Al Qaeda

Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate on October 2 to obtain paperwork for marriage procedures

Think Tank: Al-Qaeda Newspaper ‘Sympathetic’ to Khashoggi’s Stance Against Saudi Arabia

The Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), after a months-long hiatus, resurrected its al Masra newspaper this week, featuring a front-page story accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) of murdering Jamal Khashoggi and blasting “rattlesnake” President Donald Trump for protecting the Sunni kingdom’s top royal.

Since 2007, Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda linked group, has been fighting to overthrow the internationally backed government in Somalia

War in Africa: U.S. Drops Record Number of Bombs in Somalia in 2018

The United States boosted its military efforts against jihadis in Africa under President Donald Trump, launching a record 36 airstrikes on the al-Qaeda wing al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2018, already more than any other single year, Voice of America (VOA) reported Thursday, citing U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).

Shabaab fighters have been fighting to overthrow the Somali regime for the past decade

U.S. Airstrikes Kill 50 Al-Shabaab Jihadis in Somalia

American airstrikes launched over the last three days have “degraded” the East Africa-based al-Qaeda wing al-Shabaab, killing 50 jihadis in Somalia days after the United Nations determined the group is expanding and remains the top threat facing African nation, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) revealed.

Former Deputy Leader and spokesman of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels, Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansur, speaks to journalists on August 15, 2017 in Mogadishu. Abu Mansur left Al-Shabaab in 2013 after falling out with its leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed a year later, in September …

Al-Shabaab Defector Known as Group’s ‘Founding Father’ Runs for Office in Somalia 

The former second-in-command and “founding father” of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab terrorist organization in Somalia, considered the deadliest jihadist group in Africa, “has a good chance of winning” the election next month for president of the country’s South West regional state, the Associated Press (AP) reports Tuesday. 

Syrian fighters attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, during a graduation of new Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) members at a camp in the countryside of the northern Idlib province on August 14, 2018. (Photo by OMAR HAJ …

U.S., Turkey Discuss Security in Syria as Russian Idlib Deal Hits a Snag

The highest-ranking military officer in the United States military met his Turkish counterpart in Washington, DC, this week to discuss security in Syria’s Manbij area as well as joint efforts to annihilate the resilient Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) presence in the region, the Pentagon announced.

Syrian fighters attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, during a graduation of new Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) members at a camp in the countryside of the northern Idlib province on August 14, 2018. (Photo by OMAR HAJ …

Report: Deadline Passes as Jihadis Fail to Withdraw from Syria’s Idlib

Jihadis in Syria’s Idlib, a stronghold of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists considered one of the international terrorist group’s most potent wings, reportedly failed to meet Monday’s deadline to pull out of a planned demilitarized zone in the country’s last rebel bastion as part of a Russian-Turkish agreement.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton's comments about the possibility of land swaps between Servia and Kosovo signal a shift in the US position

John Bolton: U.S. to Stay in Syria Until Iran Leaves

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton asserted on Monday that the United States does not expect to limit its presence in Syria unless Iran and its terrorist proxies fully withdraw from the country.

A Turkish policemen holds his AK-47 in front of a huge Turkish flag as he walks in front of Diyarbakir castle on February 3, 2016. Vowing to flush out the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) from Turkey's urban centres, the authorities have in recent weeks enforced curfews in three locations in …

Turkey Suggests Deploying More Troops to Syria’s Idlib Under Russia Deal

Turkey needs to deploy more troops to Syria’s Idlib province as part of its deal with dictator Bashar al-Assad’s ally Russia to establish a demilitarized zone in the region to separate rebel-held and regime-controlled areas, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu declared on Tuesday.

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Life with Al-Qaeda ‘Extremely Boring,’ Says First American Recruit After 9/11

35-year-old Bryant Neal Vinas of New York has been described as the first American to join al-Qaeda after the 9/11 terrorist attack. In an interview published on Monday, Vinas said he joined because he was enraged at U.S. policy in Afghanistan and the Middle East, but was disappointed to find the experience “extremely boring” after his combat missions into Afghanistan were aborted and he was told he lacked the religious qualifications to become a suicide bomber.

Somali Al-Shebab fighters gather on February 13, 2012 in Elasha Biyaha, in the Afgoei Corridor, after a demonstration to support the merger of Al-shebab and the Al-Qaeda network. Shebab insurgents staged rallies across Somalia on February 13 to celebrate their group's recognition by Osama bin Laden's successor as a member …

9/11 Commissioners on Anniversary of Attacks: Jihadists ‘Will Strike Again’

The chairmen on the 9/11 Commission urged the U.S. government on Tuesday, the anniversary of the 2001 jihadist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, to develop strategies for targeting radical Islam and diminish the appeal of global jihad, warning that groups like al-Qaeda continue to conspire against America.

In this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, Taliban fighters guard as senior leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, not pictured, delivers a speech to his fighters, in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. In the rugged terrain of the Taliban heartland in southern Afghanistan, …

U.N.: Al-Qaeda-Taliban Relationship in Afghanistan ‘Remains Firm’

The relationship between al-Qaeda and the Taliban, the jihadi allies behind the 9/11 attacks on the American homeland, “remains firm” nearly 17 years after the United States declared war on the two terrorist groups in Afghanistan, the United Nations recently reported.

AUSTRALIAN JIHADIST FIGHTER KHALED SHARROUF (TWITTER)

UN Report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State Members in Syria, Iraq

UNITED NATIONS — The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaeda, which is much stronger in places, a United Nations report says.