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Al-Qaida Leader Voices Support for Syrian Uprising

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida’s leader has voiced support for the Syrian uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and called on Muslims from neighboring countries to come to the aid of Syrian anti-government rebels. In a video posted Sunday on an Islamist website, Ayman al-Zawahri urged Muslims in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to join the uprising against what he […]

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Al-Qaida Leader Voices Support for Syrian Uprising

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida’s leader has voiced support for the Syrian uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and called on Muslims from neighboring countries to come to the aid of Syrian anti-government rebels. In a video posted Sunday on an Islamist website, Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Muslims in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to join the uprising against what he […]

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Al-Qaida Leader Voices Support for Syrian Uprising

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has voiced support for the Syrian uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. In a video posted on an Islamist website, Zawahiri urged Muslims in Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon to back the Syrian rebels. He also called on Syrians not to rely on the West or Arab governments. Zawahiri […]

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Somali Gov’t: ‘No News’ al-Shabab Allied to al-Qaida

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s transitional government says it is not surprised that militant group al-Shabab has formally joined forces with al-Qaida. The government’s minister of information, Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed, said in a statement Friday that word of the alliance is “no news to us.” He asserted that al-Shabab leaders are paid representatives of al-Qaida, and that al-Shabab can […]

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Somali Gov’t: ‘No News’ al-Shabab Allied to al-Qaida

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s transitional government says it is not surprised that militant group al-Shabab has formally joined forces with al-Qaida. The government’s minister of information, Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed, said in a statement Friday that word of the alliance is “no news to us.” He asserted that al-Shabab leaders are paid representatives of al-Qaida, and that al-Shabab can […]

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Al-Qaida Leader: Somalia’s al-Shabab Has Joined Network

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida’s leader says the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab has joined the terrorist network. An Internet monitoring service said Thursday that al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri delivered the news in a video message. According to the SITE Intelligence Group, al-Zawahiri gave “glad tidings” in his remarks, and announced al-Shabab has joined al-Qaida’s jihadist movement against what he […]

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Al-Qaida Group Threatens to Harm Western Hostages

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida’s North Africa branch says it will kill the Western hostages it holds if European countries make an attempt to rescue them. The group, known as al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released a statement Thursday addressed to France, Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden. The militants said they had information about an imminent operation against […]

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US Announces $10 Million Reward for Al-Qaida Financier

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has announced a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to an al-Qaida financier who is believed to be in Iran. A State Department official, Robert Hartung, said Yasin al-Suri, also known as Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, helped move money and recruits through Iran to al-Qaida leaders in neighboring countries. […]

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Mauritania Troops Kill Top African al-Qaida Figure

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Mauritanian officials say troops killed a top official of al-Qaida’s North African affiliate during a raid this week in Mail. They say Ali Ould Sidi Tiyib was wanted for organizing attacks in Mauritania in 2008, including an assault on the Israeli Embassy. Military officials say Tiyib, a top official in al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, […]

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Mauritania Strikes Al-Qaida Base in Mali

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mauritania says its military has conducted an air strike on a suspected al-Qaida terrorist base in western Mali. Authorities say Thursday’s raid destroyed a camp in the Wagadou Forest operated by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb , al-Qaida’s northern Africa affiliate. Military officials said terrorists at the base were preparing to launch a cross-border attack […]

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