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EXCLUSIVE: After Release From Detention, Lashkar-e-Taiba Founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Addresses Friday Worshippers, Vows: ‘Kashmir Will Soon Become Free’
On November 22, 2017, a review board of the Lahore High Court ordered the release from detention of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the founder of the Pakistani jihadi organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and chairman of its charity arm, Jamaatud Dawa (JuD). Saeed is accused by India of masterminding the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. He was arrested in January 2017 by Pakistan, under pressure from the U.S.
HTS Arrest Of Senior Al-Qaeda Figures Stirs Discontent In Its Ranks
On November 27, 2017, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) arrested several prominent Al-Qaeda operatives – former Jabhat Al-Nusra and Fath Al-Sham Front commanders who did not join the HTS after its establishment. According to reports, among those arrested were Sami Al-‘Uraydi, former head of Jabhat Al-Nusra’s Shar’ia Council, and Abu Julaybib Al-Urduni the former commander of Dar’a on behalf of Jabhat Al-Nusra.
Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri Calls Jihadi Groups In Syria To Unite In Audio Statement
On November 28, 2017, Al-Sahab, the media arm of Al-Qaeda, released a new audio statement in which the group’s leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri called on jihadi groups in Syria to unite. (by memri.org)

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