Has the U.S. Killed the Most Important Al Qaeda Member Since Bin Laden?
The death of Nasser al-Wuhayshi comes at a time when ISIS is eclipsing Al Qaeda globally in territory and notoriety, while simultaneously luring fighters away from the group.
June 16, 2015
Yemen Rebels Advance on Aden; President Reportedly Flees
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's exit, if confirmed, deepens a power vacuum in the country, home to one of Al Qaeda's most powerful branches.
March 25, 2015
The U.S. Fight Against Al Qaeda in Yemen Just Got Harder
FRONTLINE asked four experts to weigh in on how Yemen's political crisis is affecting the U.S. counterterrorism campaign there.
January 28, 2015
How Credible is Al Qaeda's Claim It Planned the Charlie Hebdo Attack?
FRONTLINE asked several experts to weigh in on the credibility of Al Qaeda's Yemen branch's statement.
January 14, 2015
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.
April 30, 2013
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.
July 18, 2012
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.
June 12, 2012
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.
June 7, 2012
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.
May 31, 2012
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.
May 30, 2012
How Did Ghaith Abdul-Ahad Inflitrate Al-Qaeda? Ask Him
Ask Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and producer Jamie Doran about their experiences infiltrating Al-Qaeda.
May 30, 2012
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.
May 29, 2012
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