After nearly a decade in and out of British jails and detention centers, Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has been acquitted of conspiring to commit terrorism.
Why is the man who masterminded al-Qaeda’s first attack against the U.S. now working as a security official in Yemen?
The U.S. and Yemen launch the biggest offensive against al-Qaeda in four years.
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine tells BuzzFeed some lawmakers are meeting informally over altering the AUMF.
The chatter is on the margins, and could be more Russian propaganda point than reality — for now. “If one of the key players makes this decision then Russia could quickly be playing a very different game,” said one intelligence analyst.
Two Swedish freelance journalists and a Turkish photographer were released from Syria after a month and a half in captivity.
The airstrike intended for an al Qaeda convoy reportedly struck the wedding convoy instead.
In Syria, female fighters fill out the front lines for a Kurdish militia that is locked in a bitter battle with rebels linked to al-Qaeda. They say they’re sending a message: “When you fight against them, the first thing you think about is the freedom of women.”
“Oh Sheik Osama my father, my brother. My love for you is like no other.”
Shooters are briefly seen and shots ring out while shoppers try to hide in a supermarket.
J.M. Berger, an analyst and consultant on al-Qaeda and extremist groups as well as author of the book Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, successfully launched an effort to troll jihadists who were using a hashtag to solicit media tips on Twitter.
He attempted to detonate a 1,000-pound bomb in October 2012.
Three U.S. officials say the intelligence came from a conference call, but some are skeptical of the report. Meanwhile, Yemen authorities foiled a plot to blow up oil pipelines, take over a major port, and kidnap or kill foreigners working there.
The State Department ordered the evacuation Tuesday of all non-emergency government workers from Yemen and urged U.S. citizens to leave the country over the potential of an al-Qaeda attack.
Communications between al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri in Pakistan and his deputy in Yemen led the U.S. government to tighten security and shutdown diplomatic posts.
25 members of Iraqi security forces and ten militants were killed after allies of the jailed men launched military-style attacks on two jails, according to reports. Inmates only escaped from one jail.
“An angry Weiner head,” al-Qaeda called him.
Turns out, terrorists file expense reports and clash with their bosses too.
The White House press secretary said Susan Rice discussed the possibility that al-Qaeda might be involved in the Sept. 11 attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi. But outside of a brief mention on CBS’s Face the Nation, Rice mostly did not discuss the involvement of al-Qaeda or al-Qaeda affiliates.
The magazine, meant to inspire terrorist attacks in Western nations, offers advice to build bombs, acquire weapons, and carry out terrorist acts. The magazine also features articles such as “Losing a Friend in Jihad,” “Why Did I Choose al-Qaeda,” as well as a “Letter from the Editor.” Sections in the magazine include “History and Strategy,” “The Latest and Opinion,” “Arts and Misc.,” and a review section.
“America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms.”
They apparently can’t spare the ammunition, so they make like 8-year-old boys and make their own pow-pow sounds.
Syria may have disappeared from the Internet this morning, but Syrian content on Instagram is still being uploaded.
Blames intelligence community for failures in initial assessment of attack.
Who from Al Qaeda can fill bin Laden’s shoes? Perhaps this guy?
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With Osama gone, did we cut the head off the snake? Here are four high-ranking members of al Qaeda that are believed to still be operating the terrorist network.
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Apparently, yes, this is for real.
There’s been a wee bit of a setback to Al-Qaeda’s dastardly plans this week, as they’ve all been coming down with the black plague. A terrorist cell in Algeria was first struck with the black death, and the disease may have spread to other Al-Qaeda camps and to the Taliban. Apparently that stuff is pretty contagious. On a much scarier note, some people are speculating that the group may have been experimenting with biological weapons.
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