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Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader – Fox News

Fox NewsBEIRUT – Al Qaeda fighters killed the leader of a rival Islamic brigade in a twin car bombing near Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, an attack likely to further exacerbate rebel infighting even as government forces continued their intense shelling of opposition-held …Syria barrel bombs ‘kill dozens of civilians’ in AleppoBBC NewsSyrian forces kill […]

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UN calls for unity after deadly Lebanon bombing – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBEIRUT: The U.N. Security Council appealed to the Lebanese people to preserve national unity despite consistent attempts to undermine the country’s stability, in the wake of the deadly bombing in the northeastern city of Hermel that was claimed by an …Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda battles in Lebanon to increase: AnalystsAhram OnlineLebanese extremist group says it […]

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Somali Leader Says Militant Hit a Blow to Rebels – ABC News

ABC NewsSomalia’s president says the killing of a militant in a U.S. drone strike Sunday is “another blow” to the Islamic rebels who continue to stage lethal attacks across the country. The president’s Twitter account posted late Sunday that Somalia’s government is …Somalia confirms killing of Al-Shabaab commanderXinhuaU.S launches missile strike at Somali terrorist with […]

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Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority – Washington Post

Washington PostGENEVA — Syria’s government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism — not ensuring peace — and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on …At Syria talks, a workaround: Forget regime change, for nowChristian Science MonitorSyria’s warring […]

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Syria’s warring factions agree to talks, as Al Qaeda leader urges rebels to unite – Fox News

Fox NewsDelegations representing the Syrian regime and its main Western-backed opposition have reportedly agreed to start direct talks when negotiations resume on Friday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Sky News that he had held discussions with …Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks is priorityHouston ChronicleUS and UN express horror at Syria torture reportBBC NewsUN […]

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Israel foils Al Qaeda’s plan to blow up US Embassy in Tel Aviv – Business Standard

Business StandardIsrael has reportedly said that it has foiled an ‘advanced’ Al Qaeda plan to carry out suicide bombing on the US Embassy in Tel Aviv and other targets. Analysts have pointed that it is the first time the global terror network’s leadership has been directly involved …World Digest: Jan. 22, 2014Washington PostIsrael arrests three-man […]

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Israel says it stopped al-Qaeda attack on US Embassy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM – Israel’s internal security agency said Wednesday it arrested three Palestinians for allegedly planning to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem International Convention Center and other targets. The Shin Bet intelligence agency …Al-Qaeda plotted US embassy attack in Tel Aviv: IsraelSydney Morning HeraldIsrael: Al-Qaida Plot Targeting US Embassy FoiledVoice […]

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Israel arrests Al-Qaida recruits trying to bomb US embassy in Tel Aviv – Haaretz

HaaretzShin Bet officials announced on Wednesday that they have arrested three Palestinians, two of them East Jerusalem residents with Israeli identification cards, for alleged involvement in an Al-Qaida plan to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The group had …Israel says foils al-Qaida plot on US embassyBusinessweekIsrael says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to […]

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Iraqi special forces, tribesmen assault militants in Ramadi – Reuters

ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi tribesmen backed by police special forces and helicopter gunships assaulted al Qaeda-linked militants in the eastern and southern outskirts of the city of Ramadi on Sunday, police and local officials said. They said the ground …Jordan Ready to Host US Training of Iraqi SoldiersABC NewsIraq launches Al Qaeda offensivePoliticoIraq begins al-Qaida […]

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Almost 500 reported killed in Syria – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan – Clashes among different rebel factions in northern Syria have killed nearly 500 people and may determine the future of al-Qaeda-linked regiments fighting in the country. The al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and a-Sham (ISIS) has …Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists sayLos Angeles TimesAl Qaeda group fights back […]

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Why ‘Jihad Jane’ could be free in four years (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorAn American-born woman who called herself “Jihad Jane” was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday for plotting with an Al Qaeda-linked terrorism cell to kill a Swedish artist. Skip to next paragraph. Elizabeth Barber. Staff Writer. Elizabeth Barber is a …‘Jihad Jane’ Sentenced to 10 Years in Plot to Kill ArtistWall […]

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Kerry vows support for Iraq government in Fallujah, but won’t send US troops – Fox News

Fox NewsIn his first remarks since Islamic militants with Al Qaeda ties overran the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised support for Iraq’s government, but emphatically rejected any possibility that the U.S. would send troops …Bombings kill 20 in Baghdad as Iraq violence surgesUSA TODAYUS will support Iraq […]

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McCain, Graham blast Obama for Al Qaeda-related takeover of Fallujah, call … – Fox News

Fox NewsRepublican senators on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for Al Qaeda affiliates over-running parts of Iraq, including the city of Fallujah, which the United States secured before President Obama removed all U.S. forces from that country in 2011.Iraq conflict: Sunni fighters seize FallujahBBC NewsIraqi PM to al Qaeda fighters: ‘We will not withdraw’ from […]

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Syria fighting between rebels and Al Qaeda-linked group spreads – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAMMAN, Jordan – Clashes spread Saturday between groups nominally united against the Syrian government as mainstream rebels attempted to expel an Al Qaeda-linked group from opposition areas. Rebels and fighters with the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic …Syrian rebels want foreign fighters goneCNNAl-Qaeda-linked ISIS under attack in northern SyriaBBC NewsQaeda-Linked Insurgents Clash With Other Rebels […]

