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Al-Qaeda: Salafi jihadist organization
Al-Qaeda is a transnational extremist Salafist militant organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers during the Soviet–Afghan War.


Al Qaeda terrorists nabbed from Kerala, Bengal; were targeting navy base: NIA [Video]

Al Qaeda terrorists nabbed from Kerala, Bengal; were targeting navy base: NIA

National Investigative Agency (NIA) arrested nine Al Qaeda terrorists from West Bengal and Kerala. They are accused of being radicalised by a Pakistan-based Al Qaeda module. The men were radicalised on..

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NIA arrests 9 Al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala, West Bengal [Video]

NIA arrests 9 Al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala, West Bengal

National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested nine Al-Qaeda terrorists from West Bengal and Kerala. Leu Yean Ahmed and Abu Sufiyan from West Bengal and Mosaraf Hossen and Murshid Hasan from Kerala are..

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'Squad' sweep: Omar holds off primary challenger [Video]

'Squad' sweep: Omar holds off primary challenger

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar held off a well-funded challenger Tuesday and won the Democratic primary in her congressional district, putting her on track for re-election in November along with other..

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It's well-known that Pakistan is nerve centre of terrorism: India's permanent representative to UN [Video]

It's well-known that Pakistan is nerve centre of terrorism: India's permanent representative to UN

India's permanent representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti while speaking to ANI said that UN has over the time in its reports reiterated Pakistan's involvement in terrorist attacks abroad...

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which has arrested six al-Qaeda terrorists from Murshidabad district of West Bengal, has found that more people in the state are working for the terror outfit,..
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Mamata Banerjee made Bengal 'safe haven' for nefarious activities: Union Minister Babul Supriyo

Supriyo said that Mamata "continues to play with fire with appeasement politics," after the NIA busted Pakistan-sponsored Al-Qaeda modules in Murshidabad, West Bengal and Ernakulam, Kerala and arrested..
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Arrested Al Qaeda terrorists had plans to travel to Kashmir for weapons delivery

Al Qaeda terrorists, who were nabbed early Saturday by NIA teams from Kerala and West Bengal, had plans to travel to Jammu and Kashmir for weapons delivery along with home-made explosives for their..
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NIA arrests nine al-Qaida terrorists- three from Ernakulam and six from Murshidabad

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NIA busts Pak-sponsored al-Qaida module; 9 terrorists arrested from West Bengal, Kerala

The National Investigation Agency on Saturday arrested nine al-Qaida terrorists from multiple locations across West Bengal and Kerala after conducting raids in the two states. NIA had learnt about an..
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200 ISIS terrorists present in Kerala, Karnataka; Al Qaeda planning attack in region: UN report

Al-Qaeda is planning an attack IN India to avenge the death of its former leader.
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France says its army killed al Qaeda North Africa chief Droukdel

France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda's North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had been hunting for more than seven years, during an..
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Taliban, al Qaeda retain ties despite U.S.-Taliban deal, U.N. monitors say

Ties between the Taliban, especially its Haqqani Network branch, and al Qaeda remain close, independent U.N. sanctions monitors said in a report made public on Monday, despite a U.S.-Taliban pact..
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US deports Osmania graduate with Qaeda link

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U.S. reaches consensus with Sudan on 'contours' of future claims deal

The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the "contours" of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,..
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U.S. Supreme Court heaps more damages on Sudan in embassy bombing cases

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a legal setback to Sudan on Monday, ruling that the African nation cannot avoid punitive damages it was ordered to pay in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al..
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‘Wage jihad over CAA’: Al-Qaida wing to Indian Muslim scholars

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Sweden says to send up to 150 special forces troops to Mali

Sweden's government on Monday said it had decided to send troops to Mali to join French-led special forces that are fighting militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State in the Sahel region of North..
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Mali militants say they are open to talks if foreign troops leave

Al Qaeda-linked militants have said they will only attend peace talks with Mali's government if it expels French and United Nations forces.
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U.S. creates new envoy position to counter rising terrorism in Sahel

The United States has created a special envoy for Africa's Sahel region, a State Department spokesman said on Friday, to counter rising violence from groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State are..
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Clashes break out in Somalia, slowing fight against al Qaeda-linked insurgents

Somali troops clashed with a regional militia on Friday in one of the most serious outbreaks of fighting yet over political rivalries that Washington says are slowing the war against al Qaeda-linked..
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Somali military, militia clash as fight against al Qaeda-linked insurgents slows

Somali government troops clashed with a regional militia on Friday, residents said, in one of the most serious outbreaks of fighting yet over political rivalries that Washington says are slowing the..
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Al-Qaeda confirms death of AQAP leader Qassim Al-Raymi: Site Intelligence Group

Al-Qaeda has confirmed the death of Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Site Intelligence Group reported on Sunday.
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Sudan agrees to compensate families of USS Cole victims: state news agency

Sudan has agreed to compensate the families of sailors killed in an al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole warship 20 years ago, state news agency SUNA said on Thursday, part of government efforts to remove..
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Afghanistan-Pakistan region continues to be epicentre of terrorism: General Bipin Rawat

General Rawat said: "The spectre of terrorism as it relates to our region, the epicentre here continues to be Af-Pak region with organisations like ISIS, Al Qaeda, Taliban, JeM, and LeT being some of..
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Alleged leader of Iraqi al Qaeda group arrested in Arizona

A man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, federal officials said on Friday.
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France warns U.S. against pulling troops from fight against Islamists in Africa's Sahel

France delivered a stern warning on Monday against possible U.S. troop cuts in West Africa, where groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State are expanding their foothold.
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France hopes U.S. will have 'good sense' to not withdraw support in Sahel

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday he hoped the United States would have the "good sense" not to withdraw its support for French military operations in West Africa, where al..
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Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capital

Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.
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Al Qaeda ally claims responsibility for Somalia blast that killed 90 people

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..
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Pakistan seizes five suspected al Qaeda militants

Pakistan has arrested five suspected al Qaeda militants planning an attack on security personnel, authorities in the eastern state of Punjab said on Friday.
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France kills 33 militants in Mali raid: president

France killed 33 militants in Mali on Saturday using attack helicopters, ground troops and a drone near the border with Mauritania where a group linked to al Qaeda operates, the French authorities..
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The al Qaeda-inspired 28-year-old militant who launched London Bridge attack

Nine years before Usman Khan killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge, he was overheard by British security services discussing how to use an al Qaeda manual he had memorized to build a..
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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..
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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.
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Al-Qaida-affiliated Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind wiped out: J&K DGP

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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.
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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..
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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..
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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,..
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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..
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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,..
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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.
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Al Qaeda plans to attack Jews, Israelis in India

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

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

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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.
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