Tag Archives: al-Qaida

Afghanistan Shows Iran’s Stake in Regional Insecurity

Jerusalem Post- 04/05/2009 A month ago, US President Barack Obama announced a new strategy to address the current crisis in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Obama’s plan to ‘disrupt, dismantle and defeat’ al-Qaida and the Taliban in ‘Afpak’ includes deployment of an … Continue reading

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Al-Qaida-Style Islamism Comes to Gaza

Gloria Center- 19/08/2009 Quiet has now returned to the Gaza Strip after the weekend violence which claimed the lives of 28 people. The last of the funerals of the Jund Ansar Allah fighters killed in the suppression of the organization … Continue reading

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Northern Sinai: A Desert Playground for Smugglers, Jihadis

13/11/2008 The 25 Egyptian police officers taken hostage by Beduins in northern Sinai on Tuesday have now been freed. The men were released on the Egyptian border with Israel, reportedly unharmed. The freeing of the hostages concludes a series of … Continue reading

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The End of Lebanese factional Fighting?

Jerusalem Post- 25/06/2008 A month ago, a deal was signed between the Lebanese government and opposition in the Qatari capital of Doha. The deal ended two weeks of fighting that saw the Shi’ite Hizbullah and its allies occupying West Beirut. … Continue reading

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Salafism – the worrying Process of self-Radicalization

Jerusalem Post- 24/07/2008 Over the last two months, Israeli security forces have arrested six young Arab men suspected of seeking to form an extreme Islamist cell for the purpose of carrying out high-profile terror attacks in the capital. Two of … Continue reading

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7 years after 9/11, al-Qaida is in Disarray

Jerusalem Post- 11/09/2008 # Seven years after September 11, 2001, al-Qaida as an organization is seen by many analysts to be in some disarray. One prominent observer of the network depicts it as having been reduced to a core of … Continue reading

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US Raid shows Assad’s over-Estimation

Jerusalem Post- 29/10/2008 This week’s US raid across the Iraqi-Syrian border resembles a number of similar actions carried out by American forces against al-Qaida targets over the last year in the North Waziristan area of Pakistan. It demonstrates a US … Continue reading

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