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Al Qaeda

Friday, May 6, 2016 – 06:28

What remains of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan is now working more closely with the Taliban, a spokesman for the U.S. led-mission there told reporters Thursday. If true, the renewed cooperation between the two groups marks another chapter in a relationship that has ebbed and flowed since 2001.

Friday, May 6, 2016 – 06:11

The Pentagon is providing military support, intelligence, ships and special operations forces to help in the ongoing operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Friday, April 15, 2016 – 06:25

Yemeni forces backed by Apache helicopters from a Saudi-led coalition wrested the city of Houta from al Qaeda fighters after a gun battle on Friday morning, a local military official said.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 07:09

For the past decade British intelligence has systematically co-operated with US and Yemeni agencies in the covert war against al-Qaeda in Yemen, a VICE News investigation can reveal.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 06:30

U.S. aircraft destroyed a car carrying “core al-Qaeda” members in northwestern Syria, Tuesday night, according to Pentagon officials. It is the second strike against the group’s affiliate in Syria in less than 72 hours.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – 06:44

Only a few years after French troops broke up its desert stronghold and scattered its fighters into the dunes, Al Qaeda’s branch in West Africa has regrouped and extended its reach, storming into new territory across three nations.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 08:57

The Pentagon says new warplanes will help Islamabad fight al Qaeda, but U.S. lawmakers don’t want taxpayers footing the bill.

Monday, February 8, 2016 – 06:29

U.S. intelligence and defense officials are increasingly worried their fight against the self-declared Islamic State is benefitting al Qaeda, ISIS’s jihadi rival.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 06:37

The U.S. strategy against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is completely overlooking al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, and may be strengthening the affiliate, according to a new report.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – 06:40

The defections of two fighters, an American and a U.S. resident, from Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels highlight tensions within al-Shabab over whether it should remain affiliated to al-Qaida or switch allegiance to the Islamic State group, an al-Shabab commander said Tuesday.