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Beirut, Lebanon (9:45 A.M.) - militant forces linked to the Syrian affiliate of al-Qaeda are reinforcing their positions opposite Syrian Arab Army lines in southwest Aleppo province after initially dis-engaging from the region several days ago. Two days ago, armed rebel groups announced their withdrawal ...
Islamic convert Ganczarski, who visited Afghan and Pakistani training camps and is believed to have been linked to Osama bin Laden, was found guilty in 2009 of helping to plan the Tunisia attack, which was claimed by al-Qaeda. In the suicide bombing, a fuel tanker rigged with explosives was detonated ...

An Islamist militant who faces extradition to the United States over 9/11 and is currently in jail for al-Qaeda killings in Tunisia launched a scissor attack on French prison guards late Thursday. Christian Ganczarski, a convert to Islam who'd visited the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, ...
It's 1998, and Americans are just beginning to understand the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Hulu's new drama The Looming Tower traces that menace and ponders a big question: Did the rivalry between the FBI and CIA inadvertently set a path for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq?
al-Qaeda this week called on jihadists to "transcend our disagreements" and unite in an "absolutely vital" alliance that would "organize our ranks to fight in the way of Allah." The message from al-Qaeda's General Command characterized their jihad as a "contemporary battle" against those looking to ...

In a blitzkrieg similar to when the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) surged across Syria and Iraq, hundreds of fighters from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) overran Yemen's coastal city of Mukalla in April 2015, exploiting chaos unleashed by the Saudi-led coalition's ...
On Wednesday night, pro-rebel media released live-stream footage of Ha'yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) transporting armored vehicle bombs on the back of large trucks to towards eastern Idlib province where a major battle between the jihadist faction and the ...
The US has announced that it has killed al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leaders in recent air strikes in Yemen, US Central Command officials reported yesterday. "Habib Al-Sana'ani was killed in an airstrike Dec. 19 in Marib governorate. He was an al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula deputy ...
U.S. airstrikes in Yemen late last year killed key leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), United States Central Command said in a news release Wednesday. Centcom said Habib al-Sana'ani -- an AQAP deputy arms facilitator said to be responsible for the movement of explosives, finances ...
Yemeni government troops, backed by UAE military advisers and fighter jets, stormed Al Sayed district, al Qaida's key stronghold in the southern province of Shabwa, a military commander told gulf News on Wednesday. Mohammad Saleh Al Qumishi, the commander of the UAE trained Shabwani elite ...
Al Mukalla: Hundreds of Yemeni troops, backed by UAE military advisers and fighter jets, seized control of Al Sayed district, a major bastion of al Qaida militants in the southern province of Shabwa, local Yemeni military officers told gulf News on Wednesday. Mohammad Saleh Al Qumishi, the commander ...
The Trump Administration has postponed making a decision on the prosecution of an al-Qaeda suspect being held by the United Arab Emirates in Yemen, according to officials. Abu Khaybar, a Sudanese citizen, is languishing in the war-torn country where Washington's Emirati ally is conducting military ...
The recent visit of Free Syrian Army commanders to Washington amounts to an exercise in war propaganda.[1]. The visit serves to legitimize the FSA terrorists in the eyes of the broader public by perpetuating the fiction that they are somehow "moderate", or that they represent organic opposition to the ...
A South Norwood man is accused of "glorifying terrorism" by creating and posting videos with images of ISIS, al-Qaeda and former Prime Minister Tony Blair on fire on to YouTube. Gary Staples, 50, denies eight counts of encouraging terrorism, and his trial got underway at the Old Bailey on Monday ...
On January 4, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, captured the villages of Rsm al-Abid, al-Fhail, Rubaida, Msheirfeh, al-Qasr al-Abyad, Rabeeah Musa, Haqiyah and Umm Rjaim Hill in southeastern Idlib. According to pro-government sources, ...
In this photo provided on Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 by the Syrian anti-government activist group, Edlib Media Center, EMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows members of the Syrian civil defense known as the White Helmets, gathering at a street which was ...

