Putin suggests US backing al Qaeda in Syria civil warSome al Qaeda fighters, or at least some militants claiming to be al Qaeda, have joined the armed Syrian rebel groups on the ground, and at least some of those men would be eager to establish a fundamentalist Islamic state in Syria after Assad.
How Yemen May Defeat al-QaedaMohammed Absullah Al-Walid, 24, deputy commander of Zinjibar's 'Popular Committee' with his fighters in Aden, Yemen, July 11 2012.
Al Qaeda operative killed in Kunar airstrikeAbu Saif was associated with al Qaeda leaders Yusuf and Mufti Assad, who were both killed in an airstrike in Watahpur on Aug. 3. Mufti Assad served as al Qaeda's emir for Kunar and Yusuf was his deputy; both men were Pakistani citizens and specialized ...
5 suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike, officials say(CNN) -- Five suspected al Qaeda members were killed Wednesday in a drone attack on a terrorist hideout in Yemen, three security officials in the restive Middle Eastern country said.
Hundreds Of Afghan Soldiers Were Fired For Their Ties To Al QaedaAs the vetting process for 350,000 Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) moves along, already hundreds of Afghan soldiers have been detained and fired for their ties to local insurgencies.
Rise of al-Qaeda backfired on the United States, Putin saysPresident Vladimir Putin spoke frankly about the quandary the U.S. finds itself in Syria. Responding to a specific question about the controversial policy of some Western nations for their sponsorship of terrorism and certain terrorist groups in Syria ...
Obama, We Miss You!A little more than four years ago in western Iraq, then-Senator Barack Obama met for 90 minutes with a group of Arab sheikhs, allies of the U.S.
Fatah al Islam emir killed while waging jihad in SyriaFatah al Islam, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group that operates throughout the Middle East, announced the death of the leader of its Al Khilafah Brigades during an ambush in Syria.
Al-Qaida's East African Targets Shoot BackIn the minds of al-Qaida propagandists, the American superpower's decision to retreat rather than stay and defeat a Muslim militia demonstrated that al-Qaida's violent mix of political fanaticism and religious zealotry was a global tool for militant ...
Al-Qaeda Group Crucifies Alleged US Spy in YemenAn Islamic terrorist group affiliated with Al-Qaeda captured and crucified an alleged American spy in Yemen this past February, in an incident that only just came to light through the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)'s highlighting of a ...
Human Rights Watch: Evidence of wider US waterboarding useFormer President George W. Bush, his Vice President Dick Cheney and the CIA have said that waterboarding was used only on three senior al-Qaeda suspects at secret CIA black sites in Thailand and Poland - Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, Aby Zubayda and ...
Who is held to account for deaths by drone in Yemen?Photograph: AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth. When news flashed of an air strike on a vehicle in the Yemeni city of Radaa on Sunday afternoon, early claims that al-Qaida militants had died soon gave way to a more grisly reality. At least 10 civilians had been ...
Islamists in Mali Prepare For War with Al-QaedaThe National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) in northern Mali is preparing to wage war against al-Qaeda and the gangs loyal to it. MNLA elements have asked Azawadi tribes to ally with them and declare war on al-Qaeda. They believe that ...
Why KDF strategy is succeeding in crushing Al ShabaabKenya sent troops into Somalia in October last year, accusing the Al-Qaeda-linked group Al Shabaab of abducting foreigners from its soil - charges denied by the militants.
Iraqi officials said al-Qaeda lost 40% of its leadership in 2012"These arrests seriously weakened al-Qaeda. [The organisation] has fallen into a state of disarray, clearly seen in the way its members are conducting indiscriminate strikes, in addition to the speed with which its low-ranked elements were arrested in ...
Al-Qaeda asks Hezbollah to renounce support of Syrian regimeThe 18-month long uprising against the Syrian regime has failed to oust President Bashar al-Assad despite having complete support from the international community, though the support was limited to finance, arms and ammunition.
Al-Qaeda seeking to murder SEAL team member who authored book on Bin ...Al Qaeda has called for the murder of the former Navy SEAL who has written a book under a pseudonym which his publisher Dutton calls "a first person account of the death of Osama bin Laden.
U.S. reported to be secretly supporting al-Qaeda groups in WaziristanThe United States and its regional Arab allies have "helped set up a new terrorist training camp in Northern Waziristan in Pakistan to train Salafi and Jihadi terrorists and dispatches them to Syria via Turkish borders", sources told FARS news agency.
Al Qaeda-linked militants killed in south YemenAl Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has made its base in the impoverished state, which slid into chaos last year after protests that eventually forced veteran ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.
COUNTER-TERRORISM: We Don't Want Your Kind HereIt has been happening over the last six years as Pakistan turned into a dangerous place for al Qaeda. The terrorist organization has been in the region since it moved to Afghanistan in the late 1990s.