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Al Qaida

A terrorist organization founded in the late 1980s. It was established in Pakistan to fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Its ideology is based on a certain interpretation of the writings of Sayid Qutb, who argued that "true" Islam had been lost over the years and has to be recovered. It is best known for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which, among other things, destroyed the World Trade Center in the United States and served as the impetus for subsequent American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since 2001, Al Qaida has become more decentralized, with various otherwise unrelated groups claiming the name as they conduct terrorist or other activities in different countries.
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Zaman said the al-Qaida members agreed to surrender in small groups, but he was sceptical if all would disarm peacefully.
Al-Qaida 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.