Ever since his emergence in August 2015, Hamza bin Laden was perceived by many as being positioned to take over from Ayman Al Zawahiri as Al Qaeda
's global leader.
An August 2011 New York Times article entitled "Al Qaeda
Affiliates Growing Independent" articulated the conventional wisdom in that regard.
Mastri, who was believed to be about 65 years old, was instrumental to al Qaeda
First, he reportedly said "JN's organizational affiliation will never pose an obstacle to these great objectives that we, as part of the Islamic nation, hope for." The "organizational affiliation" refers to that with Al Qaeda
Cleveland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Resolute Support Mission said on Thursday that growing interaction between Taliban and Al Qaeda
was one of the concerns.
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.
The death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011 was supposed to end the threat from al Qaeda
, making the United States and the world safer as the group collapsed without its charismatic founder and leader.
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
For Al Qaeda
, jihad is not "internal" self mastery but externally directed violence to bring others under its control.
Although Al Qaeda
's leaders have quarreled in the past over strategy, tactics, and targets, an open break like this is unprecedented and creates real risks for the leadership of both organizations.
"The pandemonium in Syria, Libya, and Egypt, are like a hothouse for al Qaeda
, which is thriving just as it has in Somalia and Afghanistan," Riedel added.
Washington, July 23 ( ANI ): A RAND study has found out that the number of Al Qaeda
affiliates has expanded but the terror network has become more diffused and decentralized.
The unusual documentary, "Al Qaeda
in Yemen," airs Tuesday night on PBS's "Frontline." It is reported by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, an Iraqi-born journalist for the Guardian newspaper and one brave dude: As he says at the beginning of the show, "This is an organization known for kidnapping journalists, detaining them for a long time, sometimes beheading them." So kudos to Abdul-Ahad and "Frontline" for taking viewers on a gutsy trip inside Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as the Yemeni branch is known.
US and Pakistani officials said on Saturday that Al Qaeda
's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the US believes to be on the verge of defeat.