27 articles tagged "Osama bin Laden"
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ISIS Too Pivots to Asia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

Three-quarters of a billion Asian Muslims provide a recruiting paradise for terrorists.

Al Qaeda’s Operational Command Suddenly Lands in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

The notorious master terrorist Saif al-Adel arrives to take command of Syrian Nusra Front.

Zawahri Races for an Opening to ISIS to Beat Iran for a Deal with Al-Baghdadi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 10, 2015

Al Qaeda’s Ayman Al-Zawahri, after three years’ silence, has offered to cooperate with ISIS, stepping in as fundamentalist voices in Tehran call for talks with the Islamic State. Who will get there first?

The Islamic State May Thrive for Years against Floundering Western Strategy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2015

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Islamic State draws on the services of former top Iraqi generals for high-caliber military operations and surprise tactics.

Mohammed Deif
The Reclusive Mohammed Deif Claims the Role of Palestinian Osama bin Laden
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 1, 2014

Mohammed Deif is rarely seen in public and has survived several Israeli assassination attempts, but the Hamas military commander has final say in all decisions and is running the Gaza war from his hideout.

John Brennan
Abu Musab al-Suri Projects a New Al Qaeda, Challenges Ayman al-Zawahiri
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2012

Ayman al-Zawahiri is challenged by the Syrian jihadist ideologue Abu Musab al-Suri, who preaches the "multi-pede" concept which would end centralized control of the al Qaeda terrorism organiztion and distribute authority for independent decision-making among its franchises. Zawahiri is fighting back.

Al Qaeda Fighters Converging on Sinai from Across Muslim World
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2012


Egyptian Sinai is being turned into a lawless wasteland and jihadi recruiting center by the influx of al Qaeda fighters from across the Muslim world. Al Qaeda in Sinai is preparing to open a new front for terror in the western Middle East.

Syrian military center in Idlib
Bombings spread in Syria as Al Qaeda seizes control of rebel factions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 30, 2012

A year after the death of its iconic leader Osama bin Laden at the hands of US special forces, Al Qaeda is making an operational comeback, notably in North Africa and Syria. The suicide bombings hitting Damascus and Idlib in the last 24 hours were the work of Al Qaeda in Iraq – AQI, whose operatives have been pouring into Syria in the last two weeks, debkafile reports. Without US intervention, al Qaeda will be able to use Syria for attacking its neighbors too, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel and Jordan.

Saif al-Adal
More al Qaeda appointments after Saif al-Adal named command and revenge chief
DEBKAfile Special Report May 18, 2011

More al Qaeda appointees were named Wednesday, May 18 after its Shura council at its meeting on May 10 made Egyptian Saif al Adal interim operations chief. The appointment of Osama bin Laden's top terror whiz underlined the council's focus on revenge, say debkafile's sources. His team mates are Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri and Adnan G. El Shukrijumah. Other new appointees are Adnan al-Khairi al-Masry as Head of General Command and Muhammed Adam Khan al-Afghani as Head of the Afghanistan/Pakistan arena.

Osama bin Laden
Hunt on for Osama bin Laden's 10 Would-be Lone Avengers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2011

Osama bin Laden's shoes are likely to stay empty for some time. Al Qaeda is not structured for a large-scale terror attack as an organization to avenge his death. Some ten top-notch operatives listed here have the will or ability - or both - for a lone wolf operation.

Osama bin Laden looked back at his last video
Bin Laden stayed obsessed with mega-attacks in US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2011

The al Qaeda leader never wavered from his basic conception that only a mega-attack on an American city devastating enough to rock the US economy would make Washington withdraw its forces from the Middle East. This is confirmed in the files taken from the Abbottabad villa after he was killed on May 2. Otherwise the materials examined so far contribute no hard intelligence to the war on al Qaeda or the prevention of another mega-attack in the US.

Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, al Qaeda's dirty bomb ace
The 10 high-profile al Qaeda terrorists at large
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly May 11, 2011

The US administration planned Osama bin Laden's death as a lever for al Qaeda's destruction. DEBKA-Net-Weekly's latest issue out  Friday tabs the ten master-terrorists still at large, including one who holds the key to a dirty bomb attack, and capable of masterminding revenge attacks.
This issue also assessed the prospects of Syrian President Assad's victory against his opposition.

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The next meeting may mark parting of the ways
Israel's next challenge: Obama's outreach to Muslim Brotherhood
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 9, 2011

Israel celebrates the 63rd anniversary of its independence in good cheer. Neither by word nor hint have its leaders referred to the next challenge facing the country:  Barack Obama, president of Israel's best friend and ally, has picked the Muslim Brotherhood as his chosen partner for promoting American interests in the Arab world. His courtship of this organization, which he regards as moderate, was the rationale, say debkafile's sources, behind his bold decision to get rid of Osama bin Laden.

US: He was still an active player
US Special Forces go after bin Laden's A-team
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2011

The US is sustaining the momentum of the war on terror by sending more Special Forces and drones into Pakistan after Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, Ayman al Zawahiri, Taliban leader Mullah Omer and al Qaeda's chief operations officer, Seif al Adal. debkafile: Washington suspects their whereabouts are known to Pakistan's Inter-Services-Intelligence agency (ISI) and has given Islamabad an ultimatum: Cooperate in their capture or US troops will take up the pursuit in your country.

Pentagon released videos of Osama bin Laden rehearsing his own terrorist clips
The US pushes Pakistani intelligence to the wall
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 7, 2011

The Obama administration is presenting the successful Osama bin Laden hit as an epic American solo operation, unparalleled in military and intelligence annals, while leaning hard on Islamabad to sack certain officers of the powerful military intelligence army ISI including its head Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha, accusing them of keeping the dead al Qaeda leader hidden for eight years. Islamabad is fighting both US tactics. debkafile: The feud could boomerang against Washington as a Taliban revenge attack.

The Sale. The Price. The Deal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2011

The Osama bin Laden operation was part of a US-Pakistani-Afghan package for getting US troops out of Afghanistan by removing the root-cause of the war and bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table through Pakistan's good services.

Osama bin Laden's Five or More Villa Hideouts in Pakistan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2011

Osama bin Laden would have been easier prey in 2007. However, his elimination was placed on the backburners of the second Bush and the Clinton White House agendas. During those years, he lived quite comfortably under Pakistani protection and commuted between walled villas.

Osama bin Laden's Death as Obama's Lever for Muslim Brotherhood Rule
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2011

For President Barack Obama, removing the al Qaeda leader was part of his master plan for replacing the long-ruling Arab autocrats by new regimes with a place for the Muslim Brotherhood in government as counterweights to Muslim extremists. That is the incumbent's top goal compared with Bush who targeted Zarqawi in Iraq and Clinton who prioritized Palestinian-Israel peace.

The Abbottabad villa does not support US account of a fortress with few windows
White House fumbles getting its Osama bin Laden story straight
DEBKAfile Special Report May 4, 2011

The White House is fighting a losing battle for credibility: Its first statements on the special forces' raid which killed the al Qaeda leader in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2 are proving incorrect: Washington has been forced to admit that bin Laden was not armed when he was killed and his wife was not used as a human shield. This further fuels Arab-Muslim skepticism about the affair, especially with Pakistan actively challenging the US version with the help of the survivors in its custody.

On tenterhooks?
What really happened in Osama bin Laden's villa?
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly May 3, 2011

And what's next for al Qaeda?  The latest  DEBKA-Net-Weekly out Friday dispels some of the fog around the killing of Osama bin Laden by a US special force - such as: Why now? Where were his bodyguards? What was he doing with five computers, 100 storage devices and no gun?
This issue also laid out information on al Qaeda's next steps and answers another question: Where to look for its dead leader's avengers?
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