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Bin Laden documents: worry over IS tactics, ‘aging’ Al-Qaeda

WASHINGTON: Months before his death, Osama Bin ┬áLaden fretted about the Islamic State group's impatient, violent tactics and the fading of Al-Qaeda, documents released by the CIA Thursday showed. The latest release from the trove of documents found when Navy Seals stormed the Al-Qaeda chief's secret Pakistan compound and killed him in 2011 show Bin Laden trying to keep his followers around the world aligned in his war against the United States. They also reveal a worried father warning his sons that they could be…

US strike killed Afghanistan Al-Qaeda leader Qahtani: official

WASHINGTON: The US military confirmed on Friday it had killed Al-Qaeda's emir for north-eastern Afghanistan during an air strike last month, in a major blow to the group as it seeks to re-establish safe havens in the country. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook described the assault that killed Farouq al-Qahtani as a "precision strike" and said it took place on October 23 in Kunar, Afghanistan. "This successful strike is another example of US operations to degrade international terrorist networks and target terrorist leaders…