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Synonyms for al-Qaida

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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Mr Blair said at his monthly press conference at Downing Street: "The truthful answer is that we have good evidence from what al-Qaida is doing around the world that they have a totally evil intent towards us, towards any country frankly.
Haidar Ahmed, a spokesman for the opposition Iraqi National Congress in London, said: "As much as Iraqi intelligence was involved with al-Qaida, Hijazi was involved.
It was followed by a face-toface meeting with some of his officers and al-Qaida commanders.
A tribal source told Xinhua by phone that "an al-Qaida car filled with arms was shelled and caused huge explosions and rocked the ground in the village.
Along with the video from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which featured one of the group's leaders, a statement was sent to reporters, bearing the insignia of the group's publication arm, Al Malahem Media.
The Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which emerged in January 2009, is considered the most strategic threat to the Yemeni government and its neighboring oil-rich Saudi Arabia.
The killing came after the Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Monsour Hadi, who took power after former president Saleh stepped down following a US-backed power transfer deal, blamed tribal chiefs and government officials for helping al-Qaida in the south of the country.
And for the first time since this fight began, we can look ahead and envision a world in which the Al-Qaida core is simply no longer relevant," he claimed.
In 2004, the 9/11 Commission wrote that ''there is strong evidence that Iran facilitated the transit of al-Qaida members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11, and that some of these were future 9/11 hijackers.
But, in a dramatic development in 2007, the GSPC declared its allegiance to Osama bin Laden and renamed itself Qaidat al-jihad fi'il maghrib al-islami, better known by its French name of Al-Qaida au Magrib islamique (AQMI).
The terror leader was not at the site, but officials said four key al-Qaida operatives were killed.
A leader of the Islamic radicals who assumed control of Jaar, about 160 miles (250 kilometers) southeast of Sanaa, said they had no connection to al-Qaida or to Saleh, but the country's disarray forced them to move.
ISLAMABAD, May 23, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Pakistani security agencies are carrying out a sweeping campaign across the country to capture the al-Qaida activists and sympathizers as it faced embarrassment after the U.
The Treasury Department said Thursday it will freeze the assets of a German national al-Qaida member believed to be operating on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
UNITED States forces have arrested a senior al-Qaida terrorist and personal associate of the group's new leader, the top US military spokesman in Iraq said yesterday.