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Gary R. Bunt

aQ articles

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aQ on 'International Women's Day':

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al-Zawahiri's video message is discussed Discover More…

9-11 Prosecutions Continue

Julian Borger, Guardian, 'Why can't we get this over?': 9/11 hearings drag on at Guantánamo, 2 Feb 2019
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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

AFP/Rudaw, Al-Qaeda's shadow still hangs over Syria's Idlib: analysts
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“Of Fathers and Sons” film

Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept, “Of Fathers and Sons” — a Startling Film Goes Inside a Generational Apocalypse in Syria

What appears to be a depressing but essential piece of cinema (I have only viewed the trailer so far).

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E-jihad storage issues

E-jihad storage issues unpacked, discussing Google Drive and Dropbox. Discover More…

al-Qaeda in Yemen

albawaba, Al Qaeda in Yemen is Down But Not Out, 18 Sep 2018, "Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen, has been on a roller coaster of fortune over the past few years of the Yemen conflict. A heavy drone campaign against the group, as well as their territorial losses, has taken away the gains the group made in the early years of the war.

"But this shouldn’t be taken to mean that the AQAP threat is on the wane. How much of a threat AQAP presents in future depends on how Yemen will emerge from its horrific war, and how much help it is given recovering."
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