49) Ansaru's operational dormancy as an entity also apparently brought to an end connections between the Nigerian sect and Al-Qa'ida
, with the former eventually drifting toward the orbit (50) of the Islamic State, to which it eventually pledged allegiance in March 2015.
As head al-Qa'ida
facilitator in Iran, Yasin al-Suri is responsible for overseeing al-Qa'ida
efforts to transfer experienced operatives and leaders from Pakistan to Syria, organizing and maintaining routes by which new recruits can travel to Syria via Turkey, and assisting in the movement of al-Qa'ida
external operatives to the West," the statement read.
Brennan said that while Al-Qa'ida
seeks to portray America as an enemy of the world's Muslims, President Obama has made it clear that the US is not, and never will be, at war with Islam.
Although Cronin firmly states that all terrorist groups end, this reviewer read the final chapter wondering whether there are numerous aspects of al-Qa'ida
(all of which Cronin notes in some capacity) that make it a candidate for some form of irrelevant perpetuity among terrorist organizations.
Primarily we have been concerned about Al-Qa'ida
infiltrating operatives into the United States to conduct terrorist attacks, but AQ may be increasingly looking for Americans to operate overseas.
Fifteen years ago this month, al-Qa'ida
detonated a truck bomb outside the el-Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia, killing 19, including 16 German and French tourists.
These kinds of security partnerships are absolutely vital, Brennan stressed, pointing out that the critical intelligence that allowed the US to discover the explosives that al-Qa'ida
in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was shipping to the country in cargo planes was provided by Saudi Arabian partners.
Scheuer is fairly convincing in his first argument, primarily using statements by al-Qa'ida
leaders to illustrate how they focus attention on U.
CTC: Over the many years you have represented alleged terrorist operatives, including al-Qa'ida
figures, what have you learned about what motivated them and made them tick?
Emails sent by senior al-Qa'ida
figures in the years after 9/11 reveal heated debate on whether the organisation should commit further elaborate attacks on high-profile targets.
, by the same token, Chechnya today is a much less promising venue than it was a decade ago.
of Jerusalem) argues that al-Qa'ida
and the other Islamist groups are guided by an anti-semitic ideology that was transferred to the Islamic world during the Nazi period.
The relationship between Iran and al-Qa'ida
goes back at least a quarter of a century, but it remains one of the most understudied and poorly understood chapters in the history and evolution of the jihadi organization founded by Usama bin Ladin.
Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) claims Rudd "shattered" a confidence by publicly confirming the arrest of Bali bomber and al-Qa'ida
acolyte Umar Patek in late March.
On the other hand, the takedown, led by the United States, of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan forced the operational core of al-Qa'ida
to disperse and the transnational terrorism network to become even more flat and decentralized.