10 May '17, 5pm

State offers $10 million for leader of 'the Syria branch of al Qaeda'

State offers $10 million for leader of 'the Syria branch of al Qaeda'

Muhammad al-Jawlani, also known as Abu Muhammad al-Golani, also known as Muhammad al-Julani, is the senior leader of the terrorist organization, the al-Nusrah Front (ANF), the Syria branch of al-Qa’ida. In April 2013, al-Jawlani pledged allegiance to al-Qa’ida and its leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. In July 2016, al-Jawlani praised al-Qa’ida and al-Zawahiri in an online video and claimed the ANF was changing its name to Jabhat Fath Al Sham (“Conquest of the Levant Front”). Under al-Jawlani’s leadership, ANF has carried out multiple terrorist attacks throughout Syria, often targeting civilians. In April 2015, ANF reportedly kidnapped, and later released, approximately 300 Kurdish civilians from a checkpoint in Syria. In June 2015, ANF claimed responsibility for the massacre of 20 residents in the Druze village Qalb Lawzeh in Idlib province, Syria. In January 2017, ANF merged with...

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Tabqah, Syria liberated from the Islamic State

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longwarjournal.org 08 May '17, 7pm

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Taliban and Islamic State clash in eastern Afghanistan | FDD's Long War Journal

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longwarjournal.org 09 May '17, 3pm

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AQAP leader discusses complex war in Yemen

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longwarjournal.org 03 May '17, 1am

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Islamic State leader in Egypt says church bombings

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longwarjournal.org 05 May '17, 2am

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A leader acts on regret.

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#US soldier killed battling

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Somalia says regional al-Shabab leader is killed in raid

Somalia says regional al-Shabab leader is kille...

militarytimes.com 07 May '17, 3pm

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A regional leader of the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in a raid by Somalia's military, t...