25 Jan 2019

Taliban reaches agreement with US on al Qaeda, Islamic State

While the U.S. and the Taliban remain at odds on many key negotiating points, they have reached agreement on one: that al Qaeda and the Islamic State must be kept out of the country. The Taliban refuses to negotiate with the Afghani government they perceive to be usurpers, but they

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28 Dec 2018

New drone-hunting tech to roll out at major Australian airports

“New technology will be used to thwart drone attacks at Australia’s major airports as the aviation industry beefs up its fight against the increasing possibility that remote-controlled aircraft could bring down passenger planes. Peter Gibson of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) said drones that breach 5½-kilometre exclusion zones around airports

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03 Dec 2018

Al Qaeda tries to capitalize on Saudi controversy

Well-versed in modern media strategies, Al Qaeda is using the Saudi Arabia controversy to its advantage. In the past weeks, the organization has published two essays on the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, advancing an interpretation of the two countries’ relationship that portrays Saudi Arabia as the slave to President Trump

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19 Nov 2018

Islamic State warns Al-Shabaab of impending battle in Somalia

“The most recent issue of the Islamic State’s weekly Al Naba newsletter directly threatens Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa. Al Naba’s authors warn Shabaab of an impending clash, saying the al Qaeda arm has restarted its campaign to rout Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s organization from Somalia. ‘As we

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06 Nov 2018

Spanish police bust fake credit card ring, arrest 9/11 financier

“Spanish police announced on Saturday that they had arrested 19 people in connection with a fake credit card ring. One of the suspects was a 49-year-old Algerian who has already spent time in prison after being convicted of helping to fund the September 11 attacks. The Algerian financier, whose name has

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21 Sep 2018

Pakistan continues to harbor Taliban, including al Qaeda-linked Haqqanis

The State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2017 is a treasure trove of U.S. positions, statistics, and public statements on the current state of terrorism, and in its report on Pakistan, it states that “the Pakistani government pledged support to political reconciliation between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban

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12 Sep 2018

Al Qaeda leader: America is the main enemy in a ‘single war with different fronts’

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri released a message marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, highlighting the U.S. as the common enemy in all worldwide battlefronts. “We must wage the war – in any part of the Islamic World – as if it is a single war with

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16 Aug 2018

Al Qaeda’s alliance with the Taliban ‘remains firm,’ UN says

The alliance between the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan “remains firm,” according to a new UN report. While ISIS has expanded worldwide, Al Qaeda remains stronger in places like Somalia, Yemen, South Asia, and the Sahel region. Some states have assessed the threat from Al Qaeda as a greater

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16 Feb 2015

After Hebdo: 10 Names Remain on Al-Qaida’s Official Hit List

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13 Mar 2011

21 Al Qaida Statements.

This is a collection of 21 al-Qa’ida statements. At 131 pages long it is, at time of release, the most complete collection of statements available to the English speaking public. al qaida statements pdf

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