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Abstract: Fifteen years ago this month, a Tunisian operative named Nizar Nawar detonated a truck bomb outside the el-Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia, killing 19, including 16 German and French tourists. Orchestrated by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, it was al-Qa`ida’s first successful international attack after 9/11, but it has received far less attention than other attacks launched by the group. Court documents, case files, and primary sources shed significant new light on the attack and al-Qa`ida’s then modus operandi for international attack planning, which has both similarities and differences with recent international terrorist plots carried out by the Islamic State. In retrospect, the Djerba attack should have been a warning sign of the international threat posed by Tunisian foreign fighters, who are now one of the most dangerous cohorts within the Islamic State.

On April 11, 2002, a Tunisian al-Qa`ida operative named Nizar Bin Muhammad Nasar Nawar (Sayf al-Din al-Tunisi) ignored security officers’ orders to stop and drove a truck filled with liquid propane into the wall of el-Ghriba Synagogue, one of Africa’s oldest Jewish synagogues, in Djerba, Tunisia.1 Masterminded by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM),a the attack killed 14 Germans, three Tunisians, and two Frenchmen and left 30 others injured. Although it was al-Qa`ida’s first successful external operation following the 9/11 attacks, little has been written about how the attack materialized. It is one of the only large-scale, post-9/11 attacks or plots that has not been given a full retrospective treatment based on information that has been gleaned since its execution.2 Additionally, in light of the current Islamic State external operation campaign, it is worth examining how the Djerba bombing compares to more recent terrorist attacks in order to shed light on the evolution of terrorist attack planning.

This article draws on court documents, media reports, Guantanamo Bay prisoner review files, and Arabic primary sources from the jihadi movement to tell the story of the attack. While there is much contradictory information, the author has attempted to piece together what really happened by cross-referencing sources and weighing their credibility. While many scholars and general observers were surprised at the number of Tunisians who became involved with jihadism following the country’s revolution, this study of the network behind the Djerba attack makes clear that Tunisians have, in fact, played a significant role in the global jihadi movement for decades. Equally relevant to understanding the contemporary threat picture, this article sheds light on the longstanding importance of entrepreneurial individuals who link different nodes of networks together.3

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A close assisstant of Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, Ustadul Mujahideen ( The trainer of Mujahideen), famous punjabi taliban commander Qari Yasen (nick Ustad Aslam) embraced martyrdom along with his three companions in an American drone attack in the area of Laman near Pak-Afghan boundary on 19 Jumadi al-Akhir 1438 (March 19, 2017).
The respected Ustad was one of the closest companions of Shaheed Amjad Farooqi who was a famous personality of Pakistan Jihad -May Allah have mercy upon them both-.
He was considered as one of the greatest trainers of explosives and electronics in the fields of Jihad and still his students are performing their duties in the field of Jihad relating to such sectors of Jihad.
Other than this he participated enthusiasticaly in the various jihadi operations in Pakistan. Among those, the attack at GHQ is counted on top and he was considered as the master mind of that plan and attack.
We TTP, send our deep condolence to the survivors and companions of respected Ustad on his martyrdom. May ALLAH grant patience to the survivors.
It is not a sorrowful saying because the respected ustad himself arrived in this field for the wish of being martyred and finally he embraced that and went to meet the shuhada by remaining on the path of success.
We believe him to be so, and Allah is his witness.
Mohammad Khurasani
Central spokesperson Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan

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