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  • Report says al-Zawahiri hiding in Karachi with ISI aid

    04/22/2017 2:54:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    rediff.com ^ | Saturday, April 22, 2017 | Lalit K Jha, PTI
    Egyptian-born Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, is most likely hiding in Karachi under the protection of Pakistan's notorious spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence, a United States media report said. 'Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency has been protecting al-Zawahiri, a trained surgeon, since US forces evicted Al-Qaeda from Afghanistan in late 2001,' Newsweek said in a major investigative story claiming that its information is based on several authoritative sources. 'His most likely location today, they say: Karachi, the teeming port city of 26 million people on the Arabian Sea,' the weekly said. This is for the first...
  • Islamic Movement in U.S. Preparing for Battle

    04/18/2017 7:54:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Understanding The Threat ^ | September 13, 2016 | John Guandolo
    September 13, 2016 Islamic Movement in U.S. Preparing for Battle For UTT followers who are accustomed to brief articles, this is a longer article because it needs to be. This is an important topic and needs a little more attention. Please read this carefully because the implications are significant. JG As UTT has continually reported, there exists in the United States a significant jihadi movement led primarily by the Muslim Brotherhood whose organizations include the most prominent and influential Islamic groups in America. The Islamic Movement in the U.S. continues their daily work of preparing for the coming battle...
  • Al Qaeda Quietly Expands in South Asia

    04/16/2017 2:26:41 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    The Cipher Brief ^ | 14 Apr 17 | BENNETT SEFTEL
    While al Qaeda’s affiliates in North Africa, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen continue to grab headlines, the terrorist network has surreptitiously expanded eastward, entrenching itself throughout the Indian subcontinent. Al Qaeda in the India Subcontinent was officially born in September 2014 when al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri released a video announcing the creation of an al Qaeda affiliate spanning Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. Zawahari said the objective of AQIS is to “raise the flag of jihad, return the Islamic rule, and empowering the Shariah of Allah across the Indian subcontinent.” Zawahiri also appointed Asim Umar, a former commander in...
  • Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria

    04/15/2017 9:56:16 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/15/2017 | BBC
    A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from government-held towns in Syria, killing at least 39 people. It shattered coaches and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies including children, as the convoy waited in rebel territory near Aleppo. Russian troops have reportedly moved to shield rebel evacuees from retaliation. Thousands of evacuees from both sides of Syria's civil war have been stuck in hostile territory since Friday. The "Four Towns" deal brokered by Iran and Qatar was meant to relieve suffering in besieged towns.........
  • ‘Abu Sayyaf chief plans to surrender’

    04/14/2017 5:36:59 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 23 replies
    Gulf Today ^ | 15 Apr 17 | Manolo B. Jara
    A senior military officer revealed that the head of the Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf terror group, who carries a $1 million cash reward of his head offered by the US, planned to surrender because he was “already old.” Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, the head of the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincon), said the plan of Radulah Sahiron, the Abu Sayyaf leader, to surrender was relayed to him by Moro elders from the island province of Sulu. Aside from his advancing age, Galvez said Sahiron also expressed concern over the unabated “search and destroy” operation launched by the military against him...
  • New Ways of Responding to Extremist Islam

    04/10/2017 8:25:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | April 10, 2017 | Guile Meotti
    Ronald Reagan's major achievement in his long war against the Soviet Union: presenting communism as a joke -- exposing the lies of the Soviet regime, exposing the misery under which its people were living, and explaining why Western values were preferable to Communist ones. This is exactly what the West, Hirsi Ali explains, should be doing with radical Islam. Western civilization is a humanist vision in which Christianity integrated Jewish wisdom, Greek philosophy and Roman law, thereby giving Western culture its distinctive character: freedom of speech and of the press, equal justice under law, the primacy of the individual, separation...
  • Relationships between major Syrian militant organizations, 2011-2016

    04/09/2017 9:35:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Stanford University has a set of very informative web pages containing descriptions of various militant groups. The information is presented as an interactive map showing relationships between groups, leaders, and major battles. There is a wealth of information available. For example, this screen capture shows a map of the relationships between al Nusra, IS, AQ, and the Free Syrian Army.
  • Judge drops 2 charges against 9/11 suspects at Gitmo

    04/09/2017 10:42:25 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9 Apr 17 | Unattributed
    A military judge on Friday dismissed two relatively minor charges against the five prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center who have been accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Army Col. James Pohl accepted a defense argument that the five-year statute of limitations had run out on two non-capital charges: attacking civilian objects and destruction of property.
  • Trump drone strike OBLITERATES Al Qaeda terror tyrant who killed US military personnel

    03/25/2017 10:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | March 26, 2017 | Vincent Wood
    The Pentagon has revealed a US air strike in Afghanistan earlier in the week killed al Qaeda militant Qari Yasin, a well known figure in the Pakistani Taliban. Along with plotting an attack which killed two military personnel, Yasin was believed to have been the mastermind behind a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said: “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice.” Yasin was believed to have been responsible for a 2008 bombing on a hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan,...
  • U.S. Raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen Led to Laptop Ban on Flights, Officials Say

    03/21/2017 8:18:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 21, 2017 | JANA WINTER, CLIVE IRVING
    Three intelligence sources told The Daily Beast that the ban on carry-on electronics aboard U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in North Africa and the Middle East was the result of information seized during a U.S. raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen in January. The United Kingdom joined the U.S. ban Tuesday. Information from the raid shows al Qaeda's successful development of compact, battery bombs that fit inside laptops or other devices believed to be strong enough to bring down an aircraft, the sources said. The battery bombs would need to be manually triggered, a source explained, which is why the...
  • Trump Administration Kills GITMO Detainee Released by Barack Obama

