Men released by al Qaida after six years in captivity reveal details of ordeal

Men released by al Qaida after six years in captivity reveal details of ordeal

Two men released after six years in al Qaida captivity in northern Mali have made their first public appearances,

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Al-Qaida militants jailed in Yemen

Yemen’s state security court has sentenced five alleged al Qaida militants to up to 10 years in prison for carrying out attacks against security forces and supporting the group logistically in the southern province of Abyan in 2011.

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Al-Qaida leader calls on Muslims to kidnap westerners

Al-Qaida leader calls on Muslims to kidnap westerners

The leader of al-Qaida has called on Muslims to kidnap westerners to exchange for imprisoned jihadists.

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40 al-Qaida fighters die in Yemen clashes

Yemen government troops have killed 40 militants in a push to drive out al-Qaida fighters from the last town under their control in the southern Abyan province.

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US drone strike kills senior al Qaida figure

US drone strike kills senior al Qaida figure

America claimed its most significant victory in its controversial targeted bombing campaign after a drone strike in Pakistan killed al Qaida’s second-in-command.

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Al-Qaida's second-in-command killed, US confirms

Al-Qaida's second-in-command has been killed by a drone strike in Pakistan's north west tribal region, a US official said today.

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Al-Qaida chief 'in drone strike'

Al-Qaida’s second in command in Pakistan was in a house hit by a US drone strike, according to intelligence officials, but they do not know whether he was killed.

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23 al-Qaida militants die in Yemen

At least 23 al-Qaida militants have been killed in fierce clashes in south Yemen, officials said today.

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US takes cyber war to al Qaida

US takes cyber war to al Qaida

US cyber-experts hacked al Qaida propaganda online in Yemen, changing ads that bragged about killing Americans into ones that showed the death toll of the terror group’s attacks against Yemenis, Hillary Clinton said.

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Al Qaida 'bomber' was CIA informant

Al Qaida 'bomber' was CIA informant

Details have emerged of how the CIA fooled al Qaida over the terror network’s plot to bring down a plane with a nearly-undetectable bomb.

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Al Qaida leader killed by US drone in Yemen

Al Qaida leader killed by US drone in Yemen

An airstrike killed a top al Qaida leader on the FBI’s most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said.

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Core of al-Qaide 'essentially gone'

Core of al-Qaide 'essentially gone'

A year after the US Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the al Qaida that carried out the September 11 attacks is essentially gone, but its affiliates remain a threat to America, anti-terror officials say.

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Al-Qaida claims deadly Iraq attacks

Iraq’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for the wave of bombings and other attacks that killed dozens in Baghdad and across the country.

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Four admit plot to bomb London Stock Exchange

Four admit plot to bomb London Stock Exchange

Four radical Islamists have today admitted an al-Qaida-inspired plot to detonate a bomb at the London Stock Exchange.

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Al-Awlaki drone 'killed bomb-maker'

Al-Awlaki drone 'killed bomb-maker'

The drone strike in Yemen that killed al-Qaida chief Anwar al-Awlaki appears to have also killed the terror group’s top Saudi bomb-maker, US officials said today.

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Al-Qaida posts September 11 video

Al-Qaida posts September 11 video

A private intelligence monitoring service says al-Qaida has marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with an hour-long video released on jihadist websites.

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Inmates tunnel out of Iraqi prison

Most of the 35 Iraqi terror suspects who tunnelled their way out of a detention facility today were quickly recaptured, a security official said.

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Al Qaida’s second-in-command killed

Al Qaida’s second-in-command killed

Al-Qaida’s second in command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, a senior Obama administration official said today.

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Al-Qaida planning '100 Iraq attacks'

Al-Qaida planning '100 Iraq attacks'

Al-Qaida in Iraq has vowed to carry out “100 attacks” across the country, starting in the middle of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, to exact revenge for the death of Osama bin Laden.

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US to focus on special operations to fight al-Qaida

US to focus on special operations to fight al-Qaida

The United States will push ahead with more targeted drone strikes and special operations raids and fewer costly land battles like Iraq and Afghanistan in the continuing war against al-Qaida, says a new counter-terrorism strategy.

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Al-Qaida commander killed in Africa

Officials in Kenya say the head of Al-Qaida in East Africa has been killed.

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UN may split al-Qaida and Taliban

UN may split al-Qaida and Taliban

The United Nations is considering creating separate terrorism blacklists for al-Qaida and the Taliban, a political gesture that could spur possible Afghan peace talks.

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Al-Qaida 'appoints temporary leader'

Al-Qaida 'appoints temporary leader'

Al Jazeera television has reported that Al-Qaida has a new leader.

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Pakistan condemns bin Laden raid

Pakistan condemns bin Laden raid

Members of Pakistan’s parliament condemned the US today for the raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden on their soil.

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US find porn stash at bin Laden compound

US find porn stash at bin Laden compound

Pornography was among the items seized when US Navy SEALs raided the Pakistani hideout of Osama bin Laden, US officials said today.

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Pakistan orders probe into bin Laden compound

Pakistan orders probe into bin Laden compound

Pakistan has ordered an investigation into how Osama bin Laden was able to live in the garrison city of Abbottabad undetected.

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Firebrand cleric praises bin Laden

Firebrand cleric praises bin Laden

Osama bin Laden was a “warrior” who will be rewarded in heaven for the “great sacrifices” he made for Islam, Indonesia’s best-known radical cleric said today.

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Pakistan PM to discuss bin Laden killing with parliament

Pakistan PM to discuss bin Laden killing with parliament

Pakistan's prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is to brief parliament today on the US operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

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Bin Laden death 'weakens al-Qaida'

Bin Laden death 'weakens al-Qaida'

The killing of Osama bin Laden may weaken al-Qaida’s influence on the Afghan Taliban, the US military commander in Afghanistan has said.

