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A video grab dated 19 June 2001 shows members of Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda, or 'The Base', organization training with AK-47 (Kalashnikov) sub-machine-guns in a video tape said to have been prepared and released by bin Laden himself. The United States was on alert on 23 June as reports came from the Middle East that bin Laden's fighters were preparing to hit US and Israeli interests around the world. Copies of the video tape, which shows him as well as Al-Qaeda guerrilla fighters training at their al-Farouq camp in Afghanistan, have been circulated to a limited number of Islamists. AFP PHOTO/Yasser Al-ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Alumnus of Al-Qaeda Training Camp Arrested in Oklahoma for Visa Fraud

Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, an immigrant from Saudi Arabia who has been living in Oklahoma for years, was arrested on Monday and charged Tuesday with visa fraud and making false statements to the FBI. At issue was his attendance at one of al-Qaeda’s most notorious training camps in 2000 — the same camp that trained four of the 9/11 hijackers.

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Trump May Increase U.S. Forces in Afghanistan to Nearly 15,000

U.S. Army officials are weighing the implementation of an effort that may expand the American military footprint in Afghanistan by at least 1,000 to beyond the nearly 14,000 already there, as they are focused on pressuring the terrorist group to negotiate peace with Kabul, a major tenet of the Trump administration war strategy.