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Tag: Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda’s alliance with the Taliban ‘remains firm,’ UN says

According to a new report published by the United Nations, al Qaeda's "alliance with the Taliban and other terrorist groups…

Foreign fighters involved in assault on Ghazni, Afghan defense minister says

Al Qaeda has long operated in Ghazni province, the site of a large-scale Taliban offensive in recent days. In 2010,…

Afghan forces target al Qaeda commanders in Helmand and Nangarhar

The raids in Helmand and Nangarhar indicate that al Qaeda's leaders are not focused on its survival. Al Mesri was…

US airstrike hits Shabaab north of Mogadishu

AFRICOM noted that Shabaab, which is al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, continues to maintain "training camps" and "safe havens…

US Counterterrorism strikes: Tempo remains high in Somalia and Yemen, transparency improves

In 2017, LWJ reported unprecedented levels of airstrikes in Somalia and Yemen. Thus far in 2018, the United States has sustained…

Afghan forces suffer heavy casualties in Kunduz

The Red Unit, the Taliban's version of special forces that operates throughout Afghanistan and is often at the tip of…

Pakistani Taliban claims Peshawar suicide attack, threatens more to come

The deadly bombing is the first major attack executed by the Taliban group since Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud assumed command…

Analysis: The Turkistan Islamic Party’s jihad in Syria

The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) in Afghanistan and Syria has long operated as part of the Taliban-al Qaeda axis. Earlier…