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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Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da'esh), al-Qa'ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions," according to a press release by the Department.
Obama's obsession with the nuclear deal looks past prior acts of aggression by the Iranian regime against the United States, including its arduous efforts to plan lethal operations against American personnel in Iraq and the its aiding, harboring, and release of active members of al-Qa'ida.
Released in Washington last week, "Country Reports on Terrorism 2014," said: "Largely because of the ongoing conflict in Syria, Turkey has voiced increasing concern about terrorist groups near its border, including Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Nusrah Front, and other al-Qa'ida (AQ)-affiliated groups.
A central focus of the book is the CIA's struggle against al-Qa'ida and its subordinate offshoot organizations such as the powerful Yemen-based al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
The leaders decided to enhance their counter-terrorism cooperation on shared threats, particularly ISIL/DAESH and Al-Qa'ida, to deter and disrupt terrorist attacks with a focus on protecting critical infrastructure, strengthening border and aviation security, combating money laundering and terrorist financing, interdicting foreign fighters, and countering violent extremism in all its forms.
Last month, the Department of State listed four high-ranking Haqqani members Aziz Haqqani, Khalil Haqqani, Yahya Haqqani, and Qari Abdul Rauf on the "Rewards for Justice" most-wanted list for their involvement in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and ties to al-Qa'ida, he said.
Their primary suspect was an Algerian butcher living in southern France who had allegedly been sending a series of coded messages with top al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) members.
According to the Independent, a number of terror suspects were successfully turned and sent back to their countries to reconnect with the al-Qa'ida network and spy on them and give information to the CIA.
President Obama thanked Prime Minister Sharif for Pakistan's efforts to help defeat al-Qa'ida, and both Leaders expressed their deep appreciation for the sacrifices of military personnel and civilians in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
Part Three: Allies and Enemies in the Gulf and Beyond, the most interesting chapter, covers the Iraqi and Afghan conflicts, the al-Qa'ida threat and Islamic fundamentalism.
Current information suggests al-Qa'ida and affiliated organisations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,' it said.
Security and Counterterrorism Presidents Obama and Hadi reaffirmed their commitment to a strong counterterrorism partnership, discussing a range of efforts to counter the threat to both countries posed by al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).