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Al-Qaida in Iraq claims wave of attacks

March 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BAGHDAD An al-Qaida in Iraq front group claimed responsibility Wednesday for bloody attacks that killed 65 people across the country a day earlier, underscoring the terror group’s potency a decade after the U.S.-led invasion that ousted dictator Saddam Hussein. Continue Reading

Al-Qaida No. 2 killed by US drone

June 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) A U.S. drone strike in northern Pakistan has killed al-Qaida’s second-in-command, American officials said Tuesday, the biggest success so far in the controversial military program and a significant setback to a terror network that has lost a string of top figures since the death of Osama bin Laden last year.
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Two suspected US drone strikes kill 11 al-Qaida militants

May 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed 11 al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen on Saturday, Yemeni military officials said. The first attack took place near the border of Marib and Shabwa provinces southeast of the capital, Sanaa, killing six militants, including one Egyptian national, the officials said. The second strike hit two cars in Marib, killing five al-Qaida-linked fighters. Continue Reading

9/11 victims barred from claiming al-Qaida member’s funds

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A federal judge has barred victims of the September 2001 terror attacks from claiming money an alleged al-Qaida member invested with a Chicago futures brokerage firm. Continue Reading

Suspect in France shootings holed up in building, surrounded by police

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

French police surrounded an apartment building where a gunman claiming al-Qaida links and suspected in the killings of three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers barricaded himself today and stopped talking to negotiators.
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Pakistan’s appointment of new head of intelligence leads to uncertainty of peace deal between Afghan Taliban and U.S.

March 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Pakistan appointed a new head of intelligence on Friday, injecting some uncertainty in America’s dealings with an agency crucial to its hopes of negotiating a peace deal with the Afghan Taliban and keeping pressure on al-Qaida. Continue Reading

YEMEN: 139 dead in army fighting with al-Qaida; 55 troops held captive

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Military officials say the death toll in fighting between army troops and al-Qaida militants in south Yemen has risen to 139. Continue Reading

Al-Qaida in Yemen confirms senior leader’s death

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A statement posted on a militant website by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula today said that government agents “motivated by the hireling regime in Sanaa” were responsible for the death of its “emir”, Tariq al-Dahab. Continue Reading

Al-Qaida in Yemen confirms senior leader’s death

February 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Yemen’s branch of al-Qaida has confirmed the death of a senior leader, who officials say died in a bloody family feud. Continue Reading

Al-Qaida calls for Muslim support of Syrian rebels

February 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In an eight-minute video message released late Saturday, al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri called on Muslims to support Syrian rebels. Continue Reading