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Al-Qaeda terrorist group is ‘weaker than it was 16 years ago’: CIA Director Mike Pompeo

September 12, 2017 2:55 pm
Al-Qaeda terrorist group is ‘weaker than it was 16 years ago’: CIA Director Mike Pompeo

Smoke billows from the north tower of the World Trade Center and flames and debris explode from the south tower on September 11, 2001. (Photo by AP) CIA Director Mike Pompeo says the al-Qaeda terrorist group that carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States is “weaker […]

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Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists kill 8 Saudi-backed militants in southern Yemen

August 8, 2017 10:30 pm
Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists kill 8 Saudi-backed militants in southern Yemen

Yemeni militiamen, loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, guard a position in the city of Ta’izz, on May 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least eight Saudi-backed militants, loyal to Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, have been killed and nearly 30 others sustained injuries […]

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Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch releases South African hostage

August 3, 2017 10:30 pm
Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch releases South African hostage

This file photo taken on June 23, 2015 is an image grab taken from an undated video released by Al-Andalus Media Production/Shara Branch, a media branch for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), allegedly showing hostages Johan Gustafsson (L) of Sweden and Stephen Malcolm McGown of South Africa, who were […]

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Al-Qaeda’s deputy leader ‘killed by US drone strike in Syria’

February 28, 2017 10:00 am
Al-Qaeda’s deputy leader ‘killed by US drone strike in Syria’

In file photo, anti-Syrian President Bashar al-Assad protesters hold the Jabhat al-Nusra flag in Kafranbel, Idlib province. Photo / AP The second-in-command of al-Qaeda has been killed in a US drone strike in Syria, according to jihadist reports. If the death of Abu al-Khair al-Masri is confirmed it would be […]

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Al-Qaeda overruns 3 Yemeni towns after US raid

February 3, 2017 5:05 pm
Al-Qaeda overruns 3 Yemeni towns after US raid

The file photo shows a Saudi soldier stationed near the border with Yemen in the southern province of Jizan. Al-Qaeda in Yemen has overrun three southern towns just days after a US raid which killed at least 16 civilians, officials have said. The terrorist group’s entry into the Abyan province towns […]

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Two top al-Qaeda leaders killed by drone airstrike in northeastern Afghanistan

October 27, 2016 5:30 pm
Two top al-Qaeda leaders killed by drone airstrike in northeastern Afghanistan

This AFP file photo shows two freshly assembled US drones as they sit on a base in Logar province, Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s spy agency says two top al-Qaeda leaders were killed in a drone airstrike in the country’s troubled northeastern region. Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) confirmed in a statement […]

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Syria terror group officially joins al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

October 9, 2016 7:46 pm
Syria terror group officially joins al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

Militants from the Jund al-Aqsa terrorist group walk near an abandoned Syrian army vehicle in the northern Syrian town of Tayyibat al-Imam, northwest of Hama on August 31, 2016. (AFP photo) A major terrorist group in Syria, with links to the so-called moderate militants in the Arab country, has officially joined […]

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Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri threatens US with more attacks on 9/11 anniversary

September 11, 2016 1:00 pm
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri threatens US with more attacks on 9/11 anniversary

File photo of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri The al-Qaeda terrorist group has released a new video on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, threatening the United States with more such strikes. “We mark in these days the passage of nearly 15 years since the […]

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Rebel group al-Nusra Front distances itself from al-Qaeda

July 30, 2016 8:00 am
Rebel group al-Nusra Front distances itself from al-Qaeda

An image grab taken from a video broadcast on by Dubai-based Orient News satellite television shows the head of Al-Nusra Front in Syria, Abu Mohamad al-Jolani. The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, al-Nusra Front, has announced it is breaking ties with the global terror network, in a video showing its leader […]

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Al-Qaeda offers its analysis

April 1, 2016 9:30 am
Al-Qaeda offers its analysis

From left, Republican presidential candidates, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Photo / AP A digital newspaper that is connected to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist organisation’s Yemeni wing, has published an article detailing […]

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Terrorists shot 5 year old as he prayed for his life

March 15, 2016 2:45 pm
Terrorists shot 5 year old as he prayed for his life

Suspected al Qaeda terrorists shot dead a five-year-old boy who fell to his knees and prayed for his life during a terror attack on a tourist resort in Ivory Coast, eyewitnesses have said. At least four men armed with AK47s and hand grenades killed 16 people, including four Europeans, in […]

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Al-Qaeda take responsibility for Ivory Coast attack

March 14, 2016 3:00 pm
Al-Qaeda take responsibility for Ivory Coast attack

Militants linked to Al-Qaeda have taken responsibility for the Ivory Coast attack today. Image / AP Militants linked to al-Qaeda said they led an attack that killed at least 16 people in Ivory Coast, the third assault on a West African hotel since November. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb […]

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Elderly Australian hostage freed by African al-Qaeda kidnappers

February 8, 2016 2:00 pm
Elderly Australian hostage freed by African al-Qaeda kidnappers

Australian doctor Dr Ken Elliott and his wife Jocelyn Elliott were working in Burkina Faso when they were kidnapped. Photo / SuppliedAn elderly Australian woman has been released by an al-Qaeda-linked terror group three weeks after she and her doctor husband were snatched from a village in Burkina Faso where […]

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French special forces unexpectedly free Mali hostage

April 8, 2015 4:13 pm
French special forces unexpectedly free Mali hostage

French special forces unexpectedly found and freed a Dutch hostage during a dawn assault on al-Qaeda fighters in the Sahara desert in northern Mali. Sjaak Rijke, 54, was kidnapped more than three years ago with two other Westerners – a Swede and a South African – but there was no […]

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Mosque suicide bombers in Yemen killed 137 people

March 21, 2015 9:24 pm
Mosque suicide bombers in Yemen killed 137 people

Yemen is already home to the most powerful branch of the al-Qaeda network, which has been battling Shiites, known as Houthis for months. Yesterday al-Qaeda militants seized control of southern provincial capital, al-Houta, but denied carrying out the mosque bombings.  Blankets were used to cover the bodies of those killed […]

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