al qaida

  • October 7, 2013  

    The U.S. military completed two raids in North Africa over the weekend. Abu Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaida leader wanted for his involvement in the 1998 embassy bombings, is being interrogated after being nabbed in Tripoli, Libya. Meanwhile, Navy Seals unsuccessfully sought a leader of Al-Shabab in Somalia. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • October 6, 2013  

    Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, Bronwyn Bruton joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to give us a closer look at the worrying evolution of Islamic militancy across the African continent. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2013  

    Al-Shabab, once a disparate coalition, has evolved into a regional affiliate of al-Qaida, able to pull off attacks of greater sophistication and attract foreign fighters. Ray Suarez talks to J. Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council about the group’s effort to make an impression and how prepared Kenya is to deal with the threat. Continue reading

  • August 9, 2013  

    In other news Friday, U.S. government personnel in Pakistan moved to the capital city of Islamabad following a specific threat to the consulate in Lahore. Recent militant attacks have plagued the city, including one on a mosque that killed six people. Also, two suspected al-Qaida militants have been arrested in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The central terrorist organization al-Qaida is in the border area of Afghanistan and Pakistan. But its affiliates of all sorts — from loosely organized fighters acting on local grievances, to militant groups who adhere to al-Qaida’s mission — have spread to other places. Continue reading

  • May 8, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Although the latest attempt to take down an aircraft using a bomb hidden in underwear failed, the plot still shows al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is making “big inroads” as the most active affiliate of the terrorist network, said Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko  

    A batch of documents seized from slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s house and released to the public on Thursday shows the terrorist leader’s frustration with the extra level of violence performed by other affiliate groups and his desire to disassociate from them. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko  

    Afghanistan saw the worst sectarian violence since the Taliban’s fall from power when two suicide bombers struck Shiite Muslims celebrating the holy day of Ashura on Tuesday. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The August kidnapping of Warren Weinstein, an American aid worker in Pakistan, came into the spotlight again this week when al-Qaida announced it has him in custody. His abduction is nothing new in the security-challenged country and marks a growing trend in the way militants try to make money, a Pakistani specialist said. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan began on Oct. 7, 2001. Soon after, the ruling Taliban regime fell, followed by the formation of a new government and Afghans holding their first parliamentary elections in more than 30 years. Continue reading