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Al-Qaeda: Salafi jihadist organization
Al-Qaeda is a transnational extremist Salafist militant organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers during the Soviet–Afghan War.

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FBI phone probe links Florida shooter to al Qaeda [Video]

FBI phone probe links Florida shooter to al Qaeda

The FBI cracked the iPhone encryption of the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a U.S. naval base in Florida and found evidence linking him to al..

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Barr Said FBI Unlocked Phone That Links Al Qaeda To Saudi Man Who Killed Three At Florida Base [Video]

Barr Said FBI Unlocked Phone That Links Al Qaeda To Saudi Man Who Killed Three At Florida Base

Attorney General William Barr gave an update on the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors. The FBI cracked the iPhone encryption of the man who made the December attack at a..

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French forces kill al-Qaida's North African commander

french forces kill al-qaida's north african commander
BAMAKO, Mali — French forces have killed Abdelmalek Droukdel, the leader of al-Qaida’s North Africa affiliate, the France’s defense minister announced late Friday, in what would be a major..
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France says its army killed al Qaeda North Africa chief Droukdel

France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda's North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had been hunting for more than seven years, during an..
Reuters - Published

Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa killed - France

France announces it has killed leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa, Abdelmalek Droukdel, in an operation in Mali
BBC News - Published

UN chief: COVID-19 compounds dire situation in Mali, Sahel

un chief: covid-19 compounds dire situation in mali, sahel
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the coronavirus pandemic has compounded the “dire humanitarian and security situations” in Mali and Africa’s Sahel region. The..
WorldNews - Published

Torture Can Be Considered in Sentencing Guantánamo Prisoners, Judge Rules

Advocates said the ruling, in the case of a Qaeda courier, was a watershed in dealing with the treatment of the men who were held and interrogated by the C.I.A. after the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Taliban, al Qaeda retain ties despite U.S.-Taliban deal, U.N. monitors say

Ties between the Taliban, especially its Haqqani Network branch, and al Qaeda remain close, independent U.N. sanctions monitors said in a report made public on Monday, despite a U.S.-Taliban pact..
Reuters - Published

US deports Osmania graduate with Qaeda link


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U.S. reaches consensus with Sudan on 'contours' of future claims deal

The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the "contours" of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories May 18 P

Here's the latest for Monday May 18th: Dems say Fired watchdog was looking into Saudi arms sales; Pensacola military base shooter linked to al-Qaida; Early coronavirus vaccine results are encouraging;..
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FBI phone probe links al Qaeda to Saudi who killed 3 at Florida base, Barr says

The FBI cracked the iPhone encryption of the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a naval base in Florida, and found evidence linking him to al Qaeda,..
Reuters - Published

Pensacola military base shooter linked to al-Qaida

The gunman in a deadly attack at a military base in Pensacola, Florida, last December was meticulous in his planning and had been radicalized overseas for at least five years, U.S. officials said..
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DOJ blasts Apple for not unlocking suspect's phone

The Department of Justice is sharply chastising Apple for not providing help in unlocking the phones of the gunman responsible for a deadly rampage last year at a Florida military base. It says that..
USATODAY.com - Published

FBI: US naval base attack 'motivated by Al-Qaeda'

The Saudi Air Force officer who killed three Americans in Florida spoke to the terror group in Yemen.
BBC News - Published

FBI cracked phone of Saudi shooter at Florida naval base, found al Qaeda ties, Barr says

The FBI found cellphone evidence linking al Qaeda to the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a U.S. naval base in Florida after cracking his phone..
Reuters - Published

FBI finds evidence linking al Qaeda to 2019 Saudi shooter at Florida naval base: U.S. source

The FBI has found cellphone evidence linking al Qaeda to the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors and wounded eight people in a December shooting spree at a U.S. naval base..
Reuters - Published

Feds connect al Qaeda contacts to deadly Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting

Federal investigators say the Saudi military trainee who killed three service members during a shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station had been in contact with al Qaeda.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. Supreme Court heaps more damages on Sudan in embassy bombing cases

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a legal setback to Sudan on Monday, ruling that the African nation cannot avoid punitive damages it was ordered to pay in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al..
Reuters - Published

FBI finds evidence of al Qaeda tie to 2019 Florida naval base shooting: NYT

The FBI has found cellphone evidence linking al Qaeda to the 2019 shooting at a U.S. naval base in Florida, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing officials briefed on the investigation.
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F.B.I. Is Said to Find Links Between Pensacola Gunman and Al Qaeda

The gunman in December’s shooting, a Saudi cadet who had trained with the U.S. military, had been in contact with the terrorist group, officials said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Erdogan’s meeting with Putin will tell us what the future holds for Syria

erdogan’s meeting with putin will tell us what the future holds for syria
So the Sultan travels to see the Tsar at the royal seat of St Petersburg. And the Caliph of Damascus will watch from Syria with the conviction that Ba’ath Party policy has once again proved its..
WorldNews - Published

