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Old 02-01-2014   #21
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The Long War Journal reviews the AQ-Iranian relationship and concludes:
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Al Qaeda's Iran-based network continues to operate despite the war in Syria.
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Default No surprise: AQ order ISIS not to attack Iran

Catching up I found this Long War Journal report, dated May 12th 2014:
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In a response to al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri's latest attempt at reconciliation with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al Adnani made a startling admission: Al Qaeda has ordered its fighters and branches to refrain from attacking the Iranian state in order to preserve the terror group's network in the country.
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Catching up I found this Long War Journal report, dated May 12th 2014:
David----this is not a surprise as both the Sunni/AQI and Shia insurgent groups in Iraq after 2008 were buying and selling HME among themselves as the Sunni's had developed into major explosive producers (tens of tons of HME) and they purchased on a number of times finished EFPs or EFP components from the Shia groups for use in their IED attacks against US Forces as the EFPs turned out to be one of the most feared IED types in Iraq.
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