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an intensely anti-western terrorist network that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist group; has cells in more than 50 countries
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- Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects in Yemen
Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western "crusaders". The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, and President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has defended their use, despite critic Read more on this news related to 'Qaeda'
- Yemen drone strike 'kills 15 Qaeda suspects, 3 civilians'
A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said. The three civilians were passing by in another car. The United States is the only country that operates drones in Yemen, but officials rarely discuss the covert programme. Last month, Yemen Read more on this news related to 'Qaeda'
- Qaeda chief calls for unity as jihadist schism deepens
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for unity in a new interview amid widening divisions with a rival jihadist organisation rooted in the Syrian civil war. The interview, which the SITE monitoring service dated to between February and April, was released after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) accused Al-Qaeda of having "deviated from t Read more on this news related to 'Qaeda'