A US District Court judge has dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia that it provided material support to Al-Qaeda ahead of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, ruling that the country has sovereign immunity. In the aftermath of 9/11, some relatives of the more than 3,000 deceased victims sought billions of dollars in damages from companies, countries ‒ including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ‒ and organizations accused of aiding Al-Qaeda and other terror groups in carrying out the hijackings. In 2003, the 9/11 Commission found that there was no evidence that Saudi Arabia helped finance Al-Qaeda. Source: Judge tosses … Continue reading Judge tosses 9/11 suit against #SaudiArabia, citing sovereign immunity
BEIRUT (AFP) – A group of mainly Central Asian jihadists fighting in Syria on Wednesday declared allegiance to Al-Qaeda’s offshoot in the country to battle the regime, its ally Russia and a US-led coalition.Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar — which includes Chechens, Uzbeks and Tajiks — first appeared in Syria in 2012 and has around 1,500 fighters in the northern province of Aleppo. “Those who follow the course of events in Syria noticed the ferocity of the war against our brothers… and the alignment of the infidels, the Nusayris, the rawafed, the Russians and the Crusaders,” said a statement posted online.Nusayri is a … Continue reading #Breaking Central Asia #jihadists in #Syria declare allegiance to #Qaeda (Al Qaeda)
US military officials on Wednesday denied reports that the latest batch of American-trained Syrian rebels had defected to an Al-Qaeda affiliate.The Pentagon is under intense scrutiny over its “train-and-equip” program in which moderate Syrian rebels are given instruction and … Continue reading US Military Denies Defection of #Syria rebels to #AlNusra ; #Tax Dollars Well Spent?
Al Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for lone wolf attacks in the US and the west.In an audio recording posted on Sunday, the terrorist group’s boss called on Muslims to “harm the countries of the crusader coalition”. He ordered his followers to “focus on moving the war to the heart of the homes and cities of the crusader West and specifically America”. Source: Al Qaeda Calls For Lone Wolf Attacks On West Continue reading Al Qaeda Calls For Lone Wolf Attacks On West
“The ongoing rivalry between ISIS and Al Qaeda has reached new heights this week, with ISIS distributing “Wanted Dead” posters for several key Al Qaeda commanders – including the group’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri The posters began circulating earlier in August and were apparently the work of ISIS’s official branch in Libya. ISIS has been fighting various other militias for control in the North African country, which has slipped into a state of lawlessness after the ouster of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.” ISIS Offers Reward for Killing Al Qaeda Leader – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva. Continue reading ISIS Offers Reward for Killing Al Qaeda Leader #Irony