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Al-Qaida Leader Zawahiri Confirms Libi’s Death

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has confirmed that the terrorist group’s second-in-command was killed earlier this year. In a video recording posted on the Internet, Zawahiri eulogizes Abu Yahya al-Libi and says a U.S. drone strike in June killed the al-Qaida deputy in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal agency. U.S. officials had confirmed Libi’s death, calling it […]

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Yemen Says High-Ranking Al-Qaida Man Killed

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Yemeni government says its forces have killed the second-in-command of al-Qaida’s Yemen-based network. A Yemeni defense ministry website reported Monday that Said al-Shehri, a Saudi national, was one of several militants killed during an army operation in Hadramout province in eastern Yemen. No other details were provided. Al-Qaida’s Yemen-based network, al-Qaida in the Arabian […]

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Two Nigerian Men Charged With Al-Qaida Links

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Nigeria has charged two men with having links to the terrorist group al-Qaida and planning to recruit new members and transport them to Yemen. The two Nigerians, Olaniyi Lawal and Luqman Babatunde, pleaded not guilty Thursday at a federal court in the capital, Abuja. Prosecutors accuse the two men of receiving more […]

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Officials: Al-Qaida Leader Detained in Pakistan

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say an al-Qaida leader has been detained near the country’s border with Iran. Pakistani authorities said Wednesday that Naamen Meziche, a French national of Algerian origin, was captured during a raid near Quetta — the capital of Baluchistan province. They said he was arrested while trying to flee the country, but provided […]

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Niger President: Pakistanis, Afghans Train Islamists in Mali

Posted June 7th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou says jihadi fighters from Pakistan and Afghanistan are training members of Islamist groups in northern Mali. Mr. Issoufou told the “France 24” news channel in the capital, Niamey, Thursday the government has information on the presence of Afghans and Pakistanis in northern Mali operating as trainers. He said the foreigners are […]

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US Counters al-Qaida Propaganda Online

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says it has launched an online effort to counter al-Qaida propaganda placed on Yemeni tribal websites by replacing al-Qaida advertisements with ads aimed at undermining their message. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says U.S. digital experts are replacing al-Qaida ads that brag about killing Americans with ads showing the effects of […]

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Al-Qaida Bomber Was ‘Double Agent’

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. media reports say a man sent by al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner was actually a double agent working for the United States, who infiltrated the terror network and volunteered to carry out the suicide attack. Unidentified American and foreign intelligence officials provided details of the bomb plot. They told […]

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US Official: Al-Qaida Bomber No Longer a Threat

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities are confident a suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber is no longer a threat to the American people. The Obama administration’s top counter-terrorism advisor, John Brennan, spoke Tuesday on the U.S. television network ABC, a day after U.S. officials said al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen intended to put a suicide bomber on a U.S.-bound jet with […]

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US Official: Al-Qaida Bomber No Longer a Threat

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities are confident a suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber is no longer a threat to the American people. The Obama administration’s top counter-terrorism advisor, John Brennan, spoke Tuesday on the U.S. television network ABC, a day after U.S. officials said al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen intended to put a suicide bomber on a U.S.-bound jet with […]

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US Foils Al-Qaida Airliner Bomb Plot

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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FBI experts are examining the bomb intended for use in an al-Qaida plot aimed at destroying a U.S.-bound passenger jet. U.S. government officials announced Monday that the al-Qaida branch in Yemen intended to put a suicide bomber aboard a U.S.-bound jet with explosives concealed in the individual’s underwear. The plot was detected and the bomb […]

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