Africa's Sahel becomes latest al-Qaeda-IS battleground

africa's sahel becomes latest al-qaeda-is battleground
In its report, IS decried recent al-Qaeda attacks on IS militants in Mali and Burkina Faso, where both groups are active. It said JNIM, on the orders of its leaders Iyad Ag Ghaly and Amadou Koufa, had..
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‘Wage jihad over CAA’: Al-Qaida wing to Indian Muslim scholars


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US again accused of killing civilians in Somalia airstrikes

us again accused of killing civilians in somalia airstrikes
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military is facing more allegations of killing civilians with airstrikes in Somalia, and now says it will address the issue more fully in upcoming public reports. Amnesty..
WorldNews - Published

Sweden says to send up to 150 special forces troops to Mali

Sweden's government on Monday said it had decided to send troops to Mali to join French-led special forces that are fighting militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State in the Sahel region of North..
Reuters - Published

A tiny army is fighting for 20 million lives. Can Mali's military grow fast enough?

a tiny army is fighting for 20 million lives. can mali's military grow fast enough?
BAMAKO, Mali — At the heart of the world's fastest-growing Islamist insurgency, a national force of approximately 12,000 soldiers struggles to defend a population of 20 million. Malian troops are..
WorldNews - Published

Mali militants say they are open to talks if foreign troops leave

Al Qaeda-linked militants have said they will only attend peace talks with Mali's government if it expels French and United Nations forces.
Reuters - Published

U.S. creates new envoy position to counter rising terrorism in Sahel

The United States has created a special envoy for Africa's Sahel region, a State Department spokesman said on Friday, to counter rising violence from groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State are..
Reuters - Published

French jihadists are active in Battle of Idlib in Syria, FRANCE 24 reports

French jihadists are fighting in the Battle of Idlib against the Syrian regime. They are following orders from the French jihadi recruiter Omar Omsen, who claimed independence from the Islamic State..
France 24 - Published

Clashes break out in Somalia, slowing fight against al Qaeda-linked insurgents

Somali troops clashed with a regional militia on Friday in one of the most serious outbreaks of fighting yet over political rivalries that Washington says are slowing the war against al Qaeda-linked..
Reuters - Published

Somali military, militia clash as fight against al Qaeda-linked insurgents slows

Somali government troops clashed with a regional militia on Friday, residents said, in one of the most serious outbreaks of fighting yet over political rivalries that Washington says are slowing the..
Reuters - Published

Al-Qaeda confirms death of AQAP leader Qassim Al-Raymi: Site Intelligence Group

Al-Qaeda has confirmed the death of Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Site Intelligence Group reported on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Isis and al-Qaeda join forces in West Africa

isis and al-qaeda join forces in west africa
Groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, at war with each other in the Middle East, are working together to take control of territory across a vast stretch of West Africa, US and local..
WorldNews - Published

USS Cole bombing: Sudan agrees to compensate families

Two al-Qaeda bombers who had been trained in Sudan attacked the ship in 2000 killing 17 US sailors.
BBC News - Published

Sudan agrees to compensate families of USS Cole victims: state news agency

Sudan has agreed to compensate the families of sailors killed in an al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole warship 20 years ago, state news agency SUNA said on Thursday, part of government efforts to remove..
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan-Pakistan region continues to be epicentre of terrorism: General Bipin Rawat

General Rawat said: "The spectre of terrorism as it relates to our region, the epicentre here continues to be Af-Pak region with organisations like ISIS, Al Qaeda, Taliban, JeM, and LeT being some of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Malian president acknowledges talk with extremist leaders

malian president acknowledges talk with extremist leaders
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has confirmed that his government is in contact with al-Qaida-linked extremist leaders as the West African country faces some of the worst..
WorldNews - Published

White House announces al-Qaida leader tied to NAS Pensacola shooting has been killed

The White House said the founder of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP, Qassim al-Rimi, was killed in a counterterrorism operation in Yemen.
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Donald Trump confirms killing of Al-Qaeda chief in Yemen

donald trump confirms killing of al-qaeda chief in yemen
US President Donald Trump confirmed that the US had killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - days after the jihadist group claimed responsibility for a mass shooting at a US naval base...
WorldNews - Published

Yemen Al-Qaeda leader al-Raymi killed by US strike

Qasim al-Raymi, leader of AQAP since 2015, has been killed by a US operation in Yemen.
BBC News - Published

Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula claims December shooting at Florida naval base

An audio recording purporting to be from the Islamist militant group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility on Sunday for a fatal shooting in December at a U.S. naval base in..
Reuters - Published


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