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Periodical Review: Summary from the Jihadi Forums – The Second Half of June 2013

This report summarizes notable events discussed on jihadist Web forums during the Second Half of June 2013. Following are the main points covered in the report:

• The Afghanistan-Taliban opens an official embassy in Qatar.
• Sheikh Hussam Abd al-Rauf, a prominent leader of Al-Qaeda, calls on Arab Muslims to preserve the achievements of the Arab Spring revolutions and not to deliver power into the hands of members of previous regimes.
• The jihadist strategist Abdullah Ibn Muhammed urges Yemen’s Sunnis to prepare for imminent war with the Shi’ite Houthis, who are gaining in might.
• The Abdullah ‘Azzam Brigades excoriate Hezbollah and exhort it to desist from its gross involvement of in the civil war in Syria. They also urge Lebanon’s Sunnis to support the Sunnis in Syria.

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