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20 killed in Al Qaeda attack on Burkina Faso hotel

At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday, a hospital director said, an attack for which al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility

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Deal done for release of Lebanese held by Al Qaeda

A deal was completed on Tuesday to free 16 Lebanese security personnel held captive by the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front since 2014, Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV reported, as other live footage suggested their release was imminent. T

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Khorasan leader killed in Syria airstrike says US

An air strike by the US-led coalition has killed Sanafi Al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen and the leader of an Al Qaeda offshoot called the Khorasan Group, a Pentagon spokesman said on Sunday. The Pentagon said Al-Nasr organised routes for

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Suicide bombing, gunbattle kills 12 in western Yemen

A suspected Al Qaeda suicide bombing, accompanied by an attack with guns and grenades, killed 10 soldiers guarding an intelligence building in the western Yemeni city of Hodaida on Friday, security sources said.  

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Sept 11 victims' case against Saudi dismissed

A US judge on Tuesday dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, who accused the country of providing material support to al Qaeda. US District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan sa

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Al Qaeda operational commander killed in US air strike

A US air strike in Afghanistan has killed a high-ranking Al Qaeda operational commander, the US military said on Friday. The US military named the target of the strike as Abu Khalil Al-Sudani, saying he was killed in a July 11 str

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New Yemeni Al Qaeda leader calls for attacks on US

The new leader of Al Qaeda's Yemen branch has called for attacks on the United States in his first speech since taking command, the US-based SITE monitoring group reported on Thursday, citing an audio recording. Qassim Al-Raym

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Around 1,200 escape from Yemen prison

Around 1,200 prisoners, including al Qaeda suspects, escaped during clashes at a jail in central Yemen on Tuesday, officials said. The incident is the biggest in a series of prison breaks that have freed Yemeni militants in recent

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Al Qaeda leader killed in US bombing in Yemen

The deputy leader of al Qaeda, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, has been killed in a U.S. bombing in Yemen, the group and the White House said on Tuesday, removing the director of a string of attacks against the West and a man once seen as a successor to lea

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Bin Laden fixated on US attacks, papers reveal

Osama bin Laden was fixated on attacking US targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries and focus on that cause, according to documents the United States says were seized in his hideout in Pakistan and released on Wednesday.

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