al-Qa'ida


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Noun1.al-Qa'ida - a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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43) Evidence of Ansaru's establishment as a possible Al-Qa'ida proxy was further strengthened in 2013 with a complex attack in neighboring Niger.
Department of the Treasury announced the designation of a key Iran-based al-Qa'ida facilitator who supports al-Qa'ida's vital facilitation network in Iran, that operates there with the knowledge of Iranian authorities," the Treasury Department wrote in a statement on its website on Thursday that announced actions "targeting a diverse set of entities and individuals located around the world for evading U.
This is the first counterterrorism strategy that focuses on the ability of al-Qa'ida and its network to inspire people in the United States to attack us from within.
Cronin convincingly argues that decapitation will not end al-Qa'ida.
Their relatives contacted the FBI after they disappeared without telling anyone, and then Pakistani authorities arrested them as they allegedly attempted to gain access to al-Qa'ida training facilities.
Mirroring the global rift between al-Qa'ida and the Islamic State, Kleinman reveals that almost all the prominent alleged al-Qa'ida figures in U.
As frustrating as this relationship can sometimes be, Pakistan has been critical to many of our most significant successes against al-Qa'ida.
Former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer offers an assessment of the war on terror, providing in varying proportions the history, an estimate of the global situation, recommended tactics, and a polemic against what he believes has both provoked al-Qa'ida and impaired Washington's ability to fight it successfully.
His concern is not fighting jihad, but fighting against it, more specifically fighting against al-Qa'ida, which he characterizes as bowed but not broken by flawed US efforts.
He is currently one of the civilian counsel to the alleged al-Qa'ida operative Ammar al-Baluchi (who is Ramzi Yousef 's cousin), and provides assistance to the legal teams of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (Yousef's uncle) and alleged USS Cole mastermind Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.
London, June 10 (ANI): Intelligence recovered from Osama bin Laden's final hideaway in Abbotabad shows senior figures within al-Qa'ida caught up in petty squabbles and back-stabbing.
This is unfortunate for many reasons, not least that al-Qa'ida considers the jihad in the Caucasus to be a major front in its global campaign.