31 Jan 2023

Burkina Faso says 28 soldiers, civilians killed in rebel attacks

At least 28 people have been killed in two separate attacks by armed groups in Burkina Faso. The victims include soldiers and civilians. A combat unit in Falagountou, in the north of the country, came under attack and 10 soldiers and a civilian were killed. The bodies of 15 assailants

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03 Aug 2022

US warns of possible retaliation over al-Qaeda death

The United States government has urged its citizens to be vigilant against anti-American violence abroad after the al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed. His death could prompt supporters of al-Qaeda or other terror groups to target US personnel and facilities according to the state department.  The state department gave a

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02 Aug 2022

Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

The leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan carried out by the United States. The counter-terrorism operation was carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday,  Ayman al-Zawahiri plotted the 9/11 attacks with Osama Bin Laden and he

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27 Oct 2021

Terror Groups in Afghanistan Could Be Ready to Attack West in 6 Months, U.S. Says

According to a top Pentagon Official named Colin Kahl, the Islamic State in Afghanistan could be ready to launch attacks on the West and its allies as soon as within six months. Al-Qaeda could have the capability to do so in two years, according to Kahl. Kahl serves as the

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04 Jun 2021

UN sounds alarm over threat posed by emboldened Taliban, still closely tied to al Qaeda

A United Nations report released on Wednesday warns of a Taliban that remains close to al Qaeda and poses a severe threat to the government of Afghanistan. The UN Monitoring Team tracks security threats in Afghanistan and showed concerns in the report regarding the removal of the remaining US troops

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05 Feb 2021

Al Qaeda’s leader in Yemen under arrest, UN report reveals

According to the UN, Khalid Batarfi has been arrested in Yemen and has been detained for several months. Batarfi was the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The development could open up more information about al Qaeda’s operations to counterterrorism agencies and aid them in their campaign against

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19 Nov 2020

Al Qaeda loses one of its most experienced leaders in mysterious murder in Tehran

A shooting in a residential area of Tehran has claimed to have resulted in the death of Lebanese academic Habib Dawood, who had known ties to the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. However, there is no Lebanese academic by this name. As suspicion over the incident grew, news outlets came to

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18 May 2020

FBI finds al Qaeda link after breaking encryption on Pensacola attacker’s iPhone

Last year, a Saudi military trainee killed three US sailors and wounded several others in a terror attack on the Pensacola military base in Florida. New evidence shows that the trainee, Mohammed Alshamrani, was in communication with a suspected al Qaeda operative. After breaking through Alshamrani’s phone encryption, US investigators

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02 Apr 2020

Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

Although both the Islamic State (IS) group and al-Qaeda acknowledge the health risk presented by coronavirus, some of their members see the global upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to hit countries at a time where they are already hurting and recruit more fighters. Recent messages from the groups

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07 Feb 2020

U.S. Operation Kills Qasim al-Raymi, Leader of al Qaeda in Yemen

In a drone strike earlier last week, the United States was successful in killing the leader of al Qaeda’s Yemen branch Qasim al-Raymi, who also served as deputy to the organization’s global leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. President Trump confirmed the reports on Thursday, although he did not provide many details about

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