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Al-Qaeda is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers during the Soviet–Afghan War.

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U.S. imposes sanctions on leader of Mali Islamist militant group

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a leader of an al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group in Mali and warned the influence of Islamic State in West Africa was on the rise even as it..
Reuters - Published

Terror groups Al-Qaeda, IS may target Jewish community, Israeli tourists in India: Intel sources

According to inputs, terror organisations including Al-Qaeda and ISIS are planning to attack the Jewish community and Israeli people travelling to India.
DNA - Published

Al-Qaida-affiliated Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind wiped out: J&K DGP


IndiaTimes - Published

Hamid Lelhari, successor of Zakir Musa and chief of terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind killed in Awantipora encounter

Out of the three terrorists who were killed by security forces, Hamid Lone aka Hamid Lelhari was the successor of Zakir Musa, the chief of Kashmir's Al-Qaeda unit, who died in May 2019.
DNA - Published

Zakir Musa's successor among three terrorists killed in Awantipora encounter

The commander of al Qaida-linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind and Zakir Musa's successor, Abdul Hameed Lelhari was one of the three terrorists neutralised by security forces in Awantipora encounter on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Trump confirms al Qaeda bomb-maker, mastermind of 'Underwear Bomber' attempt and other attacks, is dead

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed that al Qaeda's top bomb-maker, Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, believed to be the mastermind behind the failed bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner in 2009, has..
Reuters - Published

Trump confirms al Qaeda bomb maker was killed

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed in a statement on Thursday that top al Qaeda bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, believed to have masterminded a failed bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner in 2009,..
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan says al Qaeda leader killed in September wedding party clash

Afghanistan's intelligence service said that a top al Qaeda militant commander was among those killed during an operation last month in Helmand province that also caused civilian deaths at a wedding..
Reuters - Published

US air strikes kill UP terrorist heading al-Qaida in Indian subcontinent

Maulana Asim Umar, the chief of al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) is learnt to have been killed in US air strikes in Afghanistan in September. Umar was a resident of Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Al Qaeda affiliate claims deadly attack on Malian army

Al Qaeda's West Africa affiliate on Tuesday claimed responsibility for coordinated, deadly attacks last week on two army bases in central Mali, it said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Al Qaeda plans to attack Jews, Israelis in India

Sources says terror outfits are desperate to carry out attacks on Israelis living in the country after Israel supported India over the abrogation of Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Al-Qaida terrorist arrested in Jamshedpur

A team of the ATS nabbed Mohammad Kallimuddin Muzahiri near Tatanagar railway station on Saturday, police aid. A resident of Azad Nagar in Mango area of the steel city, Muzahiri was absconding for..
IndiaTimes - Published

National Investigation Agency cracks down on Kerala-Tamil Nadu Islamic State module

On July 9, the NIA registered cases against 16 accused of allegedly owing allegiance to banned terrorist organisations - IS/Daesh, Al Qaeda and SIMI.
DNA - Published

NIA conducts raid in Tirunelveli to probe TN-Kerala ISIS module

A person identified as Divan Mujibur was questioned in connection with the case. Mujibur allegedly belongs to Ansarullah group and had attempted to set up the terror outfit in Tamil Nadu. According to..
DNA - Published

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed in U.S. raid, Trump says

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, President Donald Trump said on..
Reuters - Published

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead: White House

The White House said in a statement on Saturday that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S...
Reuters - Published

Mali jihadists say attack on passenger bus was targeting French troops

A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate said a landmine it planted that killed 14 civilians when it exploded under a passenger bus was intended to target French troops.
Reuters - Published

At Afghan base, al Qaeda memories fresh 18 years after September 11 attacks

It's shortly before sunrise, and Maryanna Swanson, a Navy nurse from Long Island, thinks she may run out of T-shirts for all of the runners showing up for a Sept. 11 memorial race that she's helping..
Reuters - Published

U.S. forces strike Syrian al Qaeda facility: Defense Department

U.S. forces struck an al Qaeda facility north of Idlib in Syria on Saturday in an attack aimed at the organization's leadership, U.S. Central Command, part of the Department of Defense, said.
Reuters - Published

Trump: U.S. will maintain presence in Afghanistan even if deal reached with Taliban

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would maintain a force in the area of Afghanistan even if Washington reaches an agreement with the Taliban to end the 18-year war that began..
Reuters - Published

Car bombs shake Somali military base, deaths reported

A government military base in south Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, residents and military officers said, with the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group claiming responsibility and..
Reuters - Published

Car bombs, gunfire hit government military base in southern Somalia: residents, officer

A government military base in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, residents and a military officer said, and the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group..
Reuters - Published

FBI seeking to question alleged Al Qaeda operative in Brazil

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking to question an alleged Egyptian Al Qaeda operative believed to be living in Brazil, and the South American country has pledged to cooperate with the..
Reuters - Published

Dutch MP Geert Wilders welcomes Kashmir move

Pointed to the fact that Pakistan doesn't deserve the West's support as it is actively involved in supporting and propping up terrorist organisations like the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State..
DNA - Published

