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  • Dozens dead as Qaeda militants in Syria seize rebel base (US Taxpayer Funded Moderate Beheaders )

    02/28/2015 5:33:48 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 28 February 2015 | AFP
    <p>Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said.</p> <p>At least 29 fighters from the Western-armed Hazm movement were killed along with six Al-Nusra Front jihadists, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p>
  • Ringleader behind al Qaeda attack that killed US amb was Gitmo Detainee handed over to Libya by USA

    09/19/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 091912 | Daily Mail
    Sufyan Ben Qumu was classified as a 'medium to high' national security risk before his release from American custody Qumu reportedly was Osama bin Laden's driver and worked for the al-Qaeda founder's company in Sudan Libyans promised to keep him behind bars, but he was released in 2010 Qumu was a former Libyan army tank driver and became a leader of the rebels during the uprising A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was...
  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • Iraqis Arrest 10 Terrorism Suspects

    06/21/2010 9:25:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested 10 terrorism suspects in recent operations in Iraq with U.S. advisors, military officials reported. In southern Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi forces searched with U.S. advisors for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader who is believed to be involved in high-profile vehicle-borne bomb attacks and to have ties to the terror group’s senior leadership. They arrested two suspected criminal associates of the wanted man. Also yesterday, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors in eastern Mosul arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member with ties to the group’s senior leadership, along with two suspected...
  • Breaking: Adam Gadahn (the American Jihadist) Arrested In Pakistan

    03/07/2010 11:00:44 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 23 replies · 110+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 3/7/2010 | The Lid
    Today was a big day for Adam Gadahn known in terror-land Azzam the American. Gadahn is an American-born senior operative, cultural interpreter, spokesman and media adviser for al-Qaeda, and is believed to be a close associate of Osama bin Laden. This morning al-Qaeda's media arm released the latest propaganda video made by Gadahn (seen in the picture above) and later in the day it was announced that the American Traitor was arrested by the government of Pakistan. (I am not sure what he is doing in the photo but it looks like he is auditioning for a role in Fiddler...
  • Police Arrest al-Qaida Suspects in Northern Iraq

    12/01/2009 5:38:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 220+ views
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 1, 2009 – Iraqi police arrested 11 suspected members of the al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist group today during two joint security operations in northern Iraq. Near As Sadiyah, northeast of Baghdad, Iraqi police and U.S. advisors searched several buildings for an alleged al-Qaida in Iraq member believed to have ties to senior leadership. Based on preliminary questioning and evidence discovered on the premises, police identified and arrested the al-Qaida in Iraq member and six suspected criminal accomplices without incident. During a separate security operation conducted near Ad Duluiyah, northwest of Baghdad, Iraqi police arrested a suspected al-Qaida in...
  • Iraqi Police Arrest 15 with Alleged Al Qaida Ties

    11/30/2009 3:39:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 278+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2009 – Iraqi police and U.S. advisors apprehended 15 suspects with alleged ties to al Qaida in Iraq during operations in there in the past few days, military officials said. Iraqi police arrested four suspected members of al Qaida cells today in two joint security operations near Baghdad and Kirkuk, military officials said. In a joint security operation in Karmah, west of Baghdad, police apprehended an alleged associate of a car-bomb cell believed responsible for attacks targeting government buildings and civilians in the Iraqi capital. Police also arrested a suspected accomplice. During a separate operation in a...
  • Soldiers Capture ‘High-value’ Terror Suspect in Baghdad

    07/14/2009 4:27:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 450+ views
    BAGHDAD, July 14, 2009 – U.S. forces apprehended a wanted man suspected of being the leader of a bomb-making cell during a July 12 civil affairs mission west of Baghdad. Civil affairs officers from C Troop, 150th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, went to the man’s house July 12 to pay for damages to his front door caused during a previous attempt to capture the known criminal. The man attempted to flee through a field behind his house, but surrendered to pursuing C Troop soldiers, who transferred him to Iraqi army custody. The suspected criminal admitted he is a member of an...
  • The War Is Over: Federal courts have just surrendered in the war against radical Islam

    03/10/2009 4:20:57 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 33 replies · 1,632+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 10, 2009 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dealt a crushing blow to national defense. The three-judge panel’s ruling in al Odah v. United States has gotten scarce media attention. Perhaps that’s understandable: It’s a mind-numbing technical dispute over “discovery” in litigation, vying for attention against the socializing of our economy and the consequent collapse of the stock market. But the discovery in question is the most vital kind, namely, that of classified national-defense information. What is in dispute is how much sensitive intelligence we must share with enemies bent on annihilating Americans ... It is one...
  • Coalition Forces Detain Nine Suspects in Iraq

