Embassy threat indicative of growing al Qaeda ambitions: Study
Washington: A recent study by a US defense and security consultancy has revealed that al Qaeda has by some measures become larger since the deadly 9/11 attack but has become less cohesive as its goals have shifted from attacking the American homeland to achieving narrower goals.
According to RAND Corp. terrorism expert Seth Jones, the militant group wants to establish Islamic emirates in specific countries or regions, though they may be agnostic about a broader violent jihad, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
The recent terror threat has forced closures of 19 US embassies in Middle East along with a month-long travel alert for all Americans abroad shows how al Qaeda`s threat to the US has evolved since 9/11 and how the US response has evolved too.
The report said that the closures are indicative of the persistent threat of the terror group and perhaps also an indicator of how its aspirations have changed since the 9/11.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- What Muslims think about Ram Mandir issue?
- Anti-Romeo squad launched: Has moral policing started in UP?
- Martyrs' Day: Nation remembers Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru for their sacrifice
- London terrorist attack leaves five dead, including police officer
- Do not put unnecessary pressure on police: PM Modi tells UP BJP MPs
- Hukumdev Narain Yadav to be new Vice-President of India?
- 400 Trinamool Congress members including many TMC stalwarts join BJP in Tripura
- Unable to meet educational expenses, Muslim girl writes to PM Narendra Modi – Know what happened next
- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru were hanged on 23 March 1931 – This is how PM Modi paid tribute today
- Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Prateek, his daughter-in-law Aparna meet UP CM Yogi Adityanath - Know why