Ideologically, the differences between al-Qaeda
and ISIL are a matter of minor details that have emerged largely from methodological and administrative issues.
The Military, in cooperation with the Popular Committees-civilian militias established in 2011 to back the military in its campaigns against alleged Al-Qaeda
militants-on April 29 launched an offensive against AQAP in Shabwa and Abyan, two AQAP strongholds.
's leadership crisis became serious when Dr Zawahiri decided to abandon Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his commander in Iraq due to his unwanted operations in Syria where Abu Muhammad al-Jolani was based with the mandate of core leadership of Al-Qaeda
Ghaith as been charged with conspiracy to kill Americans, conspiring to provide support to al-Qaeda
, and providing support to al-Qaeda
fears that the indiscriminate slaughter of fellow Muslims will alienate supporters.
I think that the Iranians, in cooperation with Assad's security agencies, have been secretly running Al-Qaeda
Despite these successes, "the recent global terror alert illustrates that, 15 years after its first attacks on America, Al-Qaeda
is thriving," former CIA analyst Bruce Riedel wrote in a recent opinion piece.
Firuzabadi said he doesn't understand why the Americans are aiding al-Qaeda
when it should know a victorious al-Qaeda
would be a threat to Jordan and Israel.
Much has been learned about al-Qaeda
since that sad day in 2001, including information about the hierarchy of the group that masterminded the attacks.
members were killed in the raid" that targeted a house in the village of Al-Ain in Hadramawt province, the official said, requesting anonymity.
The assassination of Mulla Nazim al-Jibouri by al-Qaeda
reflects al-Sahwa organization's plan to strike the Sahwas and to create a crisis between it and the Iraqi government," the Interior Ministry's 1st Undersecretary, Adnan al-Assadi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, adding that "the Interior Ministry possesses information about the existence of massive pressure by the terrorist al-Qaeda
organization to force al-Sahwa members to change their national position and force them back to join al-Qaeda
or the so-called "Iraq's Islamic State.
Also, the speed with which al-Qaeda
elected Ayman al-Zawahri as its new leader was designed to show the group was not badly shattered with the loss of its leader and that it was capable regrouping its ranks in the post-bin Laden era.