al-Qa'ida


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  • noun

Synonyms for 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

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With regard to Yemen, both the United States and GCC member states underscored the imperative of collective efforts to counter Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula, and emphasized the need to rapidly shift from military operations to a political process, through the Riyadh Conference under GCC auspices and UN-facilitated negotiations based on the GCC initiative, National Comprehensive Dialogue outcomes, and the Security Council's relevant resolutions.
The Assad regime's brutality has created an environment inside Syria that al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI) is working hard to exploit.
For that reason, I support all those who seek to ban its import and I hope to see Al-Qa'ida target and destroy all La vache cheese factories throughout the world.
Written in a fast paced narrative style, the exciting work covers Carle's involvement with torture at CIA "black prisons" and his role as an important officer in the interrogation of rendered suspects believed by the government to be top Al-Qa'ida operatives.
There is an ongoing security threat due to the continued presence of terrorist groups, some affiliated with al-Qa'ida, who may target Western interests, housing compounds, hotels, shopping areas, and other facilities where Westerners congregate.
Although its security forces are primarily focused on ongoing counter-terrorism efforts, officials have become increasingly concerned about the link they say exists between al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and drug traffickers.
In these few pages they provide an excellent summary of the weaknesses of al-Qa'ida and the likelihood of its eventual demise.
IFG officially joining al-Qa'ida on November 3, 2007.
Last month, the US State department said in its annual congressionally mandated report, that Sudan "remained a cooperative partner in global counterterrorism efforts against al-Qa'ida (AQ) in 2010".
By exposing Iran's secret deal with al-Qa'ida allowing it to funnel funds and operatives through its territory, we are illuminating yet another aspect of Iran's unmatched support for terrorism.
The editors conclude with remarks intended to reinforce the ongoing value of just war criteria, even in a conflict with groups like al-Qa'ida, whose strategy raises the specter of total war.
It reported that human rights were subordinated to security challenges posed by al-Qa'ida as well as by armed conflict in the northern Sa'dah province and protests in the south.
The US is most worried about an al-Qa'ida offshoot that has grown in Yemen's mountain areas in recent years, using the haven as a base to plot attacks beyond the country's borders, including the failed attempt to blow up a US-bound airliner in December 2009.
Ayman az-Zawahiri, the brains behind al-Qa'ida, 9/11's Muhammad Atta, and the massacre of tourists at Luxor -- these are also products of Mubarak's reign.