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Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Rejects Associated Press Report Accusing Saudi-Led Military Coalition Of ‘Cutting Secret Deals’ With Group’s Fighters In Yemen
On August 17, 2018, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a statement rejecting the Associated Press’s (AP) August 7, 2018 investigative report accusing the Saudi-led military coalition of “cutting secret deals” with the AQAP fighters in Yemen “to leave key cities and towns and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment, and wads of looted cash.”
EXCLUSIVE: Islamic State In Greater Sahara (ISGS) Commander Sultan Ould Badi Surrenders To Algerian Forces
On August 11, 2018, the Algerian Ministry of National Defense reported that veteran jihadi commander Sultan Ould Badi, from Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS), had surrendered to Algerian forces in the town of Tamanrasset, near the border with Niger.
ISIS In Barqah, Libya, Releases Pictorial Report Of Attack On Military Base Controlled By Gen. Haftar’s Forces, Chadian ID Found On Dead Soldier
On August 10, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) in Barqah, Libya, released a pictorial report documenting its raid on a military base and a checkpoint belonging to the forces of Gen. Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, head of the Libyan National Army, and showed a dead soldier with a Chadian identification card found on his body.
EXCLUSIVE: Islamic State Supporter Criticizes Leadership In Series Of Scathing Articles, Decries ‘Iraqization’ Of Leadership And ‘Exclusion’ Of Al-Baghdadi From Decision Making
For a group like the Islamic State (ISIS), which views itself as the sole authority in the Islamic world, and its leader as the only legitimate Muslim leader worldwide, dissent is no small matter.
(by memri org.)

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