John F Lehman said there was an 'awful lot of participation' by Saudi officials supporting the al-Qaeda plot
The jihadist force's reputation is being cleaned up, to suggest it is deserving of CIA support
American officials are no longer so dismissive of reports about al-Qaeda’s growing presence
Ansar Al Islam says two men it claims to have murdered were 'pioneers of practicing and promoting homosexuality'
However, the truce - whatever its inadequacies - is the most serious attempt yet to stop the fighting that has left the country fragmented and allowed al-Qaeda to take hold of territory
The attack was one of the bloodiest since the start of a partial ceasefire more than a month ago
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His wife fears he could be susceptible to blackmail
The American military took a shot at the al-Qaeda operative, aka Mr Marlboro, but could never confirm his demise
Isis-linked militants killed more than 60 people after crossing the border last year
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Jalal Baleedi and his aides were reportedly travelling in a car targeted by a missile
Family and colleagues pay tribute to a talented young photographer, shot dead by four heavily-armed thugs in an al-Qaeda attack on a popular café in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Salah Farah and other passengers refused to seperate along religious lines because they knew Christians would be massacred
The couple were taken from their home in Djibo by an armed group overnight
Soldiers had been searching the Yibi Hotel and surrounding areas for more militants