CTC: There are some indications of a possible al-Qa'ida
Among the al-Qa'ida
letters and communications on the computer, bin Laden's files also revealed his apparent interest in crocheting and viral YouTube videos 6 and included more than 100 clips of Tom and Jerry.
It was then he decided to begin a personal and relentless quest to become part of the US response against al-Qa'ida
. Evans's gripping memoir tracks his efforts to join one of CIA's elite teams bound for Afghanistan, a journey that eventually takes him to the front lines in Pakistan, first as part of the advanced element of CIA's Echo team supporting Hamid Karzai, and finally as leader of the under-resourced and often overlooked Foxtrot team.
According to US officials, the terms of the agreement between al-Qaeda and Iran are that "al-Qa'ida
must refrain from conducting any operations within Iranian territory and recruiting operatives inside Iran while keeping Iranian authorities informed of their activities.
CNG leader Commander Nazir died in early-January 2013, but the group has since chosen a new leader, and in a statement vowed to continue the group's activities, including supporting al-Qa'ida
and conducting attacks in Afghanistan.
Instead, we differentiate between opposition members who attack civilians, violate basic human rights, or promote sectarianism, and those who have chosen the destructive path of al-Qa'ida
, whose ideology promises more violence, disunity among the Syrian people, and a total disrespect for human life.
Understanding Islamic fundamentalism; the theological and ideological basis of al-Qa'ida
's political tactics.
The second significant essay is that of Ahmad Achtar, "Challenging Al-Qa'ida
's Justification of Terror." Achtar is a lecturer in Islamic studies at Heythrop College, University of London, and he argues, with documentation, that al-Qa'ida
's justifications of terror are not part of mainstream Sunni religious and legal thought and are not shared by the majority of Muslims.
's Doctrine for Insurgency: 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Muqrin's A Practical Course for Guerrilla War by 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Muqrin, translated and analyzed by Norman Cigar.
The second, by Ahmad Achtar, makes a strong argument regarding the most prominent weakness in al-Qa'ida
's attempt to claim Muslim legitimacy, namely, its disregard for precedents that prohibit direct targeting of noncombatants.
There is neither mourning nor excitement." Last November, Saudi forces arrested 149 men affiliated with Al-Qa'ida
in the kingdom.
The US is most worried about an al-Qa'ida
offshoot that has grown in Yemen's mountain areas in recent years, using the haven as a base to plot attacks beyond the country's borders, including the failed attempt to blow up a US-bound airliner in December 2009.
On January 17, 2008, suspected al-Qa'ida
operatives ambushed a tourist convoy in the eastern Hadramout Governorate, killing two Belgians.
In his statement on Monday, the congressman echoed the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Michael Hayden, who on Thursday voiced concern about alleged and potential ties between al-Qa'ida
terrorist organization and Somali Islamist insurgents, foremost the al-Shabaab militias, which the United States designates a terrorist organization.
regarding Iraq's support for terrorist groups other than al-Qa'ida
were substantiated by intelligence information....