Two alleged activists of the banned Al Qaeda in Indian Sub- continent, arrested from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, had major plans for expanding sleeper cells in the state, especially in the minority-dominated pockets in its north region, officials said on Friday.
Al Qaeda also put him on its hit list along with several literary and media figures it claimed insulted Islam.
Al-Zawahiri had overseen the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001 -- that killed 2,977 people -- along with Osama bin-Laden, who was killed by the US in 2011 in Pakistan.
The chilling threat issued by AQIS has alerted the security agencies in the country.
The Taliban takeover has made it more likely that Mohammed Salahaldin Abd El Halim Zidane, (alias Sayf-Al Adl), in the event that he succeeds al-Zawahiri, will have the option of establishing himself in Afghanistan to take up his new role, although one Member State has denied his presence in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The group has strengthened its positions in and around Kabul, where it conducts most of its attacks, targeting minorities, activists, government employees and personnel of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.
A United Nations Security Council report released earlier this week has once again established that a significant part of the leadership of Al Qaeda resides in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border region and that the terrorist organization, founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, and like-minded militants continue to celebrate developments in Afghanistan as a victory for the Taliban's cause and thus for global radicalism.
New Delhi/Washington: Former US President Barack Obama’s administration knowingly funded a sanctioned affiliate of the pan-Islamist banned terror outfit al-Qaeda, as per a recently released report of a US Senate committee. The report is based on a probe by the office of the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) into the Obama administration’s approval […]
Paris: Bah ag Moussa, a military leader of Al Qaeda’s North Africa wing, in Mali was killed on Friday by French forces, announced French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly. “This is a major success in the fight against terrorism that France is leading with its partners in the Sahel,” Xinhua news agency quoted Parly as […]
Islamabad: The US has retained Pakistan among the countries that tolerate religious discrimination, according to a State Department statement. The determination, made on December 18, includes Myanmar, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan among the states that have been re-designated as “Countries of Particular Concern (CPC)”, Dawn news reported on […]
Ranchi: The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Jharkhand Police has arrested an Al-Qaeda terrorist from Jamshedpur, a senior police officer said on Sunday. On a tip-off, a team of the ATS nabbed Mohammad Kallimuddin Muzahiri near Tatanagar railway station on Saturday, ATS Superintendent of Police, Vijaya Laxmi, told reporters here. Active with Al-Qaeda’s Indian sub-committee organisation, […]
Ranchi: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Jharkhand Police have arrested Al Qaeda terrorist Mohhamad Kalimuddin Mujahiri. “Kalimuddin is most wanted terrorist of Al Qaeda. He has been arrested from Tatanagar railway station. He was preparing and motivating the youths for jehad in Indian sub continent. “He used to send the fresh recruits to Pakistan for […]
San Francisco: Facebook removed more than 26 million pieces of content related to global terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda in the last two years, 99 per cent of which were proactively identified and removed before anyone reported it to the company. “We have identified a wide range of groups as terrorist […]
Washington: The United States is preparing to withdraw more than 5,000 of its troops from Afghanistan as part of an initial peace deal with the Taliban that would include a ceasefire and renunciation of Al-Qaeda, a media report said Thursday. The White House did not immediately respond to the news report. Later, the authorities denied […]
Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza, chosen heir to the leadership of Al-Qaeda, has been killed, US media reported citing American officials. NBC News said three US officials had confirmed they had information of Hamza bin Laden’s death, but gave no details of the place or date. Subsequently, The New York Times cited two US officials […]
New Delhi: India on Thursday dismissed Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri’s appeal to the ‘mujahideen’ in Kashmir to rain “unrelenting” blows on the Indian Army, saying the UN proscribed terrorist had been issuing such threats time and again and Indian security forces were fully capable of protecting the country. A day after a video emerged […]
Srinagar: An intelligence input about a major terror strike in Kashmir, reportedly shared by Pakistan, has prompted a high alert in the valley, a top security official said here on Sunday. The input talks about Al Qaeda’s plan to carry out the attack in Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, either before or during the […]
We had all hoped against hope that Abdul Rahman, who was arrested by Delhi Police in December, 2015 for his alleged links with Al Qaeda, was the last we would hear about terror’s connections in the Land of Jagannath. But that hope has been rudely shattered with the arrest of Kendrapara resident Habibur Rahman by […]
New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday informed a city court that Al-Qaeda tried to establish a base in Delhi through its operative Samiun Rahman, who was arrested in 2017 by the Delhi Police. The Britain-based Rahman had planned to fight for the Rohingya cause in Myanmar and entered India illegally via Beenapole border in […]
Islamabad: Osama bin Laden was supervising the plot to assassinate two-time Prime Minister and PPP leader Benazir Bhutto and for this the former Al Qaeda chief had shifted to Afghanistan, according to intelligence gathered by Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence, a media report said on her 10th death anniversary on Wednesday. According to a report in […]