Has ISIS all but buried Al-Qaeda?

Yesterday the Guardian published a really interesting piece, by Spencer Ackerman, Shiv Malik, Ali Younes and Mustafa Khalili, on the degree to which ISIS’s rise has really decimated Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Al-Qaeda Central: According to Maqdisi, al-Qaida’s organisational structure has “collapsed”. Zawahiri, Maqdisi said, “operates solely based on allegiance. There is no organisational structure. There is… Continue reading Has ISIS all but buried Al-Qaeda?

Trying to make a splash in the terror market, Al-Qaeda heads east

Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video earlier this week in which he announced the creation of an “official” Al-Qaeda branch in India, called Jamaʿat Qaedat al-Jihad fi Shibh al-Qarrah al-Hindiyah or, in English, Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). Zawahiri claimed that the announcement was the culmination of a “two year” process of organizing smaller jihadi… Continue reading Trying to make a splash in the terror market, Al-Qaeda heads east