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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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He was "a legacy al Qaeda terrorist with ties to the group's senior leaders, including Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden," said Eric Pahon, a Department of Defense spokesman.
The "organizational affiliation" refers to that with Al Qaeda.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, the entire world was introduced to Al Qaeda and its enigmatic leader, Osama bin Laden.
Addressing a crowded news conference, here on Sunday, he said that law enforcement agencies following intelligence operation carried out operation in Chagai, during that a leader of Al Qaeda was killed and his wife was arrested.
Yet a series of developments--including the spread of al Qaeda's ideology and version of shari'a; the multiplication of extremist groups claiming affiliation with al Qaeda; the attack in Benghazi and bombing in Boston; the advance of al Qaeda in Syria, Libya, Mali, and Iraq; the string of jailbreaks carried out by al Qaeda related groups; and al Qaeda's threats against US and European embassies across the broader Middle East-- suggest that something has gone terribly wrong.
Suri, who is believed to have been close to Osama bin Laden and to have fought against American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, was sent to mediate conflicts between Al Qaeda's main affiliate in Syria, the Jabhat al-Nusra Front, and another extremist faction, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which Al Qaeda has disowned.
Now that Al Qaeda has declared ISIL a renegade, however, its leaders cannot allow ISIL to succeed in creating a rival center of power.
Watts evaluated Al Qaeda through three "incarnations": from 1988 to 2001; 2002 to 2011; and 2011 to the present.
The State Department threat warnings are a reminder of the resiliency of al Qaeda," Jones said.
The Christian Science Monitor reports that most Al Qaeda affiliates and allies are not actively plotting attacks against the US homeland.
Since Navy SEALs stormed Osama bin Laden's compound and killed him in May, the Obama administration has been unusually frank in its assessment that Al Qaeda is on the ropes, its leadership in disarray.
FROM 2005 TO 2007, A CHANGE in sentiment rippled across Iraq--the Sunni population turned against Al Qaeda and started working with U.
Summary: Saudi Arabia have announced the arrest of 149 people from 19 cells linked to al Qaeda over the past eight months.
Saudi officials have long asserted that Islam has been hijacked by al Qaeda and others groups.
Safian, who was the leader of al Qaeda in the province, surrendered as the massive hunt for terrorist suspects throughout the country is continuing.