maghreb maghreb

Definition(s):

  • (n) the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia

News

  1. Mali manual suggests al-Qaida has feared weapon

    The 26-page document in Arabic, recovered by The Associated Press in a building that had been occupied by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb in Timbuktu, strongly suggests the group now possesses the SA-7 surface-to-air missile, known to the Pentagon as the Grail, according to terrorism specialists.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  2. News Summary: Civilian planes shot down by MANPADS - NBC40.net

    Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb is now thought to possess the SA-7, a surface-to-air missile in the category of MANPADS, or man-portable air-defense systems.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NBC40 South Jersey

  3. News Summary: Civilian planes shot down by MANPADS

    Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb is now thought to possess the SA-7, a surface-to-air missile in the category of MANPADS, or man-portable air-defense systems. Since 1975, 40 civilian aircraft have been hit by MANPADS, causing at least 28 crashes and more than 800 deaths around the world, according to the U.S. State Department. Here are some incidents involving commercial planes.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. In the audiotape, bin Laden told Somalia's militants that "you are the first line of defense for the Islamic world in its southwestern part; and your patience and resolve supports your brothers in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Islamic Maghreb,...
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Osama bin Laden Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "Your good sons are gathering (in the Maghreb) under Islam and jihad's banner against America, France, Spain and their people ...... O nation of jihad, support your sons so that we defeat our enemies and rid our homeland of their slaves," said...
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. "Our primary threat continues to come from the tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. But we are seeing persistent activity elsewhere, from the Maghreb and the Sahel to Yemen," FBI Director Robert Mueller said yesterday.
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Robert Mueller Source: Outlook

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