al-Qaeda

  1. Sudan agrees to pay out families of bombed sailors

    Mary Harper

    Africa editor, BBC World Service

    Sudan has signed a deal to compensate the families of 17 American sailors who died when their ship, the USS Cole, was bombed at a port in Yemen in 2000.

    This is a key condition set by the US for Sudan to be removed from a terrorism blacklist. It is not clear how much Khartoum will pay.

    Al-Qaeda said it had carried out the attack in which the warship was rammed by a rubber dinghy packed with explosives.

    The US ruled Sudan was responsible because the two suicide bombers were trained in the country - an allegation denied by Khartoum.

    A US Navy Sailor stands guard on the USS Cole before its departure from the Norfolk Naval Station June 8, 2006 in Norfolk, Virginia.
    Image caption: The USS Cole left the Middle East for the first time since the bombing in 2006
  2. US kills key Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

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    Video caption: Qasim al-Raymi had been linked to a series of attacks on Western interests.

    Qasim al-Raymi, who had led the jihadist group since 2015, was killed in a US operation in Yemen.

  3. War in the Sahel

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    Video caption: France is leading the fight against jihadists in the Sahel

    France is leading the fight against jihadists in the Sahel. Louise Dewast tells Shaun Ley what it's up against.