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Al-Qaeda offshoot announces death of its leader

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula says its leader, Khalid Batarfi, was killed. No cause of death provided.

Al-Qaeda offshoot announces death of its leader

Philadelphia:

Teen charged with plotting ‘catastrophic terrorist attack’

17-year-old arrested after bing in contact with Al Qaeda-linked terror group, purchasing bomb-making material.

Teen charged with plotting ‘catastrophic terrorist attack’

Prominent Al-Qaeda leader arrested in Lebanon

Lebanese army arrests prominent Al-Qaeda leader in Deir Ammar town, northeast of the city of Tripoli.

Prominent Al-Qaeda leader arrested in Lebanon

US identifies new leader of Al-Qaeda

State Department says Saif al-Adel, an Iran-based Egyptian, replaced Ayman al-Zawahiri as Al-Qaeda leader.

US identifies new leader of Al-Qaeda

US intelligence official:

'It is unclear who succeeded Al-Qaeda leader'

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri was believed to have been killed in a US raid last year, but his succession remains unclear.

'It is unclear who succeeded Al-Qaeda leader'

Watch: Fighter pilot recalls suicide mission to stop 9/11 plane

The rookie pilot was given a command she will never forget.

Watch: Fighter pilot recalls suicide mission to stop 9/11 plane

Biden on 9/11:

'Our commitment to prevent another attack is without end'

Biden touts killings of two Al-Qaeda leaders during speech on 21-year anniversary of September 11 attacks.

'Our commitment to prevent another attack is without end'

Afghanistan? ISIS? College students asked who was behind 9/11

How much does an average American college student know about the 9/11 terrorist attacks? You may be surprised to find out.

Afghanistan? ISIS? College students asked who was behind 9/11

Watch: The Israeli commando who almost foiled the 9-11 attack

The American entrepreneur and MIT graduate made Aliyah at the age of 14 and served in the IDF's elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit.

Watch: The Israeli commando who almost foiled the 9-11 attack

Taliban claims:

'We haven't found body of eliminated Al-Qaeda leader'

Taliban says it has not found the body of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was killed in a US air strike in Kabul last month.

'We haven't found body of eliminated Al-Qaeda leader'

The Taliban is back in hot water

Zawahiri’s death and the unveiling of his presence in Kabul certainly put the Afghan movement under the spotlight. Op-ed.

The Taliban is back in hot water

Al-Zawahiri’s assassination is Groundhog Day for America (again)

The US has returned to where it all started: the axis between the Taliban and Al-Qaeda that led to 9/11 and troops in Afghanistan. Op-ed.

Al-Zawahiri’s assassination is Groundhog Day for America (again)

State Department:

'Elimination of Al-Qaeda leader could lead to violence'

State Department says the killing of Ayman Al-Zawahiri may prompt Al-Qaeda supporters to target US facilities or citizens.

'Elimination of Al-Qaeda leader could lead to violence'

Does Al Qaeda still exert influence in the Muslim world?

The Qaeda leader slain over the weekend championed the Jihad 'against the far enemy' - not breaking apart local states.

Does Al Qaeda still exert influence in the Muslim world?

VP Harris:

'The American people and the world are now safer'

Vice President Kamala Harris says elimination of Al-Qaeda leader fulfills Washington’s commitment to protect Americans from terrorism.

'The American people and the world are now safer'

Saudi Arabia welcomes elimination of Al-Qaeda leader

Saudi Arabia stresses importance of efforts to eradicate terrorism after US announces elimination of Ayman Al-Zawahiri.

Saudi Arabia welcomes elimination of Al-Qaeda leader

Biden confirms:

US eliminated Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan

US President confirms he ordered air strike which eliminated Ayman Al-Zawahiri: Justice has been served. This terrorist leader is no more.

US eliminated Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan

Syria:

US airstrike kills senior terrorist leader

American military targets Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a senior member of an Al Qaeda-linked group.

US airstrike kills senior terrorist leader

'Charter plane for next attack' - Bin Laden's secrets exposed

During the mission to kill the al-Qaeda commander, Navy SEALs seized thousands of his personal letters, which have finally been revealed.

