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Al Qaeda's recent activities point to dangers closer home. India must exercise caution

All recent activities of the AQ and AQIS, especially those focussed on Kashmir, suggest that the group is making all-out efforts to recruit cadres from not just within Kashmir but, using the issue of Kashmir, from across South Asia.

Sanaul Haq: UP man who became head of al-Qaeda in Indian subcontinent

Haq ran away from home in Sambhal in 1995. He made his way to Pakistan, and joined the old ISI asset, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. He rose rapidly in the jihadist world thereafter, and was chosen by Ayman al-Zawahiri to lead al-Qaeda in the subcontinent. Last month, he was killed by US and Afghan forces.

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Head of al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent is from Uttar Pradesh

Arrests of alleged associates in Odisha, Delhi lead investigators to identity of Sanaul Haq.

Pakistan has compromised its internal sovereignty by supporting non-state actors

Any discussion of law and order in Pakistan in the past has run headlong into the state's policy of (proxy) jihad. Because jihad was fought with mercenary troops, there was a sharing of the sovereignty of the state with jihadi leaders.

Absconding for nearly 3 years, Al-Qaeda terrorist arrested in Jamshedpur

A resident of Azad Nagar in Mango area of the steel city, Muzahiri was absconding for about three years. The police had earlier attached his property, the SP said.

Explained: Why killing of Osama’s son Hamza bin Laden matters

The State Department had designated Hamza as a global terrorist in 2017, and the United States had put a bounty of $1 million on his head. His last known public message was delivered in March 2018.

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Osama bin Laden’s son killed in US operation, Donald Trump confirms

"Hamza bin Ladin, the high-ranking al-Qaeda member and son of Osama bin Ladin, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region,” Trump said in a statement.

Al-Qaeda chief in 9/11 speech calls for attacks on West

The coordinated al-Qaeda hijackings on September 11, 2001 killed nearly 3,000 people, when airliners slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and another crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

Deported terror suspects linked to IS, al-Qaeda, SIMI: National Investigation Agency

The NIA has alleged that they had come together to form a terror group called “Ansarullah”, had allegedly collected funds and made preparations to carry out terror attacks.

Indonesian police arrest leader of network with ties to al-Qaeda

Wijayanto, who had been on the run since 2003 and had trained with militants in the southern Philippines, was arrested with his wife on Saturday on the outskirts of Jakarta, the capital.

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Opinion | Why Are The CIA Files On Osama Bin Laden So Important?

Iran has accused the CIA of spreading “fake news” about the Islamic republic with newly declassified files seized in the 2011 raid in Pakistan in which Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed. The CIA on Wednesday released 470,000 additional files found in May 2011 when US Navy SEALs burst into Bin Laden’s compound in […]

India to move UN for Azhar Masood ban: MEA

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup onThursday said that India will yet again move the United Nations to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list to ban him. Swarup said "We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader. He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. He further said "We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of the Special Investigation Team and the itinerary of the visit. The two foreign secretaries are in touch.

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At least 20 dead in Burkina Faso hotel attack

West Africa, Jan 16 (ANI): At least 20 people were killed after Islamist gunmen stormed Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso in West Africa. Militants from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb have claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Madrassa teacher arrested for suspected links with Al Qaeda

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): A Bengaluru madrassa teacher has been arrested by Delhi Police for suspected links with Al Qaeda. The teacher identified as Maulana Anzar Shah is reportedly an alleged member of the terror group. Police officials said he was planning to carry out terror strikes in the country. Shah has been brought to Delhi on transit remand and would be produced at the Patiala House court today.

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