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Global Jihad: Summary from Arabic Sources – The Second Half of May 2011

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

• A wave of terrorist attacks in Pakistan – reports on a rise in the Taliban’s capabilities in the country.
• A decline in the security situation in Iraq and a rise in the number of terrorist attacks perpetrated all over the country.
• Islamic militants identified with Al-Qaeda gained control of a number of cities in the Abyan Province in Yemen, including the capital Zinjibar. This occurred against a backdrop of increased protests against President Saleh, and following the opposition’s accusations that Saleh is using Al-Qaeda and enabling the organization to operate freely.
• New appointments in Al-Qaeda following the death of Bin Laden.

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