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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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The US State Department said both individuals served as members of al-Qaeda's leadership council, and al-Adl also served on the group's military committee.
An investigation by The Associated Press found the coalition has been paying some al-Qaeda commanders to leave key cities and towns while letting others retreat with weapons, equipment, and wads of looted cash.
case officer Marc Sageman reflected on the al-Qaeda of the 2000s.
While the world focused on the self-proclaimed Islamic State, as it dominated the headlines and preoccupied national security officials for the past four years, Al-Qaeda has been quietly rebuilding.
NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan identified Rehan as 'a Tehrik-i Taliban deputy commander and Al-Qaeda facilitator' and said he was killed in a US airstrike in the district of Bermal in Paktika on Feb 22.
The al-Qaeda's top commander for Afghanistan Omar Khetab a.k.a Omar Mansour and 80 other members of the network were killed during operations jointly conducted by personnel of National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghan army and NATO-led Resolute Support Forces in the Ghazni, Zabul and Paktiya provinces, the NDS said in a statement.
For more sophisticated training, Al-Qaeda members traveled to Lebanon.
Lahore [Pakistan], Oct.3 ( ANI ): Pakistan's commercial hub Karachi has been serving as an attractive base for global jihadi groups such as al-Qaeda and its affiliates since the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
Beyond the tragedy of the victims' fates, the attacks set off bitter arguments about the West's counterterrorism strategy against al-Qaeda. Sadly, instead of uniting Spaniards in shared grief, the tragedy polarized domestic politics.
He said the security forces arrested six militants in an operation in Noshki area including their commander who was leader of banned militant organization, Al-Qaeda. "The commander of the arrested militant, earlier, got fight training in Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan and later participated in fight in Syria," he said.
Iran has held or hosted a number of high-ranking Al-Qaeda members and lower-level militants since the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.
Writing in The Independent, veteran journalist Robert Fisk wrote " So ol' Doc Ayman al-Zawahiri...has told the Syrian Jabhat al-Nusra that it can dissociate itself from Al-Qaeda."
WASHINGTON, July 24 (KUNA) -- The Defense Department confirmed that a senior Al-Qaeda leader was killed earlier this month by a US airstrike in Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement issued Friday.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- According to several news sources, al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have agreed to stop fighting each other and have decided to join forces against their opponents.
SANA'A, June 7-Over a month after the Yemeni military's latest offensive against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Abyan and Shabwa began, the Ministry of Defense on Thursday claimed that the conflict left 500 Al-Qaeda affiliates and 40 soldiers dead.