Sep 23

Background Briefing: What is al-Shabab?

Al-Shabab, or “the Youth,” is an al-Qaida-linked militant group and U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization fighting for the creation of a fundamentalist Islamic state in Somalia.

Sep 12

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Where Is Al-Qaida Now?

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…