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Syrian Rebel Alliance Battles al-Qaida-linked Fighters – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaBEIRUT — An alliance of Islamist and other rebel factions battled fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) across north-western Syria on Saturday in apparently coordinated strikes against the powerful al-Qaida-linked group. Activists said …Syria fighting between rebels and Al Qaeda-linked group spreadsLos Angeles TimesSyrian rebels want foreign fighters […]

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Al-Qaida Group Says Responsible for Beirut Bombing – ABC News

ABC NewsAn al-Qaida linked group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide car bombing last week in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood in Lebanon, as its fighters fought other rebels in neighboring Syria in the most serious infighting since the uprising began.Al-Qaeda-linked ISIS under attack in northern SyriaBBC NewsSyrian rebels launch fierce offensive against al Qaeda fightersReuters […]

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Analysis: Anbar violence goes beyond sectarian conflict in Iraq – BBC News

BBC NewsThe attacks on the main police station in Fallujah on Wednesday, followed by the takeover of other police stations in Fallujah and Ramadi on the following day, are part of the escalation in the Sunni-Shia sectarian conflict that has long plagued Iraq and …Al-Qaeda-linked force captures Fallujah amid rise in violence in IraqWashington PostQaeda-Aligned […]

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Iraq Fighters, Qaeda Allies, Claim Falluja As New State – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — Black-clad Sunni militants of Al Qaeda destroyed the Falluja Police Headquarters and mayor’s office, planted their flag atop other government buildings and decreed the western Iraqi city to be their new independent state on Friday in an …Scores Dead in Iraqi Battle With Al Qaeda-Linked FightersWall Street JournalAl Qaeda-linked insurgents, with […]

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Al-Qaeda Fighters Take Control of Fallujah as Iraq Army Attacks – Businessweek

BusinessweekAl-Qaeda-linked militants held control of much of the Iraqi city of Fallujah and other nearby towns, fighting off efforts by troops with air support to regain control, according to a witness. The al-Qaeda fighters have seized military equipment provided by the U.S. …Qaeda-Aligned Militants in Iraq Claim Falluja as Independent StateNew York TimesAl-Qaida sweep in […]

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Iraq Fights to Recapture Towns From Al-Qaeda as Violence Spirals – Businessweek

BusinessweekA police vehicle burns during a clash between Iraqi tribesmen and Iraqi security forces in Ramadi, Iraq on Jan. 2, 2014. Source: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. Iraqi forces backed by aircraft and Sunni tribal militias have launched assaults to expel …Al-Qaeda launches attacks in western IraqUSA TODAYAl-Qaeda militants make gains in Iraq city: policeThe […]

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Al-Qaeda launches attacks in western Iraq – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAl-Qaeda militants in key western Iraqi cities launched a series of brazen attacks against police stations and fought battles with government forces Thursday amid growing sectarian tensions between Sunnis and Shiites. Al-Qaeda militants, emboldened by …Iraqi security forces fight militants in Anbar provinceBBC NewsIraq Violence With al-Queda Ties Adds to Pressure on U.S.BloombergRebels seize […]

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Lebanon arrests Saudi leader of Al-Qaeda-linked group – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBeirut: Lebanese military authorities have arrested the leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, the offshoot of al-Qaeda that claimed responsibility for the double suicide bomb attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut in November, according to Lebanese news …Lebanon interrogating head of Al Qaeda-linked group responsible for Iran …The NationalLebanon ‘arrests head of […]

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A Deadly Mix in Benghazi – New York Times

New York TimesMonths of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context, turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any …New York Times: No Al-Qaida Role in 2012 Benghazi KillingsVoice of America5 […]

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US Captive of Al Qaeda Makes a Plea to Obama – New York Times

New York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American development consultant abducted by Al Qaeda in Pakistan more than two years ago has urged the Obama administration to help secure his freedom in an impassioned video message released by the group.American Hostage in Pakistan Pleads for HelpVoice of AmericaKidnapped American feels ‘abandoned’ by USNBCNews.comAmerican hostage asks US […]

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In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Captured American Warren Weinstein looks tired and pale and speaks in steady monotone in pleading for his freedom to President Barack Obama. In the video released by al Qaeda on Christmas Day, he says he feels abandoned and forgotten …American Al Qaeda Hostage Begs Obama for HelpWall Street Journal‘Abandoned and forgotten’: American abducted […]

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American Held by Al Qaeda in Pakistan Asks Obama to Negotiate Release – New York Times

New York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American development consultant abducted by Al Qaeda in Pakistan more than two years ago has urged the Obama administration to help secure his freedom in an impassioned video message released by the group.American abducted in Pakistan calls for US help, says he feels ‘abandoned’Fox NewsAmerican held hostage by Al […]

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood declared ‘terrorist group’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe military-backed interim Egyptian government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group after blaming it for a deadly attack on a police HQ earlier this week. The group, whose candidate Mohammed Morsi won the presidential poll last year …Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist groupTelegraph.co.ukAl Qaeda-linked group says it bombed Egypt police headquartersLos […]