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Al-Qaida Leader Urges Algerian Overthrow, Islamic Libya

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida’s leader has called for Algerians to follow the example of others in the Middle East and overthrow their government, and urged Libyans to establish an Islamic state. In a video message posted on Islamist websites Wednesday, Ayman al-Zawahiri told Algerians to look at Tunisia and Libya, where popular uprisings this year toppled longtime leaders. […]

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Niger Admits Blunder in Terrorist Round-Up

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Niger says it made a mistake in arresting 59 people for being followers of al-Qaida following a deadly clash last month. The governor of Agadez, Garba Maikido, issued an apology on national television Friday, saying the 59 were actually just migrant workers hoping to smuggle themselves into a neighboring country. Niger arrested the 59 migrants […]

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US Says Drone Strike Kills Senior Al-Qaida Leader in Pakistan

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 1:57 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say a CIA drone strike has killed al-Qaida’s chief of operations in Pakistan, in the latest blow to the terror group’s leadership. The officials, who did not want to be named, told news agencies Thursday that Abu Hafs al-Shahri was killed earlier this week, but did not give details. Pakistani security officials said […]

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US: Senior Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Pakistan

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. official says al-Qaida’s chief of operations in Pakistan has been killed in the country’s northwest tribal region. The official, who did not want to be named, said Thursday that Abu Hafs al-Shahri was killed earlier this week, but did not give details. Pakistani security officials said a U.S. drone strike killed at […]

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US Hits Al-Qaida Leaders with Sanctions

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:26 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is putting sanctions on three accused al-Qaida leaders to strike “at the heart” of the terror group’s Pakistani operations. The U.S. Treasury Department Wednesday sanctioned Abu Yahya al-Libi, Abd al-Rahman Ould Mohammad al Husayn Ould Muhammad Salim and Mustafa Hajji Muhammad Khan. The sanctions freeze any U.S.-based assets belonging to the men. […]

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Pakistan Arrests Senior al-Qaida Leader

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s military says it has arrested a senior al-Qaida leader and two colleagues with help from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. An army statement Monday identified the senior detainee as Younis al-Mauritani, believed to have been tasked by Osama bin Laden with targeting economic interests in the United States, Europe and Australia. The other two […]

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Pakistan Captures Senior al-Qaida Leader

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s military said it has arrested a senior al-Qaida official and two other members of the terrorist group in an operation assisted by U.S. intelligence agencies. An army statement identified the senior detainee as Younis al-Mauritani, who it said had been tasked by Osama bin Laden with targeting economic interests in the United States, Europe […]

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Al-Qaida Offshoot Claims Algeria Bombing

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for last week’s deadly attack on an Algerian military academy that killed 16 officers in training and two civilians. The terrorist network’s North African wing said in an online statement that two suicide bombers carried out Friday’s attack on the prestigious Cherchell Military Academy, west of the […]

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US Official: Al-Qaida’s Second in Command Killed in Pakistan

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. official says al-Qaida’s number two leader, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Saturday Rahman was killed on August 22 in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Waziristan — a known refuge for Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants. The official would not say how […]

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US Official: Al-Qaida’s Second in Command Killed in Pakistan

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. official says al-Qaida’s number two leader, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan. The official, who spoke to Western media on the condition of anonymity, says Al-Rahman was killed on August 22. No other details are available at this time.

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