Washington Free Beacon
Sept. 27, 2013
An official al Qaeda website that is restricted to members of the
terrorist group opened its first Twitter account this week in what U.S.
officials say is an effort to resolve a major split over Syria’s
The Shamukh al-Islam website, used as an official clearing house for
al Qaeda members to communicate and issue propaganda statements, started
its first Twitter account on Tuesday.
The first posts on the account focused on divisions between two al
Qaeda rebel groups in Syria, al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of
Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).