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Mali Manual Suggests al-Qaida has Feared Weapon

TIMBUKTU, Mali - The photocopies of the manual lay in heaps on the floor, in stacks that scaled one wall, like Xeroxed, stapled handouts for a class. Except that the students in this case were al-Qaida fighters in Mali. And the manual was a detailed guide, with diagrams and photographs, on how to use a weapon that particularly concerns the Unit... more

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Al-Qaida Leader Calls for Attacks Inside US

CAIRO - Al-Qaida's leader on Friday marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks by calling on Muslims to strike inside the United States, with big attacks or small, using any opportunity they can to "bleed" America financially. In an audio message released two days after the 12th anniversary of the attacks, Ayman al-Zawahri said Americ... more

Terrorists Turn to Online Chat Rooms to Evade US

WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida fighters have been using secretive chat rooms and encrypted Internet message boards for planning and coordinating attacks - including the threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa and the Middle East for more than a week. It's highly unlikely that al-Qaida's top leader, Ayman... more

Egypt's Sinai Emerges as New Theater for Jihad

CAIRO -- An Egyptian doctor once close to Osama bin Laden is bringing together multiple al-Qaida-inspired militant groups in Egypt's Sinai to fight the country's military, as the lawless peninsula emerges as a new theater for jihad, according to Egyptian intelligence and security officials. There have been other signs of a dangerous shift in th... more

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Yemen's Al-Qaida Leader Vows to Free Prisoners

CAIRO - The leader of the Yemen-based al-Qaida offshoot vowed in a message posted Monday to free fellow militants from prisons and urged jailed fighters to remain faithful to the terror group's ideology. The note by Nasser al-Wahishi, a onetime aide to Osama bin Laden, came after last week's closure of 19 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle ... more

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