In a first, exclusive images provided to Al Arabiya have shown Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama, with his brothers in Iran. The images reveal the face of the heir to the al-Qaeda leadership, amid the organization's keenness not to show Hamza's face, releasing only audio recordings ...
According to data compiled by FDD's Long war Journal, al Qaeda and its many allies and affiliates launched at least 276 attacks in Mali and the wider West Africa region in 2017. That means the al Qaeda has largely kept its operational tempo in West Africa consistent when compared to last year.
MANAMA, Bahrain -- The United States has tripled the number of airstrikes this year against al Qaeda's branch in Yemen, one of the deadliest and most sophisticated terrorist organizations in the world. American allies have pushed the militants from their lucrative coastal strongholds. And the Pentagon ...
al-Qaeda's apparent figurehead, Hamza bin Laden, has mourned the death of his eldest son, Osama, the grandson of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, in a new letter that lauded his "martyrdom." The letter, published by al-Qaeda's propaganda arm, the Global Islamic Media Front, released an image of ...
Osama bin Laden's eldest grandson has died, according to a letter written by the boy's father and obtained by terror monitors. The former al-Qaeda leader's son Hamza described Osama bin Hamza bin Laden, thought to have been aged 12, as a "hero cub" and "martyr" but gave no cause of death.
Beirut, Lebanon (10:30 A.M.) - A commander belonging to the al-Qaeda affiliated Ha'yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly called Jabhat al-Nusra and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham) terrorist group has admitted on camera to the number of jihadist fighters killed in the battles with the Syrian Arab Army in the Beit Jinn ...
The U.S.-Pakistan has been fraught since it came to light that former al-Qaeda leader and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks Osama bin Laden was in hiding at a safe house in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad before the infamous U.S. special forces operation to kill him in 2011. But Islamabad rejected the ...
Even if the ISIS threat ultimately recedes, al-Qaeda is very capable of filling that void in terms of a major terrorist threat, warned Richards at the University of East London. "We shouldn't just be looking at ISIS. al-Qaeda, for example, is still very much in existence and could change its focus back to attacks on ...
Beirut, Lebanon (11:45 A.M.) - Top Russian officials have promised as part of 2018 New Year's resolution that the country's armed forces will exterminate al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in Syria. On Tuesday, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia Valery Gerasimov stated, on record, that the ...
Damascus, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Levant Liberation Committee (LLC), known as the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, shot down a Syrian warplane on Tuesday in the northern countryside of Hama Province in central Syria, state news agency SANA reported. The warplane was downed while carrying out ...
Attacks In Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi Key To Victory In Kashmir, Says al Qaeda Commander In New Video ... A senior al Qaeda commander has said "the key to victory in Jammu and Kashmir lies in waging war on Indian cities" in a video which was released on online jihadist forums on Tuesday night.
New Delhi: Threats to American and Israeli interests in India have increased with the al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) issuing a statement to attack and harm US and Israeli embassies, companies, financial and commercial institutions following the declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
"The AQIS terror outfit has been promoted by official al-Qaeda media such as Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) and al-Qaida affiliate groups like AQAP, AQIM, al-Shabaab and others. We also see intense competition between al-Qaeda and Islamic State. Both groups want to dominate the jihadist ...
al-Qaeda has called on the Bangladeshi Muslims to wage jihad against the Myanmar army to liberate Arakan for the Rohingya population. Bangladeshi al-Qaeda fighter in the subcontinent Muhammad Miqdaad made the call in a literature titled "Adopt the call of Allah; say "no" to Jahiliyyah!." The literature ...
One of the compounds al-Qaeda had attacked was near to where I was living. Any foreigner who lived in Saudi Arabia was now a legitimate target. I packed my bags and flew back to Moscow the next morning. Russian Winters: The Story Of Andrei Kanchelskis is published by De Coubertin Books. More info ...
"The AQIS terror outfit has been promoted by official al-Qaeda media such as Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) and al-Qaida affiliate groups like AQAP, AQIM, al-Shabaab and others. We also see intense competition between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Both groups want to dominate the jihadist ...
