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# Al Qaeda

This year
Guantanamo judge rejects torture-derived confession from Al-Qaeda bombing suspect
It has the potential to set a new hurdle for September 11 prosecutions.
Last year
Joe Biden confirms death of Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahri in US drone strike
The US president said that US intelligence officials tracked al-Zawahri to a home in downtown Kabul where he was hiding out with his family.
All time
Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says
There were no known casualties from the strike.
Al-Qaeda leader features in new video amid rumours he is dead
Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a new video marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, months after rumours spread that he was dead.
Newly released FBI memo hints at Saudi involvement with 9/11 hijackers
Three successive US administrations have refused to declassify and release documents related to the case.
At least 114 killed in Burkina Faso in deadliest jihadist attacks since 2015
The country’s president described the massacre as “barbaric” and three days of national mourning have been declared.
Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister
Abdelmalek Droukdel was the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa.
Fatal attack at Florida military base in 2019 now linked to Al-Qaeda after FBI break into shooter's iPhone
Mohammed Alshamranih killed three Americans in the shooting.
'It’s not a disgraced name' - Sheffield United owner defends dealings with Osama bin Laden's family
Prince Abdullah says he will continue to do business with relatives of the former Al-Qaeda leader.
Son of Osama Bin Laden and heir to Al-Qaeda has been killed, US media report
President Donald Trump was questioned in the Oval office by reporters but refused to confirm or deny the reports.
US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son
Hamza bin Laden is seen as a growing force in global extremism.
Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing
The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was believed to have been killed in a precision strike in Yemen.
US court rules families of 9/11 victims can sue Saudi Arabia
A US judge ruled that the plaintiffs had “narrowly articulate a reasonable basis” to proceed.
Ten injured in Al-Qaeda bombing of St Petersburg supermarket
The blast was caused by a “homemade explosive device with the power equivalent to 200 grams of TNT”.
17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso
The victims’ nationalities have yet to be confirmed.
The US has just labelled Osama bin Laden's son as a terrorist
Hamza bin Laden has issued audio messages to Al-Qaeda supporters.
Donald Trump is not backing down over comments being used to recruit Islamic extremists
The Republican hopeful doesn’t think that the use of the footage is a good enough reason to dial back his rhetoric.
Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims has just been used in a militant Islamist recruitment video
Trump’s controversial call for Muslims to be banned from entering America has been cited in the new video by a Somali extremist group.
Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights
The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.
Here's where terrorist groups like Islamic State and Al Qaeda get their money
Scamming banks, demanding ransoms and controlling oil are among the many ways these terrorists fund their activities.
The accused '9/11 Five' remain in Guantanamo and probably won't ever get a real trial
Attempts to put them on trial in New York for the terrorist attacks backfired.