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Spanish Police Arrest Terror Suspect

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Spain have arrested a suspected member of al-Qaida’s North African offshoot, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb. The 37-year-old Moroccan man, Abdellatif Aoulad Chiba, was arrested Wednesday in the southern Spanish coastal town of La Linea de la Concepcion. He is suspected of running an Internet site that sought to recruit members to carry […]

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US Accuses Iran of Secret Al-Qaida Ties

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States accused Iran of having a “secret deal” with al-Qaida as Washington announced sanctions Thursday on six suspected al-Qaida operatives. The Treasury Department did not offer many details. But it says the operatives are part of a network headed by Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, described by U.S. officials as an al-Qaida facilitator based […]

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Turkey Arrests 15 Al-Qaida Suspects in Suspected US Embassy Attack

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish police have detained 15 suspected al-Qaida militants they said were planning an attack on the U.S. embassy in Ankara and other unidentified foreign targets. The state-run Anatolia news agency said the suspects were arrested in Ankara and the western cities of Bursa and Yalova in operations on Monday and Tuesday. They said police seized […]

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Turkey Detains Al-Qaida Suspects

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish state media say police have detained 14 suspected al-Qaida militants in a series of raids across western Turkey. The Anatolia news agency said the suspects were planning to attack the U.S. embassy in Ankara and other unspecified targets. It reported police captured the suspects and seized explosives and weapons in Ankara and in the […]

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New Clashes Between Al Qaida and Mauritanian Army

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb is claiming responsibility for an attack on a Mauritanian army base near the border with Mali. An al-Qaida spokesman told the private Nouakchott news agency Wednesday two of the group’s fighters died in Tuesday’s attack – one from Algeria and another from Mali. The Mauritanian army confirmed the attack near […]

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15 Al-Qaida Fighters Killed in Mauritania-Mali Operation

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Mauritania says 15 al-Qaida fighters have been killed and nine captured in a joint operation with Mali against an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Mali. A colonel said Sunday two Mauritanian soldiers were also killed in Friday’s raid on the camp in the Wagadou forest region near Mali’s border with Mauritania. He said soldiers from Mali […]

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15 Al-Qaida Fighters Killed in Mauritania-Mali Operation

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Mauritania says 15 al-Qaida fighters have been killed and nine captured in a joint operation with Mali against an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Mali. A colonel said Sunday two Mauritanian solderers were also killed in Friday’s raid on the camp in the Wagadou forest region near Mali’s border with Mauritania. He said soldiers from Mali […]

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US: Al-Qaida Turns to Kidnapping for Money

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say documents retrieved from Osama bin Laden’s compound show al-Qaida is turning to kidnapping for ransom as a way to offset cash shortages. The unnamed officials have told news agencies the militant group’s financial sources have been squeezed in recent years, forcing it to look to other methods of funding terrorist operations. Al-Qaida’s […]

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U.S. Vows to Find Al-Qaida’s Zawahri and Kill Him

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is vowing to capture and kill new al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri, just as it did his predecessor, Osama bin Laden. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, made the pledge Thursday, saying the Egyptian surgeon turned terrorist leader should expect the same treatment as bin Laden. U.S. commandos […]

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Top British School, Hotel on Al-Qaida Target List

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A top British school and London hotel were on a list of possible terrorist targets found on the body of a leading al-Qaida commander shot dead in Somalia. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was shot and killed by security forces at a checkpoint near Mogadishu last week. He is believed to have played a key role in […]

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