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Air Strike Kills Al-Qaeda Leader in Syria, Pentagon Says

This November 18, 2002, image from the Al-Watan Kuwaiti newspaper shows Kuwaiti citizen Muhsin al-Fadhli, the alleged leader of Al-Qaeda's Khorasan Group. (/Al-Watan Newspaper/AFP/File)

A US-led coalition air strike earlier this month killed the leader of an Al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria that American officials accuse of plotting attacks against the United States and its allies, the Pentagon said. Muhsin al-Fadhli was killed in a "kinetic strike" on July 8 while traveling in a vehicle near the northwestern Syrian town of Sarmada,... more

US Air Strike Kills top Al-Qaeda Commander in Afghanistan: Pentagon

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A US air strike in Afghanistan killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander in charge of suicide bombing and two other militants, the Pentagon said Friday. The attack, which occurred in Paktika province on July 11, killed Abu Khalil al-Sudani, a "high-ranking Al-Qaeda operational commander", the Pentagon said in a statement released to reporters in Iraq ... more

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

Al-Qaida Leader Calls for Attacks Inside US

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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

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