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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

Website: Al-Qaida Branch Replaces Commanders

DAKAR, Senegal - A Mauritanian news agency says al-Qaida's North Africa branch has chosen replacements for two deceased commanders, including the former head of one of its most violent brigades who was killed in northern Mali in February. The ANI website, which has previously been used as a publicity tool by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or ... 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

Limping Al-Qaida Offshoot Rearms With Twitter

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Battered by a French-led military campaign in Mali, al-Qaida's North African arm is trying something new to stay relevant: Twitter. The PR campaign by the terror network seeks to tap into social grievances and champion mainstream causes such as unemployment, all in bid to reverse decline and win new followers. The hearts-and-minds approach echo... more

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