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Al-Qaeda: Salafi jihadist organization
Al-Qaeda is a militant Salafist Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers during the Soviet–Afghan War.

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Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capital

Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Sudan bid to limit damages over embassy bombings

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Sudan's bid to avoid paying $3.8 billion in damages to family members of people killed or injured in al Qaeda's 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in..
Reuters - Published

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Psychologists who designed CIA torture to testify at Guantanamo [Video]Psychologists who designed CIA torture to testify at Guantanamo

Psychologists to testify on CIA interrogation methods to stop new al-Qaeda attacks on the US after 9/11 event.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

Ex-CIA director says Soleimani killing 'bigger than Bin Laden' [Video]Ex-CIA director says Soleimani killing 'bigger than Bin Laden'

Former CIA director and retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus on Sunday (January 5) said "it was impossible to overstate the significance" of the American airstrike that killed Iranian Major-General..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:37Published

Al-Shabab attacks military base in Kenya [Video]Al-Shabab attacks military base in Kenya

Al-Qaeda-linked group attacks Camp Simba, a base used by US and Kenyan military personnel, in Lamu county.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:39Published

Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast [Video]Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast [Video]At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast

An explosion at a bustling checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday (December 28) killed at least 90 people and wounded dozens, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

G5 Sahel leaders seek concrete measures to counter jihadist attacks [Video]G5 Sahel leaders seek concrete measures to counter jihadist attacks

The Leaders of the G5 Sahel countries on Sunday visited the graves of 71 Niger soldiers killed in the western town of Inates days earlier in the worst jihadist attack on security forces in Niger in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting [Video]U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice, after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Saudi airman sole suspect in U.S. naval base massacre: FBI [Video]Saudi airman sole suspect in U.S. naval base massacre: FBI

Investigators believe a Saudi Air Force lieutenant acted alone when he killed three people and wounded eight at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, before being fatally shot by a deputy sheriff,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published

Security becomes major issue in UK election campaign [Video]Security becomes major issue in UK election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would toughen sentences for people convicted of violent crime and terrorism, such as the attacker who killed two people on Friday, if he wins a national..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:51Published

'I ain't no terrorist': London Bridge attacker in 2008 [Video]'I ain't no terrorist': London Bridge attacker in 2008

Usman Khan, the 28-year-old who killed two people at London Bridge on Friday, refuted claims in a 2008 BBC interview that he was terrorist following a raid on his address by anti-terror police. Conway..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Forensics team seen at home of London Bridge attacker [Video]Forensics team seen at home of London Bridge attacker

A forensics team and Police officers were seen on Saturday stationed outside the home of a 28 year-old British man who killed two people in a stabbing spree at London Bridge before being shot dead by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

London Bridge stabbing suspect had terror conviction for planning al-Qaeda inspired attack [Video]London Bridge stabbing suspect had terror conviction for planning al-Qaeda inspired attack

Two people were killed and three wounded in the London Bridge terror attack before the suspect was stopped. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:16Published

London attacker released from prison last year after terrorism offenses [Video]London attacker released from prison last year after terrorism offenses

The 28 year-old British man who killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge before police shot him dead had been released from prison after a previous conviction for terrorism offenses,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

 

Al Qaeda ally claims responsibility for Somalia blast that killed 90 people

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan seizes five suspected al Qaeda militants

Pakistan has arrested five suspected al Qaeda militants planning an attack on security personnel, authorities in the eastern state of Punjab said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

France kills 33 militants in Mali raid: president

France killed 33 militants in Mali on Saturday using attack helicopters, ground troops and a drone near the border with Mauritania where a group linked to al Qaeda operates, the French authorities..
Reuters - Published

Saudi airman may have become radicalized before U.S. Navy base attack

The Saudi airman accused of killing three people at a U.S. Navy base in Florida appeared to have posted criticism of U.S. wars and quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours..
Reuters - Published

Saudi suspect in U.S. Navy base attack linked to anti-U.S. Twitter screed

The Saudi airman accused of killing three people at a U.S. Navy base in Florida appeared to have posted criticism of U.S. wars and quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours..
Reuters - Published

