US Judge Rules Assad Helped Al-Qaeda Kill Americans

A district court judge ruled the Syrian regime -- and specifically its ruler, President Bashar al-Assad -- are liable for the murders of three Americans by al-Qaeda because of the regime’s massive support for the terrorist group’s branch in Iraq. In addition to those three Americans, tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers, Iraqis and others have been killed or injured due to Assad’s sponsorship of al-Qaeda and other jihadists. The lawsuit was filed by the families of Laurence Michael Foley, a U.S. diplomat in Jordan assassinated by al-Qaeda in 2002; Staff Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin, killed in Iraq in 2004 and…
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Al-Qaeda in Yemen Confirms Muslim Brotherhood Ties

Al-Qaeda in Yemen Confirms Muslim Brotherhood Ties

The leader of Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen said in a statement aired on the branch’s propaganda outlet that his group has formed alliances with other Sunni jihadists in the country, including the Muslim Brotherhood. From the Associated Press report: “‘We fight along all Muslims in Yemen, together with different Islamic groups,’ he said, adding that his followers have teamed up with an array of factions — including the ultraconservative Salafis, ‘the Muslim Brotherhood and also our brothers among the sons of (Sunni) tribes’ — against Yemen’s Shiite rebels known as Houthis.” Al-Qaeda’s links to the Yemeni branch in the Muslim…
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