Tag: Al Qaeda

President Donald Trump delivered a populist address to industrial workers in the state of Ohio, saying that US forces would be "coming out of Syria, like, very soon"

Agencies and Analysts Respond to Trump’s Call for U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

President Donald Trump appeared to have caught the State Department and Pentagon by surprise when he teased the imminent withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria on Thursday. Few would dispute the president’s claims of tremendous progress against the Islamic State since his inauguration, but ISIS has not been completely destroyed, and the United States has other security concerns in the war-torn country.

A fighter from the separatist Southern Transitional Council gather on February 25, 2018, at the site of two suicide car bombings that targeted the headquarters of an anti-terror unit the day before, in the southern Yemeni port of Aden. Five people, including security officers and a child, died in the blasts at the headquarters of an anti-terror unit in the Tawahi district, Aden security chief General Shallal al-Shae said. / AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI (Photo credit should read SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic State Re-emerges in Al-Qaeda Stronghold in Yemen

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for two attacks, killing at least 14 people and wounding an estimated 40 others when suicide bombers and gunmen attempted to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden in Yemen, once considered a stronghold of its rival al-Qaeda.

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.

In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo, Yemeni militiamen allied to the country's internationally recognized government prepare to climb a mountain in the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's conflict, which began as a civil war in 2014 and escalated into a regional proxy fight, drags on today. Winning the hardscrabble terrain takes time and costs dearly, only exacerbating the country's humanitarian crises and making a war that's seen over 10,000 people killed last that much longer. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Senior Yemeni Commander Claims Government Is Winning the Civil War

General Nasser al-Dhaybani, a senior commander for Yemen’s internationally recognized but deposed government, predicted in an interview with Sky News on Monday that the government is winning the brutal four-year Yemeni civil war, and could recapture the capital city of Sanaa from Iran-backed Houthi insurgents very soon.

YEMEN, - : An image grab taken on April 16, 2014 from a video released on March 29, 2014 by Al-Malahem Media, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), allegedly shows AQAP jihadists listening to their chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi at an undisclosed location in Yemen. Wuhayshi has pledged in a rare video appearance to pursue the war against the Western "crusaders" everywhere possible. AFP PHOTO/HO/AL-MALAHEM MEDIA

U.S. Targeting Al-Qaeda, Rapidly Growing Islamic State in Yemen

The U.S. military has “conducted multiple ground operations and more than 120 strikes in 2017” to cripple the abilities and operations of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Yemen, including jihadi recruiting, training, and using ungoverned spaces to export terrorism across the world, the American military reveals.