Tag: Al Qaeda

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.

AFGHANISTAN - MAY 26: (JAPAN OUT)(VIDEO CAPTURE) This image taken from a collection of videotapes obtained by CNN shows Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist group al Qaeda, at a press conference on May 26, 1998 in Afghanistan. The tape showing this image was included in a large collection of videotapes obtained by CNN from a secret location in Afghanistan. Although it cannot be positively verified that the tapes were created by the al Qaeda terrorist network the tapes do show dramatic and sometimes repulsive images of poison gas experiments on dogs, instructions on making TNT and weapons training by men speaking Arabic. (Photo by CNN via Getty Images)

CIA Bin Laden Files Reveal Collusion with Iran, Muslim Brotherhood Inspiration

The CIA has finally published much of the previously unreleased data taken from al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden’s computer during the 2011 raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Among the most interesting revelations are details of Iran’s collusion with al-Qaeda and bin Laden’s citation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a formative influence on his political thought.

ADDS TRUMP'S RESPONSE TO REP. WILSON - In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, frame from video, Myeshia Johnson cries over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger, upon his body's arrival in Miami. President Donald Trump told the widow that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, who said she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump said Wilson's description of the call was "fabricated." (WPLG via AP)

Questions Surround U.S. Involvement in Niger After Deadly Ambush

The killing of four U.S. soldiers in an ambush attack in Niger has both citizens and congressional representatives asking questions about the American military presence in that country. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) went so far as accusing the Trump administration of being less than “up front” about the attack and hinting that his committee might launch an investigation.

Syria's Idlib province is largely controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a group led by Al-Qaeda's former affiliate, which ousted more moderate rebels in recent months

Al-Qaeda Capitalizes on Islamic State Collapse in Raqqa

Al-Qaeda in Syria, considered the global group’s most prominent branch, is capitalizing on the U.S.-led coalition’s significant gains towards annihilating the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), urging jihadists from its collapsing competitor to defect and join its resurgent ranks as it continues to grow stronger.