Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in US blogger killing

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a US blogger critical of religious extremism. Deputy police commissioner Masudur Rahman said the man, identified as Mojammel Hossain, 25, head of the intelligence wing of the al Qaeda-inspired militant group Ansar Ullah Bangla Team, was suspected of taking part in the killing of writer Avijit Roy. Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death by ...

Bin Laden’s Machiavellian plan and his coordination with Iran and Qatar in Libya

Monday, 13 November 2017

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden did not perceive the Arab uprisings of 2011 as a young democratic spring born on Facebook and Twitter; he rather saw it as an opportunity and a major breakthrough for extremists. In his recently published diary, Bin Laden asserts that the uprisings will not stop at its centers, but will expand to include the entire region and the fall of all its regimes. He asserts that he and Al Qaeda and its offshoots, especially the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, must create ...

Bin Laden documents: New secrets revealed linking Qatar and al-Qaeda

Saturday, 4 November 2017

The third batch of documents published by the US intelligence agency Abbottabad, Wednesday, revealed more secrets of close ties between al-Qaeda and Al Jazeera Qatari network. In a letter from Haj Osman to the Media Committee of the organization, he called for coordinating with Al Jazeera correspondent to respond to “false information” about al-Qaeda, asking to clarify through Al Jazeera many accusations perpetuated. He advised that Al Jazeera correspondent in Pakistan, Ahmed Zidan, ...

CIA files shows depth of al-Qaeda's relationship with Iran

Thursday, 2 November 2017

The recently released CIA bin Laden files provide new details concerning al Qaeda’s relationship with Iran.One never-before-seen 19-page document contains a senior militant’s assessment of the group’s relationship with Iran, the Foundation for Defense of Democracy’s Long War Journal reported.The author explains that Iran offered some “Saudi brothers” in al Qaeda “everything they needed,” including “money, arms” and “training in ...

CIA’s last batch of bin Laden documents reveal insights into son, Hamza

Thursday, 2 November 2017

A massive new trove of documents from the Osama bin Laden files has been released to the public, BuzzFeed reported. The files released more than six years after they were recovered in the US raid that killed the notorious al-Qaeda leader provide new insight into the man and into the workings of al-Qaeda. They files also contain the first publicly available images of bin Laden’s son, Hamza, as a young man. A report from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point military college called ...

Saudi Arabia adds 11 Qaeda, ISIS-linked Yemenis on terror list

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

As part of the efforts targeting terrorism, Saudi State Security has listed two entities and 11 names of leaders, financiers and supporters of Al Qaeda and ISIS organization. The Saudi State Security listing targeted financiers and facilitators for the terrorist organizations and al-Qaeda group in Yemen. This action was taken with the participation of the United States of America, the Co-Chair of the International Center for Combating Terrorism, and the participating member states. These ...

Who is ‘Abdul Nabi’ who pledged allegiance to Bin Laden, and then to Baghdadi?

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The news of the surrender of the Yemeni militant, Khalid Abdul Nabi, who was handed over to the security forces in Yafa, south of Yemen lately, has received great attention. It is being scrutinized by the security department of the legitimate government in Yemen, and those interested in radical groups as well, who describe Nabi as the ‘black box’ of al-Qaeda militias . Who is Nabi, and what is the secret of his relationship with Osama Bin Laden and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? Khalid ...

US, Yemeni and UAE forces target Al Qaeda stronghold

Monday, 7 August 2017

Yemeni, Emirati and American troops are conducting a “clearing operation” aimed at driving Qaeda militants from one of their major strongholds in southern Yemen, American officials said. The offensive in Shabwa Province started last week and includes about 2,000 Yemeni forces backed by dozens of advisers from the United Arab Emirates, and a “handful of United States Special Operations commandos providing intelligence and planning assistance”, the New York Times reported. ...

UN urges all countries to keep weapons from terrorist groups

Thursday, 3 August 2017

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution urging all countries to eliminate the supply of weapons to ISIS extremist group and other “terrorists,” including by taking legal action against suppliers and marking arms to improve their traceability. The resolution, sponsored by Egypt, strongly condemns the continuing flow of weapons, military equipment, drones and improvised explosive devices to ISIS, al-Qaida and their affiliates as well as illegal armed groups and ...

New York’s 9/11 museum draws 10 mln visitors

Friday, 28 July 2017

New York’s museum dedicated to the Al-Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001 has drawn more than 10 million visitors in just over three years, staff said Friday.The museum, which opened on the World Trade Center site in May 2014, averages 9,000 visitors a day, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum announced.The accompanying memorial in an outdoor public plaza has been visited by more than 33 million people since opening in September 2011, it added.“Reaching this monumental ...

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