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Missile strike kills 7 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

ADEN: A possible US missile strike killed seven suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in central Yemen, a security official said. The official said a missile fired by what was “probably an American drone” hit an apartment building in the Al-Wadi area of Marib province, east of the capital Sanaa, killing seven people late Sunday. The United States,…

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September 5, 2016

 

Kidnapped son of ex-PM Gilani details raid that freed him

MULTAN: The freed son of a former Pakistani prime minister Wednesday revealed details of the raid by US and Afghan forces last week which rescued him three years after he was captured by Al-Qaeda operatives. Ali Haider Gilani, son of Yousaf Raza Gilani, was found during a counter-terror operation in eastern Afghanistan three years after…

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May 19, 2016

 

US missile strike kills five militants in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR:  A missile attack on a militant compound in a restive Pakistani tribal area Thursday killed at least five militants, security officials said. The e strike took place in Lawra Mandi area of Datta Khel in the North Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, where the Pakistani military is battling Taliban militants. “At least five militants…

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September 2, 2015

 

Pakistan claims killing of key Al-Qaeda commander

LAHORE: Pakistani officials Wednesday said they had killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and three other militants in a raid earlier this week in eastern Punjab province. Pakistani police and counter-terrorism forces raided a house in Ferozewala town, 18 kilometres (11 miles) north of the provincial capital Lahore early Monday, killing four alleged militants and capturing…

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July 1, 2015

 

US 'verifying' if top Yemen Qaeda leader killed in drone strike

GENEVA: US officials are reportedly working to confirm claims that Al-Qaeda's top leader in Yemen was killed in a CIA drone strike last week, as the country's warring factions prepare for a second day of peace talks in Geneva Tuesday. Nasir al-Wuhayshi's group, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, is behind several plots against the United…

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June 16, 2015

 

Taliban, Qaeda, IS working in cahoots, says Nisar

KARACHI: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday confirmed the arrest of Safoora Goth carnage mastermind. “Security agencies have also arrested several suspects just 4 days after the incident,” Nisar said while addressing a press conference here. At least 47 people were killed when unknown assailants riding motorcycles opened fire on a bus at…

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May 20, 2015

 

Qaeda is to blame for US hostage's death: family

WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda extremists are ultimately to blame for the tragic death of Warren Weinstein, an American hostage who was killed accidentally in a US counter-terrorism strike, the hostage's wife said Thursday. But Elaine Weinstein said she and her family were disappointed with the US and Pakistani governments' efforts to secure her husband's release from his…

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April 23, 2015

 

Two Al-Qaeda hostages killed in US operation: White House:

WASHINGTON: The White House said Thursday that a US operation in January against an Al Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage, along with an American member of the jihadist group. Another American, Al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn, was killed, “likely in a separate US government counterterrorism operation.” “No words…

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April 23, 2015

 

Al Qaeda commanders among five slain in Karachi

KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department of Police Monday morning claimed to have eliminated five terrorists including two high-profile targets belonging to 'Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent' (AQIS), Samaa reported. A statement to this effect was issued by police while a targeted anti terrorism operation was underway in the seedy parts of Orangi Town's Khairabad neighbourhood….

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April 13, 2015

 

Yemen rebels quit Aden palace, Qaeda makes gains

ADEN: Saudi-led air raids drove back rebels in the last stronghold of Yemen's absent president Friday, while Al-Qaeda militants seized a major army base in the southeast. The impoverished Arabian Peninsula state has sunk further into chaos since the coalition spearheaded by Riyadh launched Operation Decisive Storm on March 26 to try to halt the…

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April 4, 2015

 

Qaeda frees 300 inmates in Yemen jailbreak

SANAA: Al-Qaeda militants stormed a prison in southeastern Yemen on Thursday, freeing several hundred inmates including one of their leaders, a security official said. Khalid Batarfi, a senior Al-Qaeda figure who had been held for more than four years, was among more than 300 prisoners who escaped from the jail in Hadramawt province, the official…

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April 2, 2015

 

Italy brushes off reports it paid millions to Al-Qaeda

ROME: Italy on Friday brushed aside reports it had paid off Al-Qaeda to secure the release of two Italian aid workers abducted in northern Syria last summer. Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni told parliament that claims that a $12-million (10-million euros) ransom had been paid to free the two young women were “unfounded rumours” emanating from…

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January 16, 2015

 

Al-Qaeda Karachi chief among 4 militants killed

KARACHI: At least four operatives of Al-Qaeda including the chief of Karachi chapter were killed in an overnight encounter with Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Sindh police in Karachi area of Qayyumabad. Talking to media, CID In charge Raja Umar Khattab said the overnight shootout with the saboteurs of banned outfit occurred in D Area…

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January 9, 2015

 

Al-Qaeda suspect dies days before US trial

NEW YORK: A Libyan accused over the 1998 Al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Africa died on Friday, days before he was to stand trial in New York. Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was on the FBI's most-wanted list with a $5 million price on his head when he was captured by US troops in the…

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January 3, 2015

 

Top Al-Qaeda leader killed in South Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army said Saturday it had killed a senior Al-Qaeda leader wanted by the US over a 2009 plot to attack the New York subway system. “In an intelligence borne operation top Al-Qaeda leader Adnan El Shukrijumah was killed by Pakistan Army in an early morning raid in Shinwarsak, South Waziristan today,” the military…

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December 6, 2014

 

MQM accuses JI of links with IS, Al Qaeda

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) today accused Jamat-e-Islami of supporting Taliban and ISIS in Pakistan. Addressing a press conference from MQM Headquarters, MQM leader Wasay Jalil claimed that two terrorists who were killed in a recent drone attack had linkage with the religious party. He deplored the statement of former JI leader Munawar Hasan in which he had…

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November 23, 2014

 

Qaeda suspects kill 13 Yemen soldiers, capture 15

SANNA: Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed 13 Yemeni troops and captured 15 others in an attack in the Red Sea port city of Hudeida, security and tribal sources said Sunday. The overnight attack targeted security headquarters in Hudeida, which Shiite Huthi rebels seized in mid-October as they expanded across several towns and cities with almost no…

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November 2, 2014

 

Drone strike kills 4 'Qaeda' in Yemen: security

ADEN: A drone strike on a vehicle in southern Yemen Thursday killed four suspected members of Al-Qaeda, a security official said. The drone struck near Nissab, west of the Shabwa provincial capital of Ataq, the official said, with a tribal source adding that the charred bodies of four men were seen inside the vehicle. Al-Qaeda…

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September 25, 2014

 

US-led strikes kill 30 Qaeda fighters in Syria

BEIRUT: US-led air strikes killed 30 Al-Qaeda militants and eight civilians, including children, in northern Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Most of the 30 fighters killed in the strikes west of the second city Aleppo were foreigners, and the civilians included three children and one woman, the Britain-based monitoring group…

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September 23, 2014

 

Al Qaeda denies decline, admits 'mistakes' branches

CAIRO: Al Qaeda dismissed as “lies” a U.S. assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network on Sunday made no mention of the ultra-hardline Islamic State group widely seen as its rival for the leadership of global jihad. “Whatever slip-ups or errors (regional branches)…may have committed are limited…

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September 14, 2014

 

Al Qaeda claims Karachi attack

PESHAWAR: Al-Qaeda's new South Asia branch Thursday claimed responsibility for a weekend raid on a Karachi naval yard that left a sailor and three attackers dead, saying former military officers had helped in the attack. It is the first attack claimed by the terror network's new wing, whose creation was announced by chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri…

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September 11, 2014

 
 
 
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