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‘Al-Qaeda attack’ kills 20 Yemeni soldiers in latest wave of violence

Gunmen in Yemen killed 20 soldiers on Monday at a checkpoint in Hadramawt province, the official Saba news agency said of the latest in a wave of attacks blamed on al-Qaeda.

Monday, 24 March, 2014, 7:01pm

Suicide bombers storm Iraq ministry building, 24 killed

Six suicide bombers burst into an Iraqi ministry building, took hostages and killed at least 24 people including themselves on Thursday before security forces regained control, security officials said.

30 Jan 2014 - 11:16pm

US drone missiles kill 17 in Yemen attack on wedding party convoy

Missiles fired by a US drone slammed into a convoy of vehicles travelling to a wedding party in central Yemen, killing at least 17 people, Yemeni security officials said.

The officials said the attack took place on Thursday in the city of Radda, the capital of Bayda province, and left charred bodies and burnt out cars on the road.

14 Dec 2013 - 2:16am 1 comment

Leaked al-Qaeda plot did more harm than Snowden disclosures

The impact of a leaked al-Qaeda terrorist plot has caused more immediate damage to US counterterrorism efforts than the thousands of classified documents disclosed by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, US government analysts and senior officials say.

1 Oct 2013 - 2:41am 1 comment

American ‘rapping jihadi’ killed in Al-Shabab ambush in Somalia

A "rapping jihadi" from Alabama who ascended the ranks of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked militant group and was on the FBI's Most Wanted list with a US$5 million reward for his capture was killed yesterday in an ambush ordered by the militant group's leader, rebels said.

13 Sep 2013 - 3:13am

US drone kills senior Haqqani commander

US missiles on Friday killed a senior commander in the al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, wanted for kidnappings and sending hundreds of foreign fighters into Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said.

Mullah Sangeen Zadran, blacklisted as a terrorist by the United Nations and United States, was among six fighters killed in a drone strike in the tribal district of North Waziristan.

6 Sep 2013 - 9:26pm

Egyptian crackdown against Islamists ‘aiding al-Qaeda’

Egypt's bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has been a gift to al-Qaeda that will help it attract fresh followers and open a new front in the Middle East, experts say.

24 Aug 2013 - 4:36am

US, Britain pull embassy staff from Yemen amid al-Qaeda terror threat

The United States told its citizens in Yemen on Tuesday to leave immediately and airlifted out some US government personnel, following warnings of potential attacks that have pushed Washington to shut diplomatic missions across the Middle East.

7 Aug 2013 - 12:42am 1 comment

Al-Qaeda chief vows to free 'all our prisoners' from US jails

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has vowed to break out Muslim prisoners from US prisons and the heavily fortified compound for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

2 Aug 2013 - 5:08am

Al-Qaeda says it freed 500 inmates in Iraq jailbreak

Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility on Tuesday for simultaneous raids on two Iraqi prisons and said more than 500 inmates had been set free in the operation, one of its most brazen in Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, formed earlier this year through a merger of al-Qaeda’s affiliates in Syria and Iraq, said it had stormed Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib jail and another, some 20 kilometres north of capital, after months of preparation.

24 Jul 2013 - 2:16am