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Trump confirms death of al-Qaida heir Hamza bin Laden

Trump confirms death of al-Qaida heir Hamza bin Laden

14 Sep 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counterterrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. "The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al-Qaeda of important leadership skills ...

Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for Muslim attacks on West

Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for Muslim attacks on West

11 Sep 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called Wednesday on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online activity of jihadist groups, reported that in a video released by ...

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Blast heard near U.S. Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

Blast heard near U.S. Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

10 Sep 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

A large explosion rocked Afghanistan's capital near the U.S. Embassy just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. A plume of smoke rose over Kabul just after midnight and sirens could be heard. Inside the embassy, employees heard this ...