Asim Umar - updates

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South Asia region Al-Qaeda chief killed in Afghanistan – officials

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Afghan officials confirm that Asim Umar, who led Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent from its inception in 2014, was killed during a September 23 raid on a Taliban compound in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province

US adds Al-Qaeda South Asia affiliate to 'terror' list

Jun 30, 2016 - 11:21 PM

The State Department designates AQIS a foreign terrorist organization and its leader Indian born Asim Umar a specially designated global terrorist

India on alert as Al-Qaeda opens South Asia front

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:39 PM

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri says the new operation would take the fight to Myanmar Bangladesh and India which has a large but traditionally moderate Muslim population

Asim Umar, head of new Al-Qaeda branch

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Umar is named by Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri in a video message as the leader of the network s new operation which will try to rouse fighters in India Bangladesh and Myanmar

This still image from video obtained on October 26, 2012 courtesy of the Site Intelligence Group shows Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri speaking in a video. AFP PHOTO / Site Intelligence Group

Al-Qaeda declares new branch in Indian subcontinent

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:10 AM

In a video posted online Ayman al Zawahiri says the new force would crush the artificial borders dividing Muslim populations in the region