al-Qaeda

(redirected from Al Quaeda)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

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

References in periodicals archive ?
THE US mother of a suspect been questioned in the Irish Al Quaeda probe said she was worried about her grandson who has been taken into care.
He believes without the fight to prevent a return to Afghan rule by the Taliban, which previously harboured Al Quaeda, Bin Laden's terrorist group would return to hatch plots against Britain.
Summary: The US says its forces are "likely" to have killed one of Africa's most wanted al Quaeda militants, during a military raid in Somalia.
In a somewhat parallel development, a 2005 Newsweek article entitled "Women and Terror, Al Quaeda's New Recruits" (56) detailed the recruitment and use of female suicide bombers by Al Quaeda.
In 2002 Mohammed, of Manorwood, Coulby Newham, was detained in a round-up of Al Quaeda suspects who were all later released without charge and paid compensation by police.
Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer asked, on 14 March, during the European summit, for the help of his fellow EU leaders' secret services in freeing two Austrian nationals seized by a group linked to the Al Quaeda in Tunisia.
Rioting spread across the country today as Al Quaeda claimed responsibility for the attack, which was condemned by world leaders.
Alleged al Quaeda supreme Rashid Rauf, of Bolton, Lancs, is said to have forced off his handcuffs and fled while en route to a Pakistan court to be extradited back to Britain.
He nevertheless gave no sign of a change of stance on Hamas, even as some voice concerns that the isolation tactics may push it into the arms of Al Quaeda.
(44) The Bush administration did all of this in order to subject Padilla to harsh interrogation: to attempt to squeeze from him any useful intelligence he might have on al Quaeda operations.
It is acknowledged as a major cause of Britain's supposedly being now a No1 al Quaeda target.
In a November 6, 2001, speech Bush claimed: Al Quaeda operates in more than sixty nations, including some in Central and Eastern Europe.
Earlier this month (July) one of the accused in the prosecution in New York of seven people with alleged Al Quaeda links was accused of trying to buy parts for an atomic bomb from the Russian mafia members operating in Belgium.