Zaman said the al-Qaida
members agreed to surrender in small groups, but he was sceptical if all would disarm peacefully.
in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), known locally as Ansar al-Sharia, emerged in January 2009 by unifying al-Qaida
branches in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
It said that al-Awlaki, who joined the al-Qaida
branch in Yemen before being killed by a U.
Recent clashes have left five al-Qaida
militants and one pro-government fighter dead in the town of Shoqra in the Abyan province as part of a joint US-Yemeni campaign.
The strength and effectiveness of these Al-Qaida
units derive essentially from the deals they strike with criminal gangs in the region, who smuggle drugs, weapons, cigarettes and illegal migrants.
born radical Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki welcomed the uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya and said that such will create opportunities for al-Qaida
to operate more freely.
Harrach's activities are a stark reminder that al-Qaida
continues to attempt to terrorize the German people and others involved in the fight against terrorism,'' said Adam Szubin, director for the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
One was for al-Qaida
leader Osama bin Laden and the other was for Abu Ayyoub al-Masri, who took over al-Qaida
in Iraq from Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi after he was killed in an American airstrike on June 7.
This is al-Qaida
or one of its affiliates' retaliation against his government's support for President George W.
The FBI bulletin said there is no intelligence indicating that al-Qaida
is planning an attack to coincide with next week's anniversary of the Sept.
SANA (CyHAN)- About ten al-Qaida
members were killed and three others injured in a U.
WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaida
has decentralized, yet it's unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept.