BAGHDAD (Reuters) – In Iraq’s western desert near the Syrian border, in a landscape of sand and rock, a signpost announces that you are entering al Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
A Jordanian-based Islamist cleric urged jihadi terrorists last week not to emulate the late South African leader Nelson Mandela because he is an “infidel” and was given awards by major world powers.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – An al Qaeda-linked group in Syria has executed an Iraqi freelance cameraman, the first foreign journalist killed by insurgents in the rebel-held north, a press freedoms watchdog said on Thursday.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has discovered that several terrorists are living in the United States as refugees according to a new SBC News report.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Abdullah Azzam brigades, a Lebanon-based al Qaeda affiliate, said it was behind a double suicide attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, according to the Twitter page of a cleric linked to the group.
Israel has been holding a suspected al Qaeda terrorist trained in biological warfare for the past three years because he “poses a danger to national security,” Israel Hayom reports.
A top jihadi leader is urging Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to cease peaceful demonstrations and take up arms against the Egyptian military, which he dubbed “an army of infidels and apostates,” according to a translation of his remarks.
Maintaining a residual U.S. and NATO force in Afghanistan beyond 2014 remains critical to preventing the Taliban and al Qaeda from regaining a foothold in the country, according to a Department of Defense report released Friday.