    08/25/2008 4:49:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 114+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2008 – Coalition forces in Iraq detained nine suspected terrorists, including five wanted men, during operations around the country targeting al-Qaida leaders yesterday and today, military officials reported. Using information from a July 9 operation, coalition forces today captured a man assessed to be a senior terrorist liaison in Abu Ghraib. The man is suspected of facilitating the movement of senior terrorist leaders in Baghdad and was detained with one additional suspect. In Mosul, coalition forces detained two suspected terrorists today, one of whom is a wanted man allegedly associated with several al-Qaida in Iraq leaders...
  • Hot Pursuit Into Pakistan?

    07/11/2008 6:09:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 88+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 11, 2008
    War On Terror: As Washington moves an aircraft carrier off Pakistan's coast, U.S. commandos are reportedly poised to launch raids against terror targets inside Pakistan. It's about time.It appears hawks within the Pentagon and CIA have won a long-running policy battle with risk-averse officials in the administration and diplomats at the State Department. The result is a more aggressive, go-it-alone policy in response to Pakistan's failure to disrupt terrorist training camps and cross-border attacks against our troops and the Afghan government. Politics and diplomacy had not produced the desired results, and they've had ample opportunity to work. For nearly seven...
  • Largest Terrorist Forum Admits Al Qaeda Defeat in Iraq

    07/06/2008 2:01:05 PM PDT · by jveritas · 59 replies · 814+ views
    July 6 2008 | jveritas
    We have won the war on terror in the Iraqi theater and there is no doubt about it. Not only that the events on the grounds absolutely prove our victory over Al Qaeda but now even Al Qaeda media is admitting defeat in Iraq. In a recent thread posted on Al Ekhlaas, the largest Al Qaeda forum on the internet, the author of the thread who is also a very prominent member of the terrorist forum admitted that Al Qaeda main battlefield against the US has now moved from Iraq to Afghanistan. In his thread “Qanas Al Jazeera” said that...
  • Mohammed, Two Other Defendants Reject U.S. Military Counsel

    06/05/2008 4:32:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 76+ views
    U.S. NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, June 5, 2008 – Three of five defendants accused of involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America rejected court-appointed legal counsel early on during their arraignment here today. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak bin Attash and Ramzi bin al-Shibh told military commission judge Marine Col. Ralph H. Kohlmann that they don’t want U.S. military lawyers to represent them at trial. Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al-Hawsawi also are slated to be told today of the nature of the charges against them, which include terrorism, conspiracy, hijacking and...
  • Sailors Uphold Guard Mission at Guantanamo

    02/15/2008 4:02:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 146+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Petty Officer 3rd Class William Weinert, USN
    GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Feb. 15, 2008 – When people think of Guantanamo Bay, often what comes to mind are camps filled with detainees and Army guards. However, another group of troops shares the detention mission of providing safe, humane care and custody with strict professionalism and high motivation. These are the guards of the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion. A Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion guard checks security inside Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s Camp Delta, Feb. 14, 2008. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class William Weinert, USN   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Navy unit here is relatively new....
  • Al Qaeda seen planning attack on U.S.

    02/06/2008 11:29:38 AM PST · by STARWISE · 119 replies · 208+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 2-6-08 | Sara A. Carter
    Senior al Qaeda leaders have diverted operatives from Iraq across the globe and are increasing preparations to strike the United States, senior intelligence officials told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence yesterday. They said the terrorists had plans to attack the White House as recently as 2006. "Al Qaeda is improving the last key aspect of its ability to attack the U.S. — the identification, training and positioning of operatives for an attack in the homeland," said Michael McConnell, director of national intelligence, which oversees all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. "While increased security measures at home and abroad have caused...
  • Coalition targets al-Qaeda in Iraq networks; five killed, 16 detained

    01/23/2008 1:54:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 176+ views
    MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ ^ | January 23, 2008 | MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Forces killed five terrorists and detained 16 suspects Tuesday and today during operations targeting al-Qaeda networks in central and northern Iraq. Coalition forces conducted an operation east of Samarra near the Hamrin Mountains Tuesday targeting an alleged al-Qaeda in Iraq member involved in terrorist media and propaganda operations. The targeted individual is reportedly associated with numerous al-Qaeda in Iraq senior leaders, as well as a suspