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terrorism

Kenyan national sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to provide material support to 'terrorist organizations,' per US Justice Department - @Reuters

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Yemen crisis

5 al-Qaida suspects killed in suspected US drone attack on house in group's stronghold of Mukalla, Yemen - @France24_en

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Syrian civil war

Alleged Syrian war recruiter loses Sydney court challenge; man charged with violating Australia's law against 'Foreign Incursions and Recruitment' - @AP

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Yemen crisis

Yemen officials say al-Qaida seizes key neighborhoods in southern port city of Aden - @AP

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Syrian civil war

Al Qaida affiliate in Syria releases 7 US-backed rebels - @thehill

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Syria

Al-Qaeda in Syria frees several US-trained rebels, group says in statement - @AFP

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al-Qaida

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief Mullah Mansour - @Jerusalem_Post

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NSA surveillance programs leaked

NSA used domestic phone records program to search for Iran-backed operatives, not just Al Qaeda, according to documents obtained by @nytimes

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Yemen crisis

Suspected US drone strike kills 5 al-Qaida militants in Yemen - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

At least 8 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes on Syrian rebel-held arms depot, activists say - @AFP

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Middle East

Treasury Department targets 2 Qataris suspected of financing al-Qaida throughout Middle East - @AP_Politics

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Yemen

Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen calls for more attacks against US, Western powers - @cnnbrk

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Al-Nusra Front

Al-Qaeda-led court kills 10 in Aleppo, activists say - @AFP

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Syrian civil war

US State Department spokesman on why US government can't confirm reports US-trained commander abducted: 'Quite frankly, it's Syria. We don't have eyes on the ground' - @HannahAllam

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Yemen crisis

Drone strike kills 4 suspected al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen, local officials and residents say - @Reuters

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War in Afghanistan (2015)

US military: Al-Qaida member in charge of suicide bombings and operations involving explosives is killed by an airstrike - @nytimes

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Fight against Islamic State militants

White House press secretary declines to say whether President Obama agrees with FBI director that Islamic State is greater threat than al-Qaida - @anitakumar01

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Fight against Islamic State militants

FBI chief says Islamic State poses a bigger threat to US than al-Qaida - @NBCNews

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Syria

Editor's note: Muhsin al-Fadhli, who was killed in Syria on July 8, per the US military, was described as a key al-Qaida figure. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said al-Fadhli was one of the few al-Qaida leaders who had advance knowledge of the September 2001 attacks. - Tom

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Syria

Longtime Al-Qaida operative Muhsin al-Fadhli killed in a strike in Syria on July 8, per US military - @Reuters

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