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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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Qaeda militant behind Paris attacks killed in US operation

A US operation has killed the senior Al Qaeda figure who issued the claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, according to US sources familiar with the matter and a reported video posted by the group. Al Qaeda

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Yemeni tribes enter coastal town to drive out Al Qaeda

Armed Yemeni tribesmen in pickup trucks entered the eastern port town of Mukalla on Saturday to drive out suspected al Qaeda fighters who took control 48 hours earlier, residents said. The fighters are part of a tribal alliance in

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Al Qaeda driven out of Yemen city after soldiers killed

Al Qaeda fighters captured the capital of a province in southern Yemen, killing about 20 soldiers, before they were driven out by the army late on Friday, local officials and residents said. The fighting came hours after suicide b

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‘Yemen collapsing, on brink of civil war’: UN

The United Nations warned that Yemen is "collapsing before our eyes", on the brink of civil war and prime for Al Qaeda militants to grow stronger in the country as talks on a political settlement continue. Al Qaeda and o

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Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Paris attack

Al Qaeda in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, saying it was ordered by the Islamist militant group's leadership for insulting the Prophet Mohammad, according to a video posted on YouTube

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Houthi expansion puts Yemen on edge of civil war

An advance into Yemen's Sunni Muslim heartland by Shi'ite Houthi fighters has galvanised support for al Qaeda among some Sunnis, deepening the religious hue of the country's many conflicts, with potential consequences well beyond its

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Al Qaeda group seizes Syrian rebels' stronghold

Islamist militants affiliated to al Qaeda seized the last remaining stronghold of Western-backed rebels in Syria's northwest province of Idlib on Saturday after days of fighting, rebels and a monitoring group said. Backed by o

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