Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 29th, 2013
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By IKECHUKWU NNOCHIRI & VICTORIA OJEME ABUJA—The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, gave the Federal Government the nod to extradite an alleged Nigerian Al-Qaeda leader, Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, to the United States of America, to face charges bordering on terrorism. After the co...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2012
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Somalia’s Al Shabaab is sending fighters to aid Al Qaeda in Yemen. They are returning as trained terrorists. Yemen, a stone’s throw from Somalia, has for years been the destination of choice for impoverished Somalis fleeing their troubled state. Now, another kind of Somali is heading to Yemen, ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 5th, 2012
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ABUJA — A Nigerian court on Thursday accused two men of having links with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and of receiving funds from the militant group, court papers said. Olaniyi Babafemi Lawal, 31, and Luqman Babatunde, 30, were also accused of planning to use the money “to recruit and tra...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 7th, 2011
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President Obama is extending full constitutional due-process rights to a Somali terrorist. This sets a troubling precedent. Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was captured sometime in April on a boat traveling between Yemen and Somalia. He was detained on board a U.S. warship for two months and interrogated by...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 6th, 2011
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A senior member of Somalia’s Shebab insurgents was indicted Tuesday in New York on terror charges after being interrogated on a US warship for two months, officials said. Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was captured by the US military in the Gulf on April 19 and kept secretly aboard a US Navy ship at ...
By benim
In Europe
Mar 19th, 2011
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Plot linked to hardline Islamist terror cells in Yemen Fanatic: Computer expert Rajib Karim was – and is – ‘a committed jihadist’, according to the judge A British Airways computer expert was jailed for 30 years today for plotting to launch a 9/11-style terror attack from the ...
By benim
In Middle East
Nov 13th, 2010
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Tribal customs and a deadly ambivalence towards the West mean that the hunt for Anwar al-Awlaki will be long and frustrating. Sheikh Ahmed Shuraif certainly has the tools for the job the Americans and British want him to do. Kalashnikov rifles litter the floor of the spacious lounge where he and his ...
By benim
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Nov 10th, 2010
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The bomb found on the cargo plane at East Midlands Airport last month was timed to detonate over the eastern seaboard of the United States, Scotland Yard have said. The device, which was removed from a UPS aircraft by Leicestershire police officers shortly after 3.30am on October 29, was timed to go ...
By benim
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Nov 8th, 2010
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A U.S.-born radical Yemeni cleric has called for the killing of Americans in a new video posted on a radical Muslim website. Anwar al-Awlaki referred to Americans as “the devil,” adding that killing them does not require special religious permission known as a fatwa. Awlaki said in the 23...
By benim
In Middle East
Nov 4th, 2010
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One of the al-Qaeda plane bombs from the Yemen discovered by security services was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, it has been claimed. Anwar Al-Awlaki; America and the war on Yemen – talking about Omar Farooq Scotland Yard explosives officers found a device hidden in a pr...