ARTICLES RELATING TO AL QAEDA

Trump confirms death of al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden

2019-09-14 19:32

US President Donald Trump has confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Egypt refers 28 to court on charges of joining ISIS, al-Qaeda

2019-03-25 19:53

Egyptian prosecutors have referred 28 terror suspects in two separate cases to court on charges of joining local affiliates of the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.

15 al-Shabaab extremists killed in US airstrikes in Somalia

2019-02-09 12:39

The United States military says targeted airstrikes against suspected extremists in Somalia have killed 15 fighters.

Somalia killings: Dubai port boss shot, 9 others killed in bomb blast

2019-02-04 14:30

Somalia's Al-Shabaab militants have shot dead the Maltese manager of a port, while detonating a car bomb in the capital which killed nine people and wounded several others.

US says airstrike kills 24 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

2019-01-31 19:14

The United States military has said it has killed 24 al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in Somalia, one of its deadliest in months.

2 killed, 5 wounded in blast at Mogadishu gas station

2019-01-29 20:05

The deputy mayor of Somalia's capital says two people were killed and five wounded in an explosion at a gas station.

US no longer announcing deaths, damage in Somalia airstrikes

2019-01-25 11:32

The US military says it has carried out two new airstrikes in Somalia against the al-Shabaab extremist group but will no longer give details on fighters killed or damage done.

Kenyan police say 11 arrested after deadly hotel attack

2019-01-17 20:29

Kenyan authorities arrested nine more people for their alleged involvement in the deadly extremist attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi this week, bringing the total number of suspects detained to 11, police have said.

UPDATE: Father of American killed in Kenya speaks out

2019-01-16 19:11

The father of the American killed in the attack in Kenya's capital says his son worked in the complex and often ate at a cafe in the luxury hotel targeted by the gunmen.

12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

2019-01-12 12:43

Twelve civilians were killed during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials have said.

 

US to reveal Saudi official allegedly tied to 9/11 attackers

2019-09-13 15:10

The person is last of three Saudi officials referred to in FBI report into the 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3 000.

US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabaab fighters

2019-02-10 18:16

The United States military says it has killed eight al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in southern Somalia.

US offers Niger operations centre to fight Boko Haram

2019-02-05 17:07

The United States turned over a communications and operations centre to the Niger army to help the African nation battle Boko Haram, a statement has said.

7 killed in car bomb blast near a mall in Somalia

2019-02-04 12:57

A Somali police officer says at least seven dead people died in a powerful car bomb explosion in Somalia's capital.

Kenya says New Zealander arrested in crackdown on extremism

2019-01-31 17:55

Kenya's interior minister says a man with two New Zealand passports is among 10 people arrested over suspected links with extremism.

Service held for Houston native killed in Nairobi attack

2019-01-25 11:32

Family and friends gathered at a Houston cemetery to remember Jason Spindler, one of the 21 people killed in an extremist attack last week in Nairobi at a luxury hotel and shopping complex

Last moments of Kenya attack victims revealed at memorial

2019-01-23 14:25

Hiding from gunmen in an office building, a group of people heard gunshots getting louder and the clatter of a weapon being run along the metal banister of a staircase, according to a survivor of an Islamic extremist attack in Kenya last week.

UPDATE: Aid group IDs British victim in Kenya attack

2019-01-16 21:12

The British aid group Gatsby says its Africa programs director is among those killed in the attack in Kenya's capital.

Top Africa stories: Kenya hotel attack, Zim fuel protests

2019-01-16 07:07

Somali terror group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack on an upscale hotel complex in Nairobi, and Zimbabwean military helicopter has fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires over fuel hikes.

Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Gaddafi

2018-12-26 12:02

Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias still vying for control of the oil-rich country.

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