 people died at two of the most fortified complexes in the area. An al-Qaeda-linked alliance of rebel factions, known as Tahrir al-Sham, claimed responsibility for the attack.

- Washington Post - US

Twin Attacks on Syrian Security Buildings Kill at Least 32.

An al-Qaida-linked insurgent coalition known as the Levant Liberation Committee claimed responsibility for the attacks

- TIME Magazine - US

Twin suicide attacks in Homs, Syria, leave at least 42 people.

February 25, 2017, 1:15 PM A Syrian army colonel was among the 42 people at least killed in government-controlled Homs Saturday in an attack later claimed by former Al Qaeda branch Jabhat Fateh al-Sham At least six attackers blew themselves up near the state security and military headquarters. The colonel was identified as ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Twin attacks on Syrian security buildings kill at least 32, Al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility.

Twin attacks on two Syrian security offices in the central city of Homs Saturday killed at least 32 people, including a senior security official who heads the feared Military Intelligence services, state media and officials reported.

- FOX News - US

Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate claims Homs attacks.

Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate claims Homs attacks

- The Daily Star - LB

The interrogation of Saddam Hussein and U.S. policy in Iraq.

In March 2003, U.S. coalition forces invaded Iraq on the allegations that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had stockpiled weapons of mass destruction and developed ties to al-Qaida. The Iraqi president was deposed and his Ba'ath party disbanded, and in December 2003, Hussein was captured and interrogated. John Nixon, author ...

- Brookings - US

Yemen: US Should Investigate Civilian Deaths in Raid.

– The US government should credibly investigate the raid on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in central Yemen in late January 2017, that killed at least 14 civilians, including nine children, and make its findings public, Human Rights Watch said today. Expand Children outside one of the homes that was damaged during the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

'Al-Qaida is eating us': Syrian rebels are losing out to extremists.

The biggest surviving rebel stronghold in northern Syria is falling under the control of al-Qaida-linked extremists amid a surge of rebel infighting that threatens to vanquish what is left of the moderate rebellion.

- Stars and Stripes - US

130 found shot, beheaded in Syria mass graves.

The bodies of some 130 fighters shot execution-style or beheaded by rival jihadis have been found in mass graves in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group and rebel sources said Thursday. The grim discovery comes nearly a week after clashes in Idlib province between the jihadi Jund al-Aqsa rebel group and al-Qaida's former ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Top Pentagon brass set to give Trump 'political-military' plan to defeat Islamic State, other terrorists.

A Pentagon-led review of strategy to defeat the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up action against IS but also to counter al-Qaida and other extremist groups beyond Iraq and Syria, the nation's top military officer said Thursday. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

'Al-Qaeda is eating us': Syrian rebels are losing out to extremists

The U.S. and its allies have suspended aid to the rebels to get them to unite against al-Qaeda, but instead they are being overrun by it.

- Washington Post - US

Bin Laden raid architect McRaven says Trump media attack threatens democracy

The retired admiral who designed and oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden says President Trump's superheated charge that the mainstream news media is the enemy of the American people' is not just wrong, but also could pose a dire threat to American democracy. The president said the news media is the enemy of the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Admiral who oversaw bin Laden raid: Trump attacks on press 'greatest threat to democracy' right now

The retired admiral who oversaw the raid that successfully killed 9/11 terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden has come out forcefully against President Donald Trump's attacks on the American media. The Austin American Statesman reports that Ret. Adm. William McRaven, who now serves as chancellor...

- The Raw Story - US

Retired admiral, commander of bin Laden raid, slams Trump's sentiments on media

Retired admiral William McRaven called a recent media denunciation by President Donald Trump "greatest threat to democracy" he's seen in his lifetime. "We must challenge this statement and this sentiment that the news media is the enemy of the American people," McRaven said.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Dunford: Counter-Islamic State plan will have global scope

A Pentagon-led review of strategy to defeat the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up action against IS but also to counter al-Qaida and other extremist groups beyond Iraq and Syria, the nation's top military officer said Thursday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Inside Al Qaeda’s Plot to Blow Up an American Airliner

Anwar al-Awlaki, a Qaeda leader and American killed in a drone strike, inspired and advised Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to take down a plane with explosives in his underwear.

