Al-qaeda

What We Don’t Know About U.s. Airstrikes In Somalia And Everywhere Else

Last weekend, the U.S. military killed what they reported as 52 militants from Somalia's al-Shabab. Taking its current form in 2006, the group started crossing borders for their violence in 2012 after allying themselves with al-Qaida. Their most...
Related topics: Somalia, Military

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Syria Ceasefire On Brink Of Collapse As Russia Blames Turkey For Terrorist Growth

Four months after Syria and Russia agreed to call off its joint attack on HTS/al-Qaeda held Idlib province, opting amidst US threats to cut a ceasefire deal mediated with Turkey, Moscow now says Ankara has failed to live up to its end of the...
Related topics: Syria, Russia, Turkey, Terrorism, Moscow, Ankara

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Attack On Un Base In Mali Carried Out According To Zawahiri’s Guidelines, Jnim Says

Al Qaeda's branch in Mali attacked a UN base earlier today, killing at least ten peacekeepers from Chad. The group says that the assault was part of Ayman al-Zawahiri's global campaign, which rejects the "normalization" of Israel. Israeli Prime...
Related topics: Mali, Ayman Al Zawahiri, Israel

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Al-qaida-linked Jihadists Attack Un Base In North Mali

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in Aguelhoc in northern Mali's Kidal region, killing at least eight peacekeepers, the U.N. mission in Mali said Sunday.   "The current toll is 8 blue helmets killed and several...
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Somali Military: About 70 Somali Militants Killed In Fighting, Air Strike

Somali military officials said Saturday that upwards of 70 al-Qaida-affiliated fighters were killed as they tried to overrun a government military base and in a subsequent airstrike near Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo. The militants...
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It's Time To Designate Turkey As A Sponsor Of Terrorism

On Tuesday, Islamist terrorists affiliated with the Somali group al-Shabaab attacked an upscale hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 21. It wasn’t the group’s first attack in Kenya. The radical group, which at one point was affiliated with...
Related topics: Turkey, Terrorism, Kenya

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It’s Time To Designate Turkey As A Sponsor Of Terrorism - Aei - American Enterprise Institute:...

On Tuesday, Islamist terrorists affiliated with the Somali group al-Shabaab attacked an upscale hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 21. It wasn’t the group’s first attack in Kenya. The radical group, which at one point was affiliated...
Related topics: Turkey, Terrorism, Kenya

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Us Citizen Killed In Kenya Hotel Terror Attack Was 9/11 Survivor - Reports

21 civilians and five attackers were killed in a gun and bomb attack on a hotel complex attack in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday night, with al-Qaeda linked terrorist group Al-Shabaab claiming responsibility for the carnage.
Related topics: Kenya, Terrorism

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Is An Al-qaeda Front Dominating 3 Million People In North Syria?

By Michel MOUTOT | – Paris (AFP) – The jihadist group now controlling Idlib province in northwest Syria claims to have broken with Al-Qaeda, but analysts say that despite several rebrandings there’s no sign it has changed its...
Related topics: Syria, France, Paris

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Shabaab Kills Pro-islamic State Commander

With Shabaab continuing to target ISS members and pro-ISS members within its own ranks, it is unlikely Fiile will be the last commander to be killed by the al Qaeda branch.

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Ap Explains: How Yemen's Rebels Increasingly Deploy Drones 

In Yemen, the high-pitched whine of drones has been a part of life for over 15 years, ever since the first U.S. drone strike targeting al-Qaida in 2002. On Thursday, an attack on a military base where America once ran its drone program showed that...
Related topics: Yemen, Drones, Military

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Counterterrorism Strikes In Somalia Continue, Despite Reports Of A Drawdown

US counterterrorism operations against al Qaeda's branch in Somalia shows no signs of slowing down despite a report last week that said the Pentagon plans to reduce its role there. The US has launched four strikes against Shabaab during the first...
Related topics: Somalia, Pentagon

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Us Strike That Killed Uss Cole Plotter First In Yemen In 3 Months

Counterterrorism operations against AQAP have significantly tapered off in 2018 after a massive increase in 2017. The strike that killed Jamal-al Badawi is the first in Yemen since mid-September 2018.
Related topics: Yemen, Aqap

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Sandcrawler Psa: The Jedi Are Relentless

If they are not completely destroyed it will be be civil war without end. OK, so we'll hunt them all down relentlessly. No Problemo.The Pentagon confirmed Friday that Jamal al-Badawi, an al Qaeda operative the U.S. believes was involved with the...
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Uss Cole Plotter Targeted In American Airstrike

CENTCOM confirms that Jamal al-Badawi, an al Qaeda veteran who has been wanted for his role in the USS Cole Bombing, was targeted in an airstrike earlier this month. Press reports indicated that Badawi perished, but CENTCOM says his status is still...

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Al-qaeda-linked Guerrillas Make Gains In Northwest Syria

Clashes among rival Syrian rebel factions have spread across northwest Syria, rebels and residents said on Thursday, in the latest bout of tit-for-tat fighting between opponents of President Bashar al Assad’s rule, Reuters reports. Infighting has...
Related topics: Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, Reuters

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Has Al-qaeda Learned From Its Mistakes?

The destruction of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is undoubtedly a significant success, but it will not be the end of worldwide Islamist insurgencies. The Islamic State may be eradicated, and ISIS as an organization may be eclipsed, but...
Related topics: Iraq, Syria, Isis

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Jnim Spokesman Warns Tribes In Mali

Abu Dujana al-Qasimi, the Saudi spokesman for Al Qaeda's Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin, or JNIM), released a short audio message yesterday warning tribes in Mali not to cooperate with the "Crusader...
Related topics: Mali, Religion

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Fighting Among Rebels In Northern Syria Kills Dozens

Two days of fighting in rebel-held parts of northern Syria killed dozens of people as al-Qaida-linked militants press their offensive against Turkey-backed rebels, a war monitor and activists said Wednesday. The new wave of fighting comes after...
Related topics: Syria, Turkey, Activism

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G5 Sahel Force Struggles With Funding, Coordination

The G5 Sahel force, a joint force of five Sahel region countries tasked with fighting militants including Boko Haram and al-Qaida, is struggling with funding and lacks coordination among member states, which some officials and analysts warn has...

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