The al Qaeda-inspired 28-year-old militant who launched London Bridge attack

Nine years before Usman Khan killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge, he was overheard by British security services discussing how to use an al Qaeda manual he had memorized to build a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Offers Up to $4 Million for Location of Freed Guantánamo Convict

The Sudanese man pleaded guilty at a military commission in exchange for repatriation in 2012 and emerged in Qaeda propaganda in Yemen three years later.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. imposes sanctions on leader of Mali Islamist militant group

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a leader of an al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group in Mali and warned the influence of Islamic State in West Africa was on the rise even as it..
Reuters - Published

U.S. steps up airstrikes targeting al Qaeda in Syria

On Saturday, U.S. airstrikes were reported to have killed at least 40 members of Al Qaeda, it's been intensified as Syrian rebels have launched a major counter attack against the Assad regime's efforts..
CBS News - Published

The Defense Secretary: Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta has both balanced the budget and eliminated Osama bin Laden. Now as secretary of defense, he's fighting multiple wars, pursuing al Qaeda, and trying to keep Iran from building an atom..
CBS News - Published

Inside al Qaeda

In his first interview, an FBI undercover operative tells Scott Pelley how he infiltrated al Qaeda and thwarted potential terror attacks planned for New York and Toronto.
CBS News - Published

FBI-undercover operative on how he infiltrated al Qaeda

An FBI undercover operative tells 60 Minutes how he infiltrated al Qaeda and thwarted terror attacks planned for New York and Toronto
CBS News - Published

The real story behind an FBI operative's fake radicalization

How an undercover FBI operative built trust between himself and an al Qaeda terrorist using some acting skills and the real pain of his mother's death
CBS News - Published

Inside al Qaeda: Living and working with terrorists

An FBI undercover operative tells Scott Pelley how he infiltrated al Qaeda and thwarted potential terror attacks planned for New York and Toronto
CBS News - Published

Former acting CIA director skeptical about U.S.-Taliban peace talks

The Taliban is promising the U.S. it won't allow al Qaeda to have safe haven in Afghanistan if foreign troops withdraw from the country. Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell said such an agreement..
CBS News - Published

Hard Measures, Hooked

Jose Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA's Clandestine Service, defends the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used on high-level al Qaeda detainees; And, Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National..
CBS News - Published

Defense Secretary Panetta, Big Game Hunting, Parker And Stone

As secretary of defense, Leon Panetta is fighting multiple wars, pursuing al Qaeda, and trying to keep Iran from building an atom bomb. Scott Pelley reports; Then, some exotic animal species that are..
CBS News - Published

Trump confirms al Qaeda bomb-maker, mastermind of 'Underwear Bomber' attempt and other attacks, is dead

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed that al Qaeda's top bomb-maker, Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, believed to be the mastermind behind the failed bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner in 2009, has..
Reuters - Published

Trump confirms al Qaeda bomb maker was killed

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed in a statement on Thursday that top al Qaeda bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, believed to have masterminded a failed bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner in 2009,..
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan says al Qaeda leader killed in September wedding party clash

Afghanistan's intelligence service said that a top al Qaeda militant commander was among those killed during an operation last month in Helmand province that also caused civilian deaths at a wedding..
Reuters - Published

Al Qaeda affiliate claims deadly attack on Malian army

Al Qaeda's West Africa affiliate on Tuesday claimed responsibility for coordinated, deadly attacks last week on two army bases in central Mali, it said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed in U.S. raid, Trump says

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, President Donald Trump said on..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead: White House

The White House said in a statement on Saturday that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S...
Reuters - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Afghan security chief warns of ISIS "connections" in U.S.

The mission to destroy al Qaeda continues 18 years after 9/11. A top Afghan security official told CBS News they've found "connections" between al Qaeda and ISIS fighters and the U.S. Charlie D'Agata..
CBS News - Published

Afghan official warns of "connections" between ISIS and U.S.

