10 articles tagged "Al Qaeda in North Africa"
Macron Sets His Foreign Compass on North Africa and War on Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 29, 2017

After first accepting Assad, he agreed to join a US attack on his regime over chemical warfare.

Trump’s NSC Shakes up World Regional Map to Reflect New Orientations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

His political and security orientation is reflected in a North African and Mid East reshuffle.

Al Baghdadi Plans to Run Away from US-Russian Blitz to Africa or Arabia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2016

The ISIS Caliph is preparing to run away from the US-Russian blitz awaiting Raqqa, and setting up shop either in Yemen (with AQAP) or in the North African desert (with AQIM).

Al Qaeda in Mali armed with Grad missiles from Libya
American isolationism: Obama’s unfolding signature policy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 19, 2013

Barack Obama’s disinclination to intervene in the Mali and Algerian gas field crises is a mark of his evolving isolationist policy for the United States. debkafile:  Even though the US homeland may not be in immediate peril from the two episodes, Al Qaeda’s interconnecting tentacles cannot be ignored:  Seven years ago on July 7, jihadist suiciders blew up London trains and a bus with explosives provided by the very Al Qaeda cells of Sahel Desert which today occupy Mali and this week struck the Algerian gas field.

Long-sought Algerian terrorist Moktar Belmoktar
Al Qaeda offers to swap 2 US hostages for 2 jailed terrorists
DEBKAfile Special Report January 18, 2013

The Al Qaeda group which seized hostages from 10 nations at the remote Algerian gas field in In Aminas Wednesday, Jan. 16, has addressed its first demand to the United States: The release of two American hostages for two high-profile Islamist terrorists jailed in the US: Egyptian Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Blind Sheikh convicted of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and Pakistani-American neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, convicted for trying to kill US troops and FBI agents in Afghanistan in 2009. Algerian forces still battle terrorists holed up with hostages..

Obama Demands Immediate Action against Al Qaeda’s Benghazi Killers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 18, 2012

US President Obama wants a settling of accounts with the terrorists who murdered four diplomats in Benghazi before his next debate with Mitt Romney orbefore the Nov. 6 election at latest. Counter-terrorism and intelligence chiefs explain the operation requires time-consuming planning for coordinated attacks on multiple targets in several N. African countries as well as Libya.

Ayman Zuwahiri threatens anti-US terror offensive
More Al Qaeda pre-US election attacks forecast: Americans quietly lifted out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 2, 2012

Al Qaeda’s Ayman Zuwahiri is preparing a string of terrorist attacks in the five weeks up to the presidential election as the sequel to the Sept. 11 Benghazi murders, says US intelligence. He seeks to influence the poll’s results, while building up his reputation as master of spectacular terrorist operations. debkafile: The Benghazi attack exposed al Qaeda networks' striking expansion across a broad region - Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Mali and Egypt (Sinai) - from which most US personnel have been quietly lifted out.

Muslim militias swarm in Libya
US ambassador’s killers ready for more al Qaeda missions
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly September 25, 2012

As the US State Department and CNN dueled over the late US ambassador's diary, his murderers, the Libyan Ansar al-Sharia, headed off to meet their al Qaeda controllers and ask for more missions, DEBKA-Net-Weekly reveals in its latest issue out Friday. Disbanding - as Tripoli was encouraged by the State Department to claim - was far from their minds. Still, in Washington, President Obama danced around calling the Benghazi attack which killed four US diplomats “terrorism,” admitting only that it “wasn’t’ mob action.”
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The Fazul family home in Moroni
Al Qaeda's dead East Africa terror chief targeted the US and Israel
DEBKAfile Special Report June 11, 2011

For more than 15 years, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, 38, slithered out of every US and Israeli undercover operation to nab him, often with minutes to spare. This week, his luck turned:The Somali sentries who shot him dead at a roadblock outside Mogadishu had no idea who he was.debkafile:The passing of this highly competent terrorist mastermind leaves al Qaeda's branch in East and the Horn of Africa and Somalia high and dry.

Paris on high alert for terror attacks
France at center of high alert for Al Qaeda attacks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2010

France's high level of preparedness for terror since Sept. 16 was quietly expanded this week to big international air and railway hubs in Europe following intelligence that North African al Qaeda had sent Algerian women on suicide missions.
French police and security commander Frederic Pechenard told the nation in a broadcast Wednesday: "We have serious evidence coming in from reliable intelligence sources telling us of a risk of a major attack."

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