    03/16/2017 10:47:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/06/2017 | Justin Holcomb
    An airstrike authorized by the Trump administration against an al Queda outpost in Yemen has killed a former detainee from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba who was released in 2009."We can confirm the death of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Yasir al Silmi," said Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.This means that President Donald Trump has killed a foreign combatant that was released under the authority of Barack Obama. . .
  • Jihadists launch multiple suicide bombings in Libya

    10/03/2014 8:11:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 10/3/2014 | Caleb Weiss
    The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council has taken responsibility for a series of suicide bombings in and around the restive city of Benghazi yesterday that targeted forces loyal to former Libyan general Khalifa Hiftar. The attacks killed dozens of Libyan soldiers at the Benina International Airport and four more in a separate attack on a checkpoint in Qubah, east of Benghazi. Al Arabiya reported that "two cars loaded with explosives targeted a military checkpoint near Benina International Airport in Benghazi." According to Al Jazeera, the airport houses "heavy weaponry" which the militants are fighting to obtain. Al Jazeera also claims that...
  • "Useless" Yemen Raid Gave Us Names of Al Qaeda Terrorists in the West

    03/03/2017 10:16:04 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 3, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Remember that "worthless" Yemen raid that produced "no actionable intelligence" and was a complete "failure". Aside from yielding the numbers of hundreds of Al Qaeda terrorists. Including some in the West. Several US officials told CNN Thursday that the US is now taking action to locate and monitor hundreds of people or "contacts" found as part the intelligence retrieved during the deadly raid last month in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Some of these people are believed to be in the West, but not in the United States
  • Deputy al Qaeda leader killed In Syria

    02/27/2017 9:29:37 PM PST · by gandalftb · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | February 27, 2017 | Hamdi Alkhshali and Barbara Starr
    Abu al Khayr al-Masri, the No. 2 man for al Qaeda behind leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been killed by a missile strike in Idlib, Syria, according to multiple sources. Two US officials said al-Masri was killed in an attack directed by the US intelligence community. Abdallah al-Muhaysini, a senior member of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, acknowledged the death in a eulogy posted on his official Telegram channel.
  • Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Killed 'Blind Sheikh' in Prison, Calls for 'Violent Revenge'

    02/22/2017 5:46:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda accused the United States of withholding necessary medication from "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died behind bars Saturday. They also released a final statement from the sheikh complaining of strip searches that explored his private parts "front and back," claiming that he could be poisoned behind bars and calling for "the most powerful and violent revenge" in the event of his demise. Abdel-Rahman, 78, was serving a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, in North Carolina. He had been blinded at a young age by diabetes, and...
  • America Is Safer, in Less Than a Month

    02/18/2017 7:11:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 18, 2017 | Robert E. Heiler
    Consider this: What can we predict about the immediate political fallout if a substantial jihadist attack on American soil were to happen tomorrow? Answer: As we saw following 9/11, the visceral response is to rally around the flag; to see clearly the truth that despite our diverse spectrum of interests and opinions, there is much more connecting us than separating us. But the partisanship of the moment would profoundly affect the internal contours of that response. For starters, the response of President Donald Trump would mostly likely be predictable, somewhat juvenile, and entirely correct: “I told you so.” It is...
  • Pak is Al Qaeda's 'home': US lawmakers

    02/16/2017 11:15:49 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Lalit K Jha
    Al Qaeda has used America's 'preoccupation' with the Islamic State to regain strength in South Asia and preparing to spread its ideology in India from its 'home' in western Pakistan, top United States lawmakers have warned. "Al Qaeda has never changed, and it still sees itself in what it conceives as an existential struggle against the West and against the United States in particular," Bruce Hoffman, Director Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, told members of the House Armed Services Committee. "I think that it's taken advantage of our preoccupation with ISIS (Islamic State) to rebuild its strength, particularly...
  • Charity Islamic Relief USA: strong ties to terrorism and US refugees

    06/10/2015 3:09:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 6/8/15 | Alessandra Gennarelli
    The largest U.S. Muslim Charity, which has been linked to terrorism finance, is now playing a role in helping to settle refugees from terror torn Syria. Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is an affiliate of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), the largest international Islamic charity in the world, with a $240 million operating budget, nearly 300 employees, chapters in more than 12 countries with their own multi-billion dollar budgets, and operations in over 30 countries, all based in Birmingham, England.IRUSA specializes in refugee assistance and has a history of working with the United Nations and specifically the United Nations Relief and Works...
  • Alleged 9/11 Plotter Blasts Obama in Letter From Guantanamo

    02/09/2017 2:23:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 9 February 2017
    The man who says he was the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack seeks to justify the plot as a “natural reaction” to US foreign policy in a blistering letter sent to then President Barack Obama from the Guantanamo prison. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, one of five Guantanamo prisoners facing trial by military commission for their alleged roles in the hijacking plot, also writes in the letter released Wednesday that it does not matter to him if he receives a life sentence or the death penalty from the tribunal. “If your court sentences me to life in prison, I will...
  • The president takes on ISIS

    02/11/2017 8:25:18 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    Readers' Forum In his Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 2017, President Trump said: "We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth." Then, on Jan. 28, President Trump issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum, directing the Secretary of Defense, and other officials in his administration, to develop, within 30 days, a comprehensive strategy and plans to defeat ISIS. Relevant in this context, is the following new book published in December 2016: "The Muhammad Code: How a Desert Prophet Brought You ISIS,...