Tag: Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda Leader Threatens U.S. Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary [VIDEO]

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri appears in a new video released ahead of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, calling the attacks “blessed” and promising more such attacks to come. “We mark in these days the passage of nearly 15 years since the blessed invasions in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania,” Zawahiri says, according to a translation…

20+ Dead in Somali Restaurant Attack [VIDEO]

At least 20 people are dead after al-Shabab militants stormed a beachfront restaurant Thursday evening in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Security officials ended the siege on Friday after a long firefight, with special forces reportedly going room to room in pursuit of the gunmen who took refuge inside the restaurant after killing people. Witnesses…

US State Dept Issues Worldwide Travel Warning [VIDEO]

The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Monday warning U.S. citizens about the risk of potential terrorist attacks by ISIS and other militants. “Information suggests that ISIL (aka Daesh), al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions,” the statement reads. The alert is in effect until…

Syria Strike Kills Al Qaeda Leader [VIDEO]

The Pentagon said a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in northwest Syria killed the leader of al Qaeda offshoot the Khorasan Group, according to a statement Sunday. Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen whose full name was Abdul Mohsen Abdallah, organized routes for new recruits traveling from Pakistan to Syria through Turkey and was one of al Qaeda’s…

Al Qaeda Yemen Leader Confirmed Dead [VIDEO]

A top Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader was killed by a U.S. drone in Yemen on Friday, a video statement from AQAP’s media wing confirmed Tuesday. Nasser al-Wahayshi, who was once Osama bin Laden’s personal secretary, was succeeded by military commander Qasm al-Rimi, according to AQAP operatives. U.S. government officials have yet to…

Al Qaeda: We Ordered Charlie Hebdo Attack [VIDEO]

Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen said Friday it directed the attack on Charlie Hedbo that killed 12 on Wednesday. The Kouachi brothers, who were killed earlier on Friday by police, claimed during the office massacre to be part of the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP. Yemeni officials said that one of brothers,…

American asks Obama to negotiate with al Qaeda for his release

A U.S. contractor kidnapped more than two years ago by al Qaeda militants in Pakistan pleaded with President Barack Obama to negotiate his release, in a video message published Thursday. Warren Weinstein said he feels “totally abandoned and forgotten” by the Obama administration, in the video sent to the Washington Post.

Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ For Britain’s Terror Widow

Interpol has issued a “Red Notice” for the British mother of three dubbed the “White Widow” at the request of authorities in Kenya. Samantha Lewthwaite, known as “Sherafiya,” is thought to be a key member of al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based militant group that has claimed responsibility for the deadly Nairobi mall siege. She is wanted by…

Car Bombs Hit Baghdad Shi’ite Districts, 17 Killed

A series of car bombs exploded in markets and shopping areas in mainly Shi’ite neighborhoods across Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 17 people, police and hospital officials said. Sunni Muslim Islamist insurgents and al-Qaeda’s Iraqi wing have increased attacks since the beginning of the year and often target Shi’ite districts to try to trigger…