At least 19 soldiers killed in al Qaeda attack in southern Yemen, sources

Islamist militant group al Qaeda attacked a military camp in southern Yemen on Friday, killing at least 19 soldiers, security sources said.
Reuters - Published

Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza, chosen to head terror group Al-Qaeda, killed in secret US operation, say reports

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza, chosen heir to the leadership of Al-Qaeda, has been killed, US media reported Wednesday citing American officials
Firstpost - Published

U.S. announcement expected about Bin Laden's son amid report of death

The U.S. government is expected to make an announcement shortly about Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a U.S. official said on Wednesday after NBC News reported the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. expected to make announcement about Bin Laden's son Hamza soon

The U.S. government is expected to make an announcement shortly about Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a U.S. official said on Wednesday after NBC News reported the..
Reuters - Published

Al-Qaeda remains resilient, continues to cooperate closely with LeT: UN report

This was revealed in the 24th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team that was submitted to the UN Security Council Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee here this month.
DNA - Published

Al-Qaeda still works with Lashkar-e-Taiba, Haqqani Network, functions as instructors for Taliban, claims UN report

Al-Qaeda 'remains resilient', continues to cooperate closely with Pakistan-based LeT, Haqqani Network, according to a UN report. This was revealed in the 24th report of the Analytical Support and..
Firstpost - Published

Amid heightened tensions between US and Iraq, Imran Khan warns Washington against any misadventure with Tehran

Cautioning the United States about any misadventure against Iran, Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan said any action on the lines of Iraq could be much worse and people would forget Al-Qaeda.
Firstpost - Published

Pakistani spy agency led CIA to Osama Bin Laden, claims Imran Khan in interview with Fox News

Pakistan's main spy agency provided the US with a lead that helped them find and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday.
Firstpost - Published

Two leaders of Malian al Qaeda affiliate put on U.S. terrorism list

The United States added two leaders of al Qaeda's affiliate in Mali to its global terrorism list on Tuesday, accusing them of engaging in destabilizing attacks across the West African country, the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Member of Mali affiliate of al Qaeda added to U.S. terrorism list: U.S. Treasury

The United States added a senior member of the al Qaeda affiliate in Mali to its global terrorism list on Tuesday, accusing him of engaging in destabilizing attacks across the West African country, the..
Reuters - Published

Govt dismisses al-Qaida threat


IndiaTimes - Published

Don't think we need to take it seriously: MEA dismisses Al Qaeda's threat on Kashmir

India has the capability of taking care of its territorial integrity and sovereignty and there is no need to take seriously the threats on Kashmir by al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, the External..
DNA - Published

Indian forces can handle al-Qaida threat: MEA


IndiaTimes - Published

Al-Qaida chief Zawahiri asks terrorists to step up attacks against India

Seated in a chair behind a large desk against a black background, Zawahiri, looking old and frail, spoke in Arabic in the video which ran English captions at the bottom. Suspected to be hiding in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Al-Qaida chief threatens India over Kashmir, unveils Pakistan's role in fuelling cross-border terrorism

Terror group al-Qaida's chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has told "Mujahideen in Kashmir" to hurt Indian interests in Jammu and Kashmir, in a message released by the outfit's media wing, as per the Foundation..
IndiaTimes - Published

In new message, Al-Qaeda chief calls for 'united jihad' in Kashmir, says Pakistan Army can't be trusted with liberation of Indian state

Elements of the Indian jihadist movement have long known to have been in touch with Al-Qaeda, and some intelligence analysts believe the organisation hopes to use those ties to escalate pressure on..
Firstpost - Published

Al Qaeda chief releases video message on Kashmir, calls for Muslims to unite for Jihad

Pakistan came for heavy criticism from Al Qaeda chief.
DNA - Published

Pakistan's counter-terrorism forces arrest regional head of international NGO for 'diverting funds to Al-Qaeda'

In Pakistan, the regional head of an international non-governmental organisation, accused of diverting money to Al-Qaeda was arrested.
Firstpost - Published

Indonesian police arrest leader of network with al-Qaeda ties

Indonesian police have arrested the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network linked to al-Qaeda, authorities said on Tuesday, on suspicion of recruiting members and sending them to Syria to..
Reuters - Published

U.S. says it struck al Qaeda in Syria

The United States said it carried out a strike on Sunday against al Qaeda in northwest Syria, calling the area a "safe haven" for the group to plot attacks overseas.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court to mull punitive damages against Sudan over embassy bombings

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid to reinstate $4.3 billion in punitive damages against Sudan in a lawsuit accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of two U.S...
Reuters - Published

Audio bares rift in Valley terror: Al-Qaeda cell lashes out at Pakistan

The audio has been released through Ansar's media arm, 'Al Sindh Media'.
DNA - Published

4 planning attacks in Bengal held

Neo-JMB, an affiliate of terror group Islamic State (IS), is an offshoot of JMB which was aligned with al-Qaida.
IndiaTimes - Published

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