al Qaeda

Al Qaeda’s Ruthless Pragmatism Makes it More Dangerous Than Daesh

By Colin P. Clarke and Barak Mendelsohn Oct 30 – Policymakers and terrorism scholars are debating whether al Qaeda or Daesh is the more dangerous threat to the United States and the West. After the various bombings and attacks across the West, many experts insist Daesh is the more serious problem. That is a mistake.

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U.S. Says Two Top Al Qaeda Leaders in Afghanistan Targeted in Strikes

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Oct 26  – The United States carried out strikes in Afghanistan on Sunday targeting two of al Qaeda’s most senior leaders in the country, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The U.S. military is still assessing the results of the strikes against the two leaders who were targeted at command-and-control locations in

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Bangladesh Kills 11 Members of Islamist Group Blamed for Cafe Attack

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, Oct 9 – Bangladeshi security forces killed 11 members of an Islamist militant group on Saturday, most of them dying in a three-hour gun battle on the outskirts of the capital. Authorities said the dead were believed be members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), blamed for an attack on a cafe in

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Four Al Qaeda Members Killed in Suspected U.S. Drone Strike

SANAA, Sept 24  – Four members of Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch, including a local commander, were killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike on a vehicle travelling east of the capital Sanaa, two local officials said on Saturday. They said the attack in Marib province, controlled by forces loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi,

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Local Yemeni Al Qaeda Leader Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

DUBAI, Sept 22  – A senior leader of Yemen’s al Qaeda branch was killed on Thursday in a raid by a U.S. drone strike in central Yemen, an official of the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said. The official said Abdallah al-Sanaani, a regional commander in Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was

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Coalition Planes Hit Yemen Compound Holding Militant Suspects

DUBAI, Sept 21 – Yemen’s Houthi group said aircraft of an Arab coalition bombed a security compound in the capital Sanaa where suspected al Qaeda militants and foreigners accused of spying, including Americans, are held. The Saudi-led coalition has been conducting air raids against outposts and military facilities of the Iran-aligned Houthis and forces loyal

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Gulf States Condemn Law Letting 9/11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, Sept 12 – The Saudi-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday condemned a law passed by the United States Congress last week that would allow the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the kingdom’s government for damages. The head of the six-nation GCC said the law was “contrary to the

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Dial 9-11 For JASTA

Fifteen years on, 9/11 victims’ families demand justice. By Roshanak Taghavi Justice and security are on the minds of many Americans commemorating September 11 this week, as newly de-classified documents re-ignite the debate over Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the deadliest attacks in contemporary U.S. history — and congressional legislation is proposing to hold the Kingdom

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The Jasta Controversy: Is There a Longer-Term Agenda?

  BY Dr. Habib Al Mulla It was an event future historians may well regard as something of a watershed—but not solely for the obvious issues now being discussed by the media, argued over by lawyers, and scrutinized by national security experts. On May 17, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism

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