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US may question bin Laden's widows

US may question bin Laden's widows

The United States wants access to three widows of Osama bin Laden being held by Pakistani authorities, something that could help answer questions about whether any officials knew the al-Qaida chief was living in the country, a top American official said.

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Explosion in Abbottabad

Explosion in Abbottabad

A loud explosion has been heard in the town where Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan.

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Bin Laden haul 'as big as college library'

Bin Laden haul 'as big as college library'

The national security adviser for the White House said the material seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan amounts to the largest cache of intelligence ever gathered from any single terrorist.

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Bin Laden was directing al-Qaida until his death

Bin Laden was directing al-Qaida until his death

America has said Osama bin Laden was actively running al-Qaida up until he was killed.

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US: Items seized at bin Laden compound of 'enormous importance'

US: Items seized at bin Laden compound of 'enormous importance'

US Intelligence officials will be working through the night analysing material recovered from Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan.

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Al-Qaida admits US drones pressure

A purported al-Qaida leader in Pakistan has said the terror network is losing territory and fighters amid a US drone strike campaign, according to an audio message monitored by a US organisation that tracks militant propaganda.

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Bin Laden threatens France in new message

Bin Laden threatens France in new message

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has issued a new message warning France to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.

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Two 'terror cells' dismantled in Morocco

Two terrorist cells with links to al-Qaida have been dismantled and their members detained, the Moroccan Interior Ministry said today.

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Japan issues travel warning as fear of terror attack in EU grows

Japan issues travel warning as fear of terror attack in EU grows

Japan issued a travel alert for Europe today, joining Britain and the US in warning of a possible terrorist attack by al-Qaida or other groups, but tourists appeared to be taking the mounting warnings in their stride.

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Bin Laden 'behind latest Europe terror plot'

Bin Laden 'behind latest Europe terror plot'

Senior al-Qaida leaders, including Osama bin Laden, are involved in the latest terror plot against European cities, say US officials.

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American al-Qaida suspect held in Spain

A US citizen of Algerian origin suspected of financing al-Qaida’s North African offshoot has been arrested in Spain, officials said today.

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Al-Qaida suspect worked at US nuclear plants

A US citizen in custody in Yemen as a suspected al-Qaida member had worked at six nuclear plants in the States, officials in New Jersey said.

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CIA chief: Al-Qaida will attack US within months

CIA chief: Al-Qaida will attack US within months

Al-Qaida can be expected to attempt an attack on America in the next three to six months, intelligence chiefs told the US Congress.

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Bin Laden blames US for climate change

Bin Laden blames US for climate change

Terror chief Osama bin Laden sought to draw a wider public into his fight against the US in a new message, dropping his usual talk of religion and holy war and focusing instead on an unexpected topic – global warming.

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Bin Laden goes green in latest message

Bin Laden goes green in latest message

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden called for the world to boycott American goods in a new audio tape, blaming industrialised countries for global warming.

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India issues plane hijack alert

India issued a terror alert at its airports today after receiving reports that al-Qaida-linked militants were plotting to hijack a plane.

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Al-Qaida suspect killed in raid

A Yemeni governor has said security forces have killed a suspected al-Qaida figure in a raid in a remote mountainous province.

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New York man denies terror charge

A New York City man under investigation for his links to a terror suspect pleaded not guilty to charges that he flew to Pakistan to get military training from al-Qaida.

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Man attempts to detonate explosive aboard US plane

An airline passenger from Nigeria who said he was acting on al Qaida's instructions set off an explosive device in a failed terror attack on the plane as it was preparing to land.

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Al-Qaida planner killed by US missile

A top al-Qaida operations planner was killed in an American missile strike this week in western Pakistan, a US counter-terrorism official said.

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Top Islamic militant believed dead

Intelligence officials said the al-Qaida-linked leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan is believed to have been killed by a US missile strike in Pakistan's north west.

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Tourists warned of 'al-Qaida threats against Germany'

British tourists were warned today of a "general threat" of terrorism against Germany ahead of elections in the country.

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Somali insurgents vow to avenge US raid

Somali insurgents vow to avenge US raid

A senior commander of Somalia’s insurgency has vowed to avenge the US raid that killed one of Africa’s most wanted al-Qaida suspects.

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Al-Qaida suspect killed in US raid

Al-Qaida suspect killed in US raid

One of Africa’s most wanted al-Qaida suspects has been killed in a US raid in Somalia, officials said today.

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Al-Qaida deputy chief derides Obama speech

Al-Qaida's deputy leader has criticised President Barack Obama's upcoming speech to the Islamic world in Cairo, saying it will not change the "bloody messages" the US military is sending Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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'Jihad Jack' acquitted of funding charge

An Australian man who spent time at an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan and who met Osama bin Laden was found innocent today of receiving funds from the terrorist group.

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Dead militants 'were al-Qaida chiefs'

Intelligence officials say four foreign militants killed in a suspected US missile strike in Pakistan included two top al-Qaida operatives.

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Terror suspect goes on trial in Canada

The trial of the first man to be charged under Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act began today.

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New bin Laden message promises continuing war on Israel

New bin Laden message promises continuing war on Israel

Osama bin Laden released a new message today saying al-Qaida will continue its war against Israel and its allies until it liberates Palestine.

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Al-Qaida to continue war against Israel: Bin Laden tape

Al-Qaida to continue war against Israel: Bin Laden tape

Osama bin Laden today released a new message to mark the 60th anniversary of Israel's founding saying al-Qaida would continue its war until it "liberates Palestine".

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Bin Laden 'to release Israel message'

Bin Laden 'to release Israel message'

Osama bin Laden will release a new internet message dealing with Israel and the Palestinians, a terrorism monitoring group has claimed.

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