A deadly feud is ripping through al Qaeda's leadership in Syria as the once-feared terror group looks to position itself as a "moderate" alternative to the disintegrating so-called Islamic State and President Bashar al-Assad's regime forces.
As Syrian president Bashar al-Assad seeks to reassert his authority in Idlib, the only remaining Province in Syria where his forces have almost no presence, he may be aided there by deep fractures within al-Qaeda, which dominates the region. A recent wave of detentions and a spate of violence within ...
On July 27, 2017, al-Qaeda formally announced it was establishing an affiliate in Jammu and Kashmir -- India's troubled northern state, claimed also by Pakistan. For three decades of the ongoing armed separatist campaign in the state, pan-Islamist religious ideologies struggled to find a toehold. But this ...
FILE - This undated file photo, shows Abu Mohammed al-Golani, second right, then leader of Fatah al-Sham Front, in pictures posted by the group, discussing battlefield details with field commanders over a map, in Aleppo, Syria. As President Bashar Assad seeks to reassert his authority in the northern ...
Diyala ( One of the earliest members of al-Qaeda in Iraq was killed Monday in Diyala, a parliament representative of the province was quoted saying. Furat al-Tamimi told alsumaria News that " a joint security team managed to kill Ali Mohamed Sahi in a special operation south of Beldruz (30 ...
Damascus, Syria (12:05 AM) - Russian aerospace forces have unleashed hell upon al-Qaeda affiliated units from Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham in northern Hama Province, as a retaliation for an earlier terrorist surprise offensive on the Mahardeh axis. Video footage has surfaced showing Russian airstrikes on ...
Since 2011, however, absent from the media's coverage of the war in Syria has been Israel's covert role in supporting al-Qaeda affiliates. But, as the Trump administration's support for Syrian rebels wanes -- after Syria, Russia and Iran declared victory in defeating Western- and gulf-backed proxies ...
Damascus, Syria (12:49 A.M.) - Over 20 militants belonging to the al Qaeda-linked Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) extremist group were killed when Syrian Army missile strikes targeted them in Tal Ahmar located west of Khanasser in Aleppo's southeastern countryside. Amongst the neutralized terrorists ...
Damascus, Syria (2:15 A.M.) - The assassination of Hay'at Tahrir al Sham's (HTS) commanders continues across Syria- this time ,however, not in Idlib but rather in southernmost province of Dara'a. Unknown assailants assassinated Mounir al-Muslimi, nicknamed Abu Namer Jabha, one of HTS's most ...
The al-Qaeda branch stressed that "the question of Palestine, the al-Aqsa mosque and Jerusalem is a general Islamic issue, not a local issue for the people of Palestine." "It is an occupied Islamic land. It is the duty of every Muslim to liberate it and to fight for it.... The American decision is only one episode of ...
al Qaida is seeking to to exploit Muslim anger over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to present itself as the true defender of Islam and the Palestinians. The jihadist group posted Saturday a 17-minute audio message from Osama bin Laden son's, Hamza, ...
al-Qaeda and Islamic State have adopted divergent strategies in their competition for dominance in Bangladesh. al-Qaeda has sought to build popular support by exploiting the grievances of the country's political Islamists, and by employing targeted violence against secularists, atheists and those who are ...
Al-Adani, also known as Mohammad Shukri, previously served as an al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula military leader in Aden and remained responsible for planning and conducting terrorist attacks against Yemeni and coalition forces. Al-Adani maintained a significant influence within al-Qaida in the ...
al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has reaped around $100 million through ransoms, drug smuggling, taxing locals and donations from around the world, a study by the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies shows. The group is particularly active in north and West Africa, where it's claimed responsibility for ...
Washington (CNN) Afghan forces, with support from the US, targeted and killed one of the highest-level al Qaeda commanders inside Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks, according to a US official. Omar bin Khatab, also known as Omar Mansoor, was targeted by Afghan forces Monday in Ghazni province ...
"Let us not forget that al-Qaeda was ultimately formed as a result of the American support for the Mujahideen in 1979," Akbal said. "In other ...
Kolkata: The special Task Force of Kolkata police have arrested another member of Bangladesh-based Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team ...



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