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Abu Qatada moves on Syria

Abu Qatada moves on Syria Radical militant Jordanian cleric Abu Qatada increased his influence within Jabhat al-Nusra, (al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria) by issuing a Fatwa against Abu Hussein Rahhal, one of the groups’ veteran commanders. Rahhal was arrested earlier this year after he opposed the ever-increasing influence of Abu Qatada over Nusra’s affairs, including Abu…

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Regional Intelligence Reports to 17th December 2014

Regional Intelligence Reports to 17th December 2014  GCC Meeting overview The 35th Ministerial and Heads of State meeting of the GCC was held in Doha on December 9. Regional security issues, as ever, featured high on the agenda with the summit focusing primarily on the threat from the Islamic State (IS) and other extremist groups,…

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Intelligence Reports to 29 Oct 14

Intelligence Reports to 29 Oct 14 Yemen The Houthis continue to make territorial gains against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), while securing formal political power and demanding influence within the military. Yemen’s military is backing the Houthis as they advance on AQAP territories, while the US continues to carry out drone strikes against AQAP militants.…

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