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Senate report: Terrorists 'affiliated' with multiple al Qaeda groups involved in Benghazi attack

A newly released report by the Senate Intelligence Committee notes that terrorists "affiliated" with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Muhammad Jamal Network, and Ansar al Sharia took part in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

US drone strike accidentally kills civilian in eastern Yemen

Five of the past six strikes in Yemen have taken place in Hadramout, a province where al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is known to operate.

Al-Qaeda hasn't gone away, and is gaining

US drones kill 2 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen

The strike is the first in Yemen this year. Four of the past five strikes in Yemen have occurred in Hadramout province, an AQAP stronghold and the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden.

The Women of al Qaeda

AQAP suicide assault team targets security HQ in Aden

An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide assault team was repelled by security forces. AQAP continues to launch suicide attacks and assaults in Aden and throughout Yemen.

US drones kill 2 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen

The strike took place in Hadramout province, the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden's family, which has become a haven for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Latest Treasury designation targets al Qaeda's fundraising network

A newly released terrorist designation by the Treasury Department highlights the extent and cohesion of al Qaeda's global fundraising network. Treasury reports that Ayman al Zawahiri's main representative in the Levant, Abu Khalid al Suri, has been funneling cash from Gulf donors to al Qaeda.

Kansas terrorism plot: The American engineer turned unlikely jihadist

Kansas bomb plot suspect says bin Laden and Awlaki are inspirations

Terry Lee Loewen, who believed he was working with people tied to AQAP, sought to carry out a car bomb attack at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. US authorities said the public was never at risk.

US drone strike kills civilians in central Yemen

The strike reportedly killed 15 civilians who were traveling in a wedding convoy. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are thought to have been traveling with the convoy.

US drones kill 3 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen

The strike targeted a vehicle in the eastern province of Hadramout, where Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has stepped up its presence.

AQAP says assault on Yemen's Defense Ministry targeted US drone operations

On its newly established Twitter account, AQAP also criticized Yemeni soldiers for fighting alongside US forces and said the military is ignoring the fight against Shia Houthi rebels in the north.

AQAP launches suicide assault on Yemeni defense ministry complex

A suicide bomber created a breach in the outer wall of the Ministry of Defense, and a team of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters stormed several buildings. A Western doctor and a Filipina nurse are said to have been executed during the assault that resulted in the deaths of at least 20 people.

Yemen bomb makers 'working on new devices'

US drones kill 3 AQAP fighters in Yemen airstrike

The strike took place in an eastern province of Yemen where AQAP has been regrouping over the past year.

AQAP praises Hakeemullah Mehsud and Pakistani Taliban

US holds talks about Yemen detention center for Guantanamo inmates

Inside Yemen special army unit battling Qaeda

Al Qaeda group is operating on ransom money from the West