'Charter plane for next attack' - Bin Laden's secrets exposed

US-led coalition targets jihadists in Syria

Clashes reported in Idlib province as troops from US-led coalition search for wanted Al-Qaeda terrorists.

US-led coalition targets jihadists in Syria

Senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in US air strike in Syria

Pentagon says US air strike killed senior Al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar.

Senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in US air strike in Syria

Senior Al Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

In an airstrike conducted last month, the U.S. says it killed the terrorist group's top commander in Syria.

Senior Al Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

Al-Qaeda leader blasts 'Zionist Arabs' in new video

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri attacks Arab countries for “collaborating” with the US.

Al-Qaeda leader blasts 'Zionist Arabs' in new video

Post 9/11 mega-attack in Tel Aviv was thwarted 'by chance'

Al Qaeda had been planning a sequel to 9/11 in Israel when FBI stumbled upon key information.

Post 9/11 mega-attack in Tel Aviv was thwarted 'by chance'

Al Qaeda resurgence

The prevalent assumption is that it is only a matter of time before they assert themselves and begin to plan attacks against the West. Op-ed

Al Qaeda resurgence

Pompeo: Al-Qaeda has a new home base in Iran

US Secretary of State says terror org. behind 9/11 has found a safe haven in Iran to regain its strength.

Pompeo: Al-Qaeda has a new home base in Iran

Report: Pompeo to accuse Iran of ties to Al-Qaeda

Secretary of State planning to use newly declassified US intelligence to publicly accuse Iran of ties to Al-Qaeda terrorist organization.

Report: Pompeo to accuse Iran of ties to Al-Qaeda

'Iran was the safe haven of eliminated Al-Qaeda terrorist'

Journalist Ronen Bergman, who exposed the elimination of Al-Qaeda's no. 2 in Tehran, adds details about the operation.

'Iran was the safe haven of eliminated Al-Qaeda terrorist'

Biden will continue targeted killings of terrorists

Yoram Schweitzer, head of INSS Program on Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict, discusses the killing of al-Qaeda's #2 in Tehran.

Biden will continue targeted killings of terrorists

Report: Israel eliminated senior Iranian al-Qaeda figure in Iran

New York Times reports that three months ago, Israel eliminated Iran's No. 2 al-Qaeda at request of United States.

Report: Israel eliminated senior Iranian al-Qaeda figure in Iran

Report: 7 Al Qaeda leaders killed in Syria airstrike

US military says it believes seven senior leaders of Al Qaeda terrorist group were eliminated in drone airstrike in northwest Syria.

Report: 7 Al Qaeda leaders killed in Syria airstrike

Report: Afghan forces kill senior Al-Qaeda leader

Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior Al-Qaeda leader who was on the FBI’s list, reportedly killed in operation in Ghazni province.

Report: Afghan forces kill senior Al-Qaeda leader

14 jihadists killed in US drone strike in Syria

US Army says it carried out a drone strike against Al-Qaeda leaders in northwest Syria. Monitor says 14 jihadists killed.

14 jihadists killed in US drone strike in Syria

French military kills Al-Qaeda leader in North Africa

France says its military forces killed Al-Qaeda’s North Africa chief, Abdelmalek Droukdel, in operation in Mali.

French military kills Al-Qaeda leader in North Africa

Al-Qaeda claims attack on Florida naval base

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for December attack at US naval base in Pensacola.

Al-Qaeda claims attack on Florida naval base

Mali army loses 24 soldiers in Niger border attack

Twenty-four soldiers have been killed in an attack by militants in eastern Mali

Mali army loses 24 soldiers in Niger border attack

US announces $15 million in rewards for info on Al Qaeda leaders

US offers massive cash rewards for information on terrorist leaders wanted for plotting attacks on US and Israel.

US announces $15 million in rewards for info on Al Qaeda leaders

Forgetting is a choice the US has made

Forgetting is a choice the US has made

Al-Qaeda leader calls for attacks on US and Israeli targets

On anniversary of 9/11 attacks, Ayman Al-Zawahiri calls Muslims to attack US, European, Israeli and Russian targets.

