Islamists Try to Firm Grip on Syria Regions
Rebels led by Islamist groups—some with links to al Qaeda—are trying to strengthen their control in northeastern and eastern Syria along the Iraqi border as the Assad regime decides whether to dispatch its overstretched troops to remote areas.
French and Chad Forces Bear Down on Militants in Mali
Chad’s president confirmed the death of the toughest and most ruthless of the Al Qaeda commanders in the region.
Mistrust Blunts U.S. Africa Strategy
Nigeria is America's strategic linchpin in West Africa, a new front-line region in the battle against al Qaeda, but U.S. and Nigerian authorities don't fully trust each other.
Middle East: Drone Strike Kills 2 in Yemen
Two men suspected of being insurgents linked to Al Qaeda were killed in a drone strike in Yemen’s eastern region of Hadramawt.
Drone Strike Killing Suspected al-Qaeda Operative Leaves Woman Dead, Child Wounded
A US drone strike in Pakistan touted in corporate media reports as killing a "senior al Qaeda leader" has also killed a civilian and wounded a child. The drone attack happened on Thursday in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan, which borders Afghanistan, and killed 46-year-old Abdel Rehman al-Hussainan, also known as Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti.