Al Qaeda In Yemen

May 29, 2012

FRONTLINE investigates how Al Qaeda and affiliated militants have seized areas in southern Yemen — and are winning some popular support.

(28:28) FRONTLINE goes deep into Yemen's radical heartland to investigate Al Qaeda's stronghold.
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You Aren’t Hearing About Yemen’s Biggest Problems

Every day headlines highlight Yemen’s growing Al Qaeda threat, but some of the biggest threats to the country are largely absent from Western media.

The Magazine that “Inspired” the Boston Bombers

As investigators uncover details about what motivated the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, an early report suggests the two brothers learned their violent tactics online from an English-language Al Qaeda propaganda magazine.

Relatives of Americans Killed in Yemen Drone Strikes File Suit Against U.S.

Relatives of three Americans killed in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen last fall filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against top CIA and military officials today.

Yemeni Army Recaptures Two Cities from Al Qaeda

Last year Al Qaeda and and its local affiliate in Yemen, Ansar al-Sharia, succeeded in doing something they had never been able to do before.

Spin City: Al Qaeda’s New Image-Obsessed Media Wing

When Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and his director Safa al-Ahmed met up with their Al Qaeda contact Fouad in the southern Yemeni town of Ja’ar, they had their cameras ready. What they didn’t expect was that Fouad — a fighter and political officer with Al Qaeda’s local franchise Ansar al Sharia — would as well.

Study Suggests Yemen Strikes Are Radicalizing Population

The escalating campaign of U.S. air strikes targeting suspected Al Qaeda militants in Yemen has brought ”a marked radicalization of the local population” and is “driving tribesmen to join a network linked to terrorist plots against the United States,” according to a new study.

How Did Ghaith Abdul-Ahad Inflitrate Al-Qaeda? Ask Him

Ask Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and producer Jamie Doran about their experiences infiltrating Al-Qaeda.

Live Chat Wed. 2:30 pm ET: Going Undercover with Al Qaeda

Join a live chat about “Al Qaeda in Yemen” at 2:30 pm ET with correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, producer Jamie Doran and The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson.

Under the Constant Watch of Al Qaeda

“As a woman you have specific concerns with Al Qaeda…”

Tonight: Inside Al Qaeda in Yemen

The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius describes the film as “fascinating” and “gutsy.”

Can “Friends of Yemen” Help Solve Country’s Deeply Rooted Problems?

Led by the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, a block of 20 countries and intergovernmental organizations dubbed the “Friends of Yemen” met in Riyadh today to pledge $4 billion in assistance to the Arab world’s poorest country.

Suicide Attack Suggests Intensifying War in Yemen

In what was the most deadly terrorist attack in Yemen in years, a suicide bomber disguised as a Yemeni soldier detonated explosives during a military parade rehearsal near the Presidential palace in Sana today, killing more than 90 people and wounding 300 others.

With U.S. Help, Yemen Intensifies Assault on Al Qaeda Stronghold

Yemen’s government intensified a campaign of air and ground strikes in the south of the country this week in an effort to recapture towns from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and affiliated insurgents.

AQ Militant Killed in Yemen At Center of Debate Over Pre-911 Intelligence Sharing

A less well-known part of Fahd al-Quso’s saga is that he was also at the center of a debate about whether American intelligence agencies could have prevented 9/11.

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