Al-Qaeda leader calls for attacks on US and Israeli targets

Five 9/11 terrorists may face the death penalty

US military judge sets 2021 date for beginning of trial of five major September 11 suspects.

Five 9/11 terrorists may face the death penalty

Are terrorists normal? On Nazis, Hamas, al Qaeda, et al

Are terrorists normal? On Nazis, Hamas, al Qaeda, et al

Saudi Arabia revokes bin Laden's son's citizenship

Announcement comes one day after US offers reward for information leading to Hamza bin Laden's capture.

Saudi Arabia revokes bin Laden's son's citizenship

Jihadists: Mali attack because of Chad-Israel relations

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists claim attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali, say it was response to Chad’s renewal of diplomatic ties with Israel.

Jihadists: Mali attack because of Chad-Israel relations

US offers reward for Al-Qaeda jihadist

US offers $5 million reward to find Al-Qaeda terrorist who urged attacks on Jews and Americans after Washington recognized Jerusalem.

US offers reward for Al-Qaeda jihadist

Al-Qaeda leader: US embassy relocation proves it's an enemy

Ayman al-Zawahiri calls on Muslims to wage war against the US.

Al-Qaeda leader: US embassy relocation proves it's an enemy

ANALYSIS: Saudis attack Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula is on the rise and has over 4,000 fighters despite a massive US-led crackdown.

ANALYSIS: Saudis attack Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Al-Qaeda leader calls for 'jihad' against America

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri blasts U.S. decision to move embassy to Jerusalem, calls for "resistance" and "jihad".

Al-Qaeda leader calls for 'jihad' against America

Facebook continues to crack down on terrorism-related content

Facebook removed 1.9 million pieces of extremist content related to ISIS and Al-Qaeda in the first three months of the year.

Facebook continues to crack down on terrorism-related content

Syrian Kurds: We captured terrorist who planned 9/11 attacks

Syrian Democratic Forces say they detained Syrian-born German national accused of helping plan September 11, 2001 attacks.

Syrian Kurds: We captured terrorist who planned 9/11 attacks

US: Al-Qaeda commander put on terror list

US State Department puts Al-Qaeda commander who called on Muslims to attack Jews and Americans on US terror list

US: Al-Qaeda commander put on terror list

Al-Qaeda calls on Muslims to 'rise and attack Jews, Americans'

As US VP visits Israel, senior terrorist leader says 'No Muslim has the right to cede Jerusalem no matter what happens.'

Al-Qaeda calls on Muslims to 'rise and attack Jews, Americans'

Top aide of African Al-Qaeda leader killed in Tunisia

Tunisian security forces kill top aide of the leader of the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Top aide of African Al-Qaeda leader killed in Tunisia

Iraq hangs 38 members of ISIS and Al-Qaeda

Iraq executes 38 jihadists, the largest number of executions in Iraq on a single day since September.

Iraq hangs 38 members of ISIS and Al-Qaeda

Bin Laden's video collection released

CIA releases files from the raid on the hideout of former Al-Qaeda leader.

Bin Laden's video collection released

'Iran is unquestionably the greatest threat to Israel'

Defense Minister Liberman says most threats to Israel stem from Tehran regime.

'Iran is unquestionably the greatest threat to Israel'

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims Mali attack

Group to Support Islam and Muslims claims attack on tourist resort in Mali that left five people dead.

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims Mali attack

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims St. Petersburg attack

Little-known group claiming to have links to Al-Qaeda claims deadly metro bombing in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims St. Petersburg attack

Senior Al-Qaeda terrorist killed in Afghanistan

Pentagon: Strike in Afghanistan killed Al-Qaeda terrorist who was responsible for the death of two American service members.

Senior Al-Qaeda terrorist killed in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda confirms death of its deputy leader

Al-Qaeda confirms deputy leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri was killed in a drone strike in Syria.

Al-Qaeda confirms death of its deputy leader

American official confirms death of deputy Al-Qaeda leader

U.S. intelligence official says missile fired by a CIA drone killed Al-Qaeda deputy leader in Syria.

American official confirms death of deputy Al-Qaeda leader