- New York Times - US

Suspect arrested in Swiss anti-terror investigation

One person was arrested in the canton of Ticino on Wednesday as part of a criminal investigation against two men suspected of violating the law banning terror groups Al Qaida and Islamic State.

- The Local - INT

F.B.I. Interviews Tell of Cleric’s Role in Plot to Bomb Plane

Anwar al-Awlaki, a Qaeda leader and American killed in a drone strike, inspired and advised Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to take down a plane with explosives in his underwear.

- New York Times - US

Al-Qaida ranks join thousands in Egypt to mourn 'blind sheikh' convicted in deadly 1993 WTC blast

Thousands of mourners gathered in a small Egyptian town on Wednesday for the funeral of the Muslim cleric known as “the blind sheikh” who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York. Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was also convicted of planning a broader “war of urban ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: From Global Insurgent to State Enforcer?

MembersAl Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: From Global Insurgent to State Enforcer?28 Mar 2017 - 18:00 to 19:15Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, LondonParticipantsDr Elisabeth Kendall, Senior Research Fellow in Arabic, Pembroke College OxfordMartin Jerrett, Political Adviser on Yemen, UN Further ...

- Chatham House - UK

Trump bursting myth of white supremacy

Obama leads America out of a very deep recession, ends an unnecessary war in Iraq, brings the troops home and eliminates Osama bin Laden, America's foremost enemy

- Daily Monitor - UG

Bipartisan Group Wants Congressional War Votes on ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Yemen

A letter from a bipartisan group of representatives calls on Paul Ryan to schedule votes on AUMF resolutions.

- Reason.com - US

Burglars break into Bin Laden family flat in Paris - but find nothing of value to steal

Would-be thieves are the latest criminals to target high-profile individuals in Paris.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Thieves botch raid on luxury Paris flat belonging to Bin Laden family

There was no luck for the would-be burglars of the swanky Paris apartment belonging to the Bin Laden family.

- The Local - INT

Notorious Al-Qaeda commander eliminated: NDS

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 19 February 2017 KABUL : An Al-Qaeda commander was among dozens of foreign militants killed during an operation by intelligence...

- Pajhwok - AF

'Blind sheikh' Abdel-Rahman dies in US prison

The longtime face of radical Islam has died at 78 while serving a life sentence on conspiracy charges. Abdel-Rahman was an associate of Osama bin Laden and linked to numerous violent attacks around the world.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

The world's deadliest U.N. peacekeeping mission

The al-Qaeda threat in Mali presents a new challenge to peacekeepers.

- Washington Post - US

Botched Yemen Raid Shows Risks of Trump's Approach

09 February 2017This is emblematic of Trump's governance style: bold, impulsive, and with a very certain disregard for consequences. Dr Leslie Vinjamuri Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme; Member of Council Trump with Stephen Bannon and Michael Flynn in the Oval Office. Photo: Getty Images. The recent botched ...

- Chatham House - UK

What Is the Muslim Brotherhood?

A variety of groups ascribe to the Islamist objective of imposing their politicized beliefs on others. Included in these are ISIS, al-Qaeda and Hizb ut-Tahrir. However, the largest and best organized of all the Islamist groups is the Muslim Brotherhood.

- Hudson New York - US

Conditions in the Sahel Benefit Al Qaeda

Islamist militant and jihadist groups thrive on disenfranchised youths who lack opportunity and services in their native countries.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

How Pakistan may test the Trump administration

Pakistan was the scene of Barack Obama's arguably greatest triumph as president when he ordered American commandos to kill Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. He made the crucial decisions about the raid including the decision not to tell anyone in Pakistan that the Central Intelligence Agency had found bin ...

- Brookings - US

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