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Global Jihad

Disseminating the Message of Jihad from a British Haven

The following review will present the content appearing on the website of the Al- Maqreze Center for Research, and information on the head of the center, Sheikh Hani Al-Siba’i. Sheikh Al-Siba’i, who resides in Britain after being granted political asylum, is a former operative of

Abu Yahya Al-Libi: Profile of an Al-Qaeda Leader

One of the most difficult challenges faced by Al-Qaeda is the ongoing loss of a large part of its first-, second- and even third-generation leadership, some of whom have been assassinated or arrested, and others of whom have dissociated themselves from Al-Qaeda and its terrorist

An Analysis of Two Attacks by the Al-Nusra Front in Syria

Liwa Al-Sham, an independent Salafi-jihadist media institution devoted to publishing information about Syria, produced two studies describing and analyzing two key attacks perpetrated by the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s arm in Syria, against targets of strategic importance to the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Both of the

Main Developments in Theaters of Jihad

Al-Qaeda’s nature and goals are transnational, as is evidenced by its threats and operations not being confined to particular countries or regions. Rather, through its many affiliates and adherents, Al-Qaeda has been able to extend its reach to many geographic locations, each of which has

The Crisis in the Syrian Arena of Jihad

During the first half of April 2013, a rift was exposed between the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, and the Islamic State of Iraq, Al-Qaeda’s branch in Iraq. The rift became clear after the cold response given by Abu Muhammad al-Golani, leader of the

Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi’s Letter as Evidence

During January 2014, there was another indication of the deep rift between the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, and the Al-Nusra Front and Al-Qaeda, with the publication of a letter written by Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi. Al-Maqdidi is considered the father of the Salafi-jihadist

How to Confront Raiding Special Forces

October 2012, Al-Qaeda’s official media institution, Al-Fajr, which is responsible for the distribution of official publications written by Al-Qaeda affiliates around the world, published an article titled, “How to Confront Raiding Special Forces” by Badr al-Subhi. 

AZAN Magazine – Profile Analysis

AZAN is an English-language magazine that covers various jihadist-related topics and is published by the Taliban in Pakistan. The Taliban in Pakistan, otherwise known by its full name, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (“Taliban Movement of Pakistan”), is a jihadist group that was founded in 2007 as a