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Periodical Review January 2010 – No. 2

This report summarizes the most prominent events posted on the Jihadi online forums in the first half of January 2010. Among the central topics appearing in this issue are:

• The suicide bombing of Abu Dajana Al-Khorasani (Hummam Khalil Al-Balawi) at the CIA base in Afghanistan
• A third issue of the Jihadi magazine “Al-Mushtaqun Ila Al-Jannah” (Those yearning for Heaven)
• The leader of the Taliban movement in Pakistan, HakimAllah Mahsud, survived an aerial assault
• AQAP’s military leader, Qasem Al-Rimi, was killed in an aerial attack
• Yemen has reinforced security alongside its coast, around Aden Bay, the Arab Sea and the Red Sea
• Jihad activists declaring the North Africa region, Algeria, Mauritania, Mali and Morocco as the “Islamic Emirate of the Sahara”
• “Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen” movement threatens to send fighters to Yemen via the sea to help in the battle against “the enemies of Allah”

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