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Death and desecration in Syria: Jihadist group 'crucifies' bodies to send message

Death and desecration in Syria: Jihadist group 'crucifies' bodies to send message

  (CNN) -- It is a scene seared forever into the memory of an eyewitness: Masked men drag the bloodied body of a man across a public square, and tie it to a make-shift cross on a metal pole. Green string holds the body's arms...

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Al-Qaeda leader to Syria affiliate: Stop fighting jihadist rival

Al-Qaeda leader to Syria affiliate: Stop fighting jihadist rival

Dubai (AFP)- Al-Qaeda's leader ordered the group's Syrian affiliate, the Al-Nusra Front, to end fighting with its jihadist rivals, in an audiotape posted online on Friday. Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a message to Al-Nusra chief Abu Mohammed al-Jolani, ordered that "all soldiers of the front...

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In Iraq and Syria, a resurgence of foreign suicide bombers

In Iraq and Syria, a resurgence of foreign suicide bombers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shortly before Abdul Waheed Majeed, a 41-year-old British truck driver, blew himself up in an attack on a Syrian prison, he brushed aside a question in Arabic. "I'm sorry, I can't speak it," he said in a video. "My tongue bro'... it's got like a knot in...

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U.S. says al Qaeda core weak, but affiliates still threaten

U.S. says al Qaeda core weak, but affiliates still threaten

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday that while al Qaeda's Pakistan-based "core organization" had been severely degraded, affiliates of the militant group in Africa and the Middle East were becoming more "operationally autonomous" and aggressive. The...

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Move to curb foreign fighters in Syria

Move to curb foreign fighters in Syria

Delegates from several European countries and the United States, Turkey, Morocco, Jordan and Tunisia are to meet next month to discuss ways to stop young fighters from leaving their countries to join rebel groups in Syria, Belgium says. Joelle Milquet, Belgium's interior...

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Syria rivalry sharply splits jihadist ranks

Syria rivalry sharply splits jihadist ranks

Rivalry between jihadist groups fighting in Syria has sharply divided global militant ranks once loosely allied under Al-Qaeda, sparking infighting which experts say has hampered efforts to topple President Bashar al-Assad. And while senior leaders of Al-Qaeda were all but above...

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Rival group ISIS accuses Qaeda of betraying jihadist cause

Rival group ISIS accuses Qaeda of betraying jihadist cause

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Jihadist infighting in Syria is 'sedition': Zawahiri

Jihadist infighting in Syria is 'sedition': Zawahiri

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has told rival jihadists in Syria to accept independent Islamic arbitration to end three months of infighting, saying in an audio message Friday the violence is "sedition". Powerful rebel groups in Syria, including the Islamic Front and...

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Egypt puts top Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial

Egypt puts top Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial

The leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial on Tuesday on charges including murder, their lawyer said, in a further blow to supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi. The trial of Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, 70, and the...

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Al Qaeda splinter group crucify man in Raqqa

Al Qaeda splinter group crucify man in Raqqa

  Militants of Al Qaeda splinter group, the State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)   have reportedly crucified a man in Raqqa in northern Syria after shooting him in the head. Activists said the man had been accused by the radical group of theft and deliberate...

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