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Zawahiri focusing in Africa.

Effective counterterrorism analysis should identify when these terror groups compete and when they cooperate. Knowing when terror groups compete will help the West construct an environment around threat groups replicating the conditions most prone for destructive interference. In contrast, understanding when disparate terror groups cooperate will help analysts detect the emergence of larger groups able to execute global terror attacks on a routine basis.  Something is happening within al Qaeda.

In Syria, locals overtaken by ISIS swear bay’a, the oath of allegiance to al Qaeda in Iraq’s emir, abu Bakr al-Bagdadi, and not to al Qaeda’s global leader Zawahiri. Likewise, al Qaeda in Iraq (aka the Islamic State of Iraq [ISI/ISIS]) was the only al Qaeda affiliate not to affirm its allegiance to Zawahiri after Bin Laden’s death. There must be dissension in the ranks. Is Zawahiri loosing control? READ MORE HERE

The latest message from al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri specifically targets Algeria. In the document released at the start of october, Al-Zawahiri called for followers to implant themselves in Algeria and spread al-Qaeda ideology throughout the Maghreb and West Africa. MORE HERE