US President Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that the US had killed the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – days after the group claimed responsibility for a mass shooting at a US naval base. The US “conducted a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated Qasim al[…]
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, speaking in a recording released on Sunday, the eve of plans by the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem, said that Tel Aviv was also Muslim land. The United States has finalised preparations to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in[…]
Suspected rebels have killed at least 17 civilians belonging to the Tuareg ethnic community in northern Mali, just days after 40 Tuaregs were killed during a similar raid on nearby villages, authorities say. The attacks occurred on Tuesday in the village of Tindibawen, 160km east of the town of Menaka[…]
The US government says a man linked to a deadly attack on a US diplomatic compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi five years ago has been captured. Mustafa al-Imam, who was captured in Libya on Sunday, “will face justice in the United States”, US President Donald Trump said in[…]
Two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program settled a lawsuit Thursday by detainees alleging they were tortured. The secret settlement in the suit, brought on behalf of two living ex-detainees and one who died of hypothermia after brutal questioning in US custody, avoided what would have been[…]
After years of false hope, former al-Qaeda hostage Stephen McGown said he got tired of believing that he would ever be released. McGown, who spent almost six years in captivity, was jovial during a media briefing on Thursday, often making journalists laugh as he described the conditions he was forced[…]
The family of Stephen McGown, a South African who has been held hostage in Mali for five-and-a-half years, hopes that government will negotiate his release soon following a new proof-of-life video released by AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb), an organisation. “I know it’s a combined effort from government and[…]
Warplanes struck a mosque in the rebel-held village of Al-Jina, southwest of Atarib near Aleppo in Syria, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Thursday. “The raids by unidentified warplanes targeted a mosque in Aleppo province during[…]
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told lawmakers last month that Washington should prioritise defeating Islamic State to then focus on “radical” groups, including al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. The subtle reference lumping of al-Qaeda, the militant organisation behind the 9/11 attacks, with a popular political movement that reaches across[…]
While the media attention has been focused on the death of one US serviceman who was killed during a raid in Yemen, one of the most tragic casualties of the assault ordered by President Donald Trump was an eight-year-old girl. The raid took place over the weekend, as US forces[…]
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