- n a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries
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- Analyst: Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria now best-equipped of the group
Al Qaeda's affiliate inside Syria is now the best-equipped arm of the terror group in existence today, according to informal assessments by U.S. and Middle East intelligence agencies, a private sector analyst directly familiar with the information told CNN.
June 17, 2013 - CNN
- Al Qaeda group confirms death of Abou Zeid and another leader
NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's North African wing (AQIM) on Sunday confirmed the death of two of its senior commanders in Mali earlier this year, veteran jihadist Abdelhamid Abou Zeid and brigade commander Abdallah Al Chinguetti, Mauritania's ANI news agency said. The death of Abou Zeid, who made millions of dollars kidnapping Western hostages over the past decade, had already been announced ...
June 16, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Iraq Qaeda leader rebuffs move to end dispute with Syria group: SITE
RIYADH (Reuters) - An audio recording attributed to the head of al Qaeda in Iraq suggests he has rebuffed efforts by the group's global leader Ayman al-Zawahri to end a dispute with the movement's Syrian wing, the SITE Monitoring group reported on Saturday. Al Qaeda in Iraq announced in April it had united with Syria's Nusra Front in a new group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ...
June 15, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Barack Obama in Toronto Star
In a break between huddles with early arrivals Sunday, Obama outlined the stakes for the two-day summit, warning: "Organizations like Al Qaeda are in the process of trying to secure a nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction that they have no...
- Gordon Brown in BBC News
Mr Brown told Andrew Marr on BBC One's Sunday AM it was "clear that we are dealing, in general terms, with people who are associated with al-Qaeda".
- David Petraeus in RFI
We have arrived at a critical moment,Petraeus told the small group of Afghan military, civilian VIPs and diplomats attending the ceremony. "We must demonstrate to Al-Qaeda and its network of extremist allies that they will not be allowed...