Tag: AQAP

Both Hillary Clinton (L) and Donald Trump will attend an annual white-tie soiree in Manhattan's swank Waldorf-Astoria hotel

Al-Qaeda: U.S. Presidential Candidates ‘Mired in Criticism and Flaws’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in an article contained in the new edition of its Arabic-language online propaganda magazine Al Masra, says that America’s influence across the globe is waning and criticizes the presidential nominees of both major U.S. parties, according to a translation by the Foreign Desk.

Mali's vast, desolate north continues to be beset by violence, having fallen under the control of Tuareg-led rebels and jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda in 2012

Al Qaeda Deadly and Growing 15 Years After 9/11

Fifteen years after the United States declared war on al Qaeda (AQ) for launching the 9/11 attacks on the American homeland, the jihadist group remains active and growing in its various forms, capitalizing on the chaos in Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, and some African countries.

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Bin Laden’s Son Urges Saudis to Train with Al Qaeda to Overthrow Kingdom

Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al Qaeda leader, has urged young Saudis in a new audio message to train with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to “gain the necessary experience” to overthrow Saudi Arabia’s kingdom, a U.S. ally, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadi activity online.

Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front fighters carry their weapons on the back of a pick-up truck during the release of Lebanese soldiers and policemen in Arsal, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/STRINGER/FILES

Obama Envoy: al-Nusra Is ‘Largest’ al-Qaeda Affiliate ‘in History’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) core in Iraq and Syria is losing territory, fighters, leaders, and financial resources, while its Syrian rival Jabhat al-Nusra flourishes, becoming the “largest” al Qaeda affiliate “in history,” President Barack Obama’s special envoy for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS told lawmakers.

Al-Qaeda to U.S. Muslims: Target ‘Anglo-Saxon Community,’ Avoid Minorities

The Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is disseminating a guide urging all Muslims in America, “regardless of their affiliation,” to carry out more “lone wolf” attacks that mirror the recent massacre in Orlando, FL, and to target “areas where the Anglo-Saxon community is generally concentrated.”

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

Al-Qaeda Quadruples Presence in Yemen in 2015

A resurgent Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has expanded its reach in Yemen to unprecedented levels and quadrupled its manpower from “approximately 1,000 members” in 2014 to “4,000” last year, according to the Department of State (DOS)..