Where is the Saudi crown prince? Al Qaida warns over ‘sinful projects’

Where is the Saudi crown prince? Al Qaida warns over ‘sinful projects’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2018 Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has warned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for “corrupting” Saudi society with “sinful projects” including wrestling matches, re-opening movie theaters and allowing women to drive. “The new era of bin Salman replaced mosques with movie theaters,” the Yemen-based terrorist group said in […]

Al Qaida declares war over Jerusalem: ‘Rise and attack Jews and Americans everywhere’

Al Qaida declares war over Jerusalem: ‘Rise and attack Jews and Americans everywhere’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was “a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war” and all Muslims have a duty to “liberate” the holy city, a senior Al Qaida leader said in a video released on Jan. 22. “No Muslim has the right […]

U.S. airstrike kills Al Qaida leader in Yemen

U.S. airstrike kills Al Qaida leader in Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2017 A top Al Qaida leader and two of his associates were killed in a June 16 U.S. airstrike on a jihadist stronghold in Yemen’s Shabwa province, the Pentagon said. Abu Khattab al-Awlaqi was emir for Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Shabwa, and was responsible for planning […]

Trump: ‘Highly successful’ Yemen raid on group tied to San Bernardino attack produced ‘vital intelligence’

Trump: ‘Highly successful’ Yemen raid on group tied to San Bernardino attack produced ‘vital intelligence’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 1, 2017 The U.S. special operations raid in Yemen in which Navy SEAL Ryan Owens lost his life was highly successful and resulted in “large amounts of vital intelligence,” President Donald Trump said on Feb. 28 in his address to a joint session of Congress. “Ryan died as he lived: A […]

U.S. strikes kill Al Qaida militants as Yemen oil refinery resumes operations

U.S. strikes kill Al Qaida militants as Yemen oil refinery resumes operations

by WorldTribune Staff, September 7, 2016 Three American counterterror strikes over a two week period killed 13 Al Qaida jihadists in Yemen, the U.S. military said on Sept. 6. The strikes, carried out from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, targeted Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operatives in central Yemen’s Shabwah Governorate, U.S. Central […]

Al Qaida attack on Yemen port city thwarted; Houthis retake ground from government forces

Al Qaida attack on Yemen port city thwarted; Houthis retake ground from government forces

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2016 Yemeni government forces foiled an attempted terror attack by Al Qaida in the port city of Mukalla which the terror organization recently lost control of. Security forces found an explosives-laden car that Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was planning to blow up near an administrative headquarters in […]

ISIL, Al Qaida both claim credit for suicide strikes in Yemen

ISIL, Al Qaida both claim credit for suicide strikes in Yemen

Special to WorldTribune.com Both Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Al Qaida claimed responsibility for a series of deadly suicide bombings in Yemen in the past two days. At least 15 Yemeni troops were killed as ISIL jihadists unleashed three bombings and engaged in a gun battle outside the southeastern port city of […]

Saudi coalition forces Al Qaida out from key Yemen port city

Saudi coalition forces Al Qaida out from key Yemen port city

Special to WorldTribune.com About 2,000 Saudi-led coalition troops launched an offensive that drove Al Qaida jihadists from their Yemeni stronghold on April 24. More than 800 Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters were killed and the remainder fled as the force of Yemeni and Emirati troops advanced on the port city of Mukalla, […]

Airstrikes reportedly hit Al Qaida camp in Yemen

Airstrikes reportedly hit Al Qaida camp in Yemen

Special to WorldTribune.com Warplanes struck an Al Qaida camp in southern Yemen on April 3, a local official said. The official said four air strikes targeted Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) near the port city of Mukalla on Yemen’s south coast. Several jihadists were killed and many more injured in the attack. Though […]

Drone strike in Yemen kills Al Qaida commander who reportedly defected to ISIL

Drone strike in Yemen kills Al Qaida commander who reportedly defected to ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com An Al Qaida commander who is said to have defected to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen. Jalal Baleedi, who had previously run Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operations in southern Yemen, was killed while traveling in a car with […]