The mission to destroy al Qaeda continues 18 years after 9/11
CBS News - Published

Inside an Afghan unit hunting ISIS fighters

In Afghanistan, a new video from al-Qaeda shows the continued threat of terrorism, nearly two decades after the 9/11 attacks. The group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, wants to inspire so-called "lone..
CBS News - Published

CBS News gets access to Afghanistan forces hunting ISIS suspects

Less than a month after 9/11, U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan to dismantle al Qaeda. But terrorist organizations are still using Afghanistan as a base. Charlie D'Agata rode with an elite U.S.-trained..
CBS News - Published

Mali jihadists say attack on passenger bus was targeting French troops

A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate said a landmine it planted that killed 14 civilians when it exploded under a passenger bus was intended to target French troops.
Reuters - Published

At Afghan base, al Qaeda memories fresh 18 years after September 11 attacks

It's shortly before sunrise, and Maryanna Swanson, a Navy nurse from Long Island, thinks she may run out of T-shirts for all of the runners showing up for a Sept. 11 memorial race that she's helping..
Reuters - Published

On 9/11, al Qaeda leader calls for attacks on U.S.

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks
CBS News - Published

Trump marks his 3rd 9/11 anniversary at Pentagon

Donald Trump marked his third 9/11 anniversary as president on Wednesday amid his growing frustration about what he calls the "endless war" in Afghanistan, where al-Qaida conceived the deadly 2001..
USATODAY.com - Published

Osama bin Laden's son, al Qaeda heir apparent, killed

Hamza bin Laden's death comes eight years after U.S. forces killed his father
CBS News - Published

U.S. forces strike Syrian al Qaeda facility: Defense Department

U.S. forces struck an al Qaeda facility north of Idlib in Syria on Saturday in an attack aimed at the organization's leadership, U.S. Central Command, part of the Department of Defense, said.
Reuters - Published

Trump: U.S. will maintain presence in Afghanistan even if deal reached with Taliban

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would maintain a force in the area of Afghanistan even if Washington reaches an agreement with the Taliban to end the 18-year war that began..
Reuters - Published

Taliban peace talks underway in Qatar

It took 18 years of fighting and thousands of civilian deaths to see the U.S. sit down with the Taliban. But the group still refuses to blame al Qaeda for 9/11. Imtiaz Tyab reports from Doha, where he..
CBS News - Published

Taliban's top spokesman insists Al Qaeda wasn't behind 9/11

Two more American troops have been killed in Afghanistan. The military said they died in a firefight, but did not give any more details. Their deaths come as the U.S. continues peace talks with the..
CBS News - Published

Take the deal, President Trump. Eighteen years is enough. It's time to leave Afghanistan.

Al-Qaida was debilitated long ago, and building an Afghan democracy is fool’s gold. No more U.S. troops should give their lives. Bring them all home.
USATODAY.com - Published

Two decades after 9/11 and al-Qaeda ruined, there's no need for USA to stay in Afghanistan

In likely Taliban deal, America's national security interests will rest on U.S. troops leaving — not staying, writes retired Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton
USATODAY.com - Published

Car bombs shake Somali military base, deaths reported

A government military base in south Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, residents and military officers said, with the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group claiming responsibility and..
Reuters - Published

Car bombs, gunfire hit government military base in southern Somalia: residents, officer

A government military base in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, residents and a military officer said, and the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group..
Reuters - Published

FBI seeking to question alleged Al Qaeda operative in Brazil

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking to question an alleged Egyptian Al Qaeda operative believed to be living in Brazil, and the South American country has pledged to cooperate with the..
Reuters - Published

At least 19 soldiers killed in al Qaeda attack in southern Yemen, sources

Islamist militant group al Qaeda attacked a military camp in southern Yemen on Friday, killing at least 19 soldiers, security sources said.
Reuters - Published

Osama Bin Laden's son killed in military operation

Sources tell CBS News Osama Bin Laden's favored son has been killed in a military operation. Hamza Bin Laden was in line to take over Al Qaeda, the terror group founded by his father. David Martin..
CBS News - Published

Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza, heir to al-Qaeda leadership, is dead, US officials say

Hamza was positioned to become the next leader of the militant group responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the U.S.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. announcement expected about Bin Laden's son amid report of death

The U.S. government is expected to make an announcement shortly about Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a U.S. official said on Wednesday after NBC News reported the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. expected to make announcement about Bin Laden's son Hamza soon

The U.S. government is expected to make an announcement shortly about Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a U.S. official said on Wednesday after NBC News reported the..
Reuters - Published

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