In the 1990's, Abdullah provided military training to al-Qaeda
operatives as well as Somali tribesmen who fought against U.S.
Hundreds of al-Qaeda
members were recruited to join the coalition as soldiers, the report said.
The Hoffman-Sageman debate remains largely unresolved a decade after the publication of Leaderless Jihad, as analysts continue to debate fundamental questions about the relevance of al-Qaeda
's senior leadership and the structure of the organization.
The string of deaths lent new weight to the optimists' predictions that Al-Qaeda
was a spent force.
Bermal, the district where Rehan was killed, is a known base for Al-Qaeda
, the Taliban, and other jihadist groups.
The NDS said Omar Khetab was al-Qaeda
's top commander in Afghanistan and second most senior commander after Asim Omar in South Asia and Indian sub-continent.
The research report titled 'al-Qaeda
in Pakistan: A metric problem?' has been published in a special edition of the Combating Terrorism Centre (CTC) Sentinel, a publication of the US military academic institution, analyzing al-Qaeda
over the past 16 years since 9/11, which shows the global terror group's presence in the city has been growing in recent years.
So Western observers gave bin Laden too much credit strategically and too little tactically: Reinares shows that this was not a tit-for-tat operation orchestrated by al-Qaeda
to sway the Spanish elections.
In reply to a question, the Home Minister said a woman had already been taken into custody for having relations with Al-Qaeda
. He said Al-Qaeda
and Daish would not be allowed to get roots in Balochistan.
He mediated with Iranian authorities as of early 2015, Treasury said, and helped Al-Qaeda
members living in Iran.
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.