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Global Jihad: Summary from Arabic Sources – The First Half of January 2011

This report summarizes the most prominent articles published in the Arabic media on the subject of global Jihad over the course of the first half of January 2011. Following are the main issues raised in this report:

• The Arab media reported on conflicts taking place with the Al-Qaeda leadership over the organization’s strategy regarding terror attacks.
• There are increasing indications that Al-Qaeda prefers to carry out continuous small-scale attacks with the goal of wearing down the enemy forces to perpetrating sporadic large-scale attacks.
• The “Islamic State of Iraq” organization has been waging a campaign against the Iraqi Christians.
• The attack on the Coptic Church in Alexandria was widely covered by the Arab media.
• The Al-Qaeda organization is focusing its efforts on attacking Yemen security forces.
• Saudi Arabia published a new list of wanted men, which includes 47 wanted Al-Qaeda members.

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