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Synonyms for al-Qaeda

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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We are now working on combing caves for Al Qaida militants who may be hiding there.
The charges - conspiracy to kill Americans, conspiring to provide support to al-Qaida and providing support to al Qaida - carry a potential penalty of life in prison.
A US intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat said the embassy closures were triggered by the interception of a secret message between al Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and Nasser al-Wahishi, the leader of the Yemen-based al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, about plans for a major attack.
But US intelligence officials have said that some al Qaida members find al-Zawahri to be a controlling micromanager who lacks bin Laden's populist appeal.
The Western-trained Special Forces troops were deployed this week in the eastern areas of the country where at least 400 Al Qaida operatives are hiding and trying to incite the most conservative tribes there against America and the "agent and traitor" Yemeni government, who launch a "Crusade war" against them.
They are said to have assumed that these were Al Qaida training videos.
The CIA first used the remotely piloted craft as a strike plane in November 2002 against six alleged al Qaida members travelling in a vehicle in Yemen.
The reference, in a major speech at the Naval War College that referred to al Qaida at least 27 times, seemed calculated to use lingering outrage over the terrorist attacks of Sept.
It fits into the general pattern of al Qaida attacks after 9/11,''he said.
Matters came to a crunch on May 21, when it was reported that the US had broken off the talks it was holding in Geneva with Iran because the country was harbouring the Al Qaida leaders who planned the attacks on the Western housing compounds in Saudi Arabia.
It is estimated that between 300 and 1,000 al Qaida fighters are trapped in two parallel valleys near Tora Bora, and a tribal fighter said 300 al Qaida were ready to surrender.
He was not yet a member of al Qaida, but our intelligence community reports that he had longstanding relations with senior al Qaida leaders, that he had met with Osama bin Laden and his chief deputy, Zawahiri.
Al Mukalla: Hundreds of UAE-backed Yemeni troops have pushed into a long and rugged valley west of Al Mukalla city, the capital of the Hadramout region, which has long been a sanctuary for Al Qaida militants.
Based on the documents, American counterterrorism experts learnt Al Qaida was facing trouble to replace most of its skilled and experienced commanders who were killed in US operations.
This followed a threat by Al Qaida to launch a new phase of violence.