Tag Archives | al-Qaeda

New Freedoms for Post-Extremist Ramadan in Mosul

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mosul Locals Taste New Freedoms for Post-Extremist Ramadan Ramadan in Mosul is different this year: Rather than hiding the fact they are not fasting during the religious month, locals are […]

ISIS, Qaeda to Establish New Organization in Iraq

By John Lee. Asharq Al-Awsat reports that armed groups from the Islamic State group (IS, ISIL, ISIS, Daesh) and al-Qaeda have held meetings to establish a new terrorist organization in Iraq. A senior police official in Kirkuk province told the news organization that he believed Arab and foreign militants will be part of the new […]

Al-Qaeda Leader Urges New Iraq War

By Simon Kent. Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, (pictured) who has been the leader of the organization since the death of Bin Laden in 2011, has issued a short statement urging Iraqi Sunnis to begin an insurgency against the Iraqi government. Predecessors of the self declared Islamic State, “Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia,” were allied to Al-Qaeda up until around […]

Iraq’s Road to Counterinsurgency

By Robert Tollast. The following opinions are the authors only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Iraq Business News.  This article examines Iraq’s localised and national level attempts to foster pan sectarian cooperation against ISIL, looked at in the context of previous counterinsurgency campaigns fought by Britain and the US.  “Our fighting against […]

Why Islamic State has No Sympathy for Hamas

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Most of today’s Salafist jihadist movements have no interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for the time being regarding it as irrelevant. Instead, their call is to engage in intense, bloody confrontations involving bombings, executions, and […]

Why Islamic State is no al-Qaeda Clone

By Mushreq Abbas for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With the public appearance in Mosul of Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai, known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and his self-proclamation as caliph of all Muslims, Baghdadi has declared a war on everyone inside and […]

ISIS “Greater Threat” to West than al-Qaeda

By Daniella Peled. This article was originally published by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, iwpr.net, and it is reproduced by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) poses […]

The Fall of Mosul: Is it Time Washington Woke Up?

By John Cookson. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Today’s audacious jihadist attack on Mosul by Al Qaeda affiliate ISIS must surely be a massive wake up call in Washington that Iraq needs urgent help. Hundreds of jihadists seized key government offices, […]

Video: Al-Qaeda Severs Ties with ISIL

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Al-Qaeda has severed its links with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL, a militant group fighting in Syria. The global terror group’s general commander posted messages on […]

US Re-Affirms Partnership with Iraq

On Wednesday, President Obama joined Vice President Joe Biden’s meeting with Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi and a delegation of Iraqi parliamentarians. Both sides reaffirmed the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq. The President encouraged Iraq’s leaders to continue dialogue to address the legitimate grievances of all communities […]

Video: Al-Qaeda Winning Fight for Fallujah

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Al-Qaeda-linked militants have strengthened their clutch on Fallujah, a city near Baghdad that was seized from the government weeks ago. The city was formerly a hot spot during the US occupation of […]

Secret Deal sees Al Qaeda Leave Fallujah

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Out The Back Door: Secret Deal with Anbar Tribes Sees Al-Qaeda Leave Fallujah A secret deal was done between the tribes of Anbar and Sunni Muslim extremists this week […]