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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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Security officials claimed that wife of Jalal is an active member of Al-Qaida sub continent.
Yisra Muhammad Ibrahim Bayumi Treasury designated Bayumi for acting for or on behalf of al-Qaida. Bayumi is a veteran al-Qaida member who has been located in Iran since 2014 and a member of al-Qaida since at least 2006.
The Pakistanis estimate that al-Qaida has lost 40 loyalists, of all ranks, to U.S.
Over the long term, the United States' yearslong campaign to put down the al-Qaida branch is likely to suffer, warns Bill Roggio from Long War Journal, which chronicles militant activities.
This transaction in northern Mali shows what might seem an unusual preoccupation for a terror group: Al-Qaida is obsessed with documenting the most minute expenses.
Washington intensified its drone strikes on al-Qaida network in Yemen after it closed its diplomatic mission in San last Sunday.
"Mareb was a previous stronghold for al-Qaida, and a number of members of the group still live in the province," a security source told the CNN.
"Today's action, which builds on our action from July 2011, further exposes Al-Qaida's critically important Iran-based funding and facilitation network," said Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S.
Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq declared on Sunday a new offensive aimed at sowing instability across the country.
"Officer Ghazi Saeed Abdullah of the Political Security Agency was gunned down in al-Bayda's town of Radda late on Thursday by two al-Qaida terrorists who managed to flee on a motorbike," the ministry said in a statement on its website.
The official said the al-Qaida member was killed in a drone strike early Monday local time, The Associated Press reported, adding al-Libi was promoted to the second-highest position in al-Qaida when Ayman al-Zawahri became the group leader shortly after Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011.
Sweden, June 6 -- Deputy al-Qaida leader Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a weekend drone strike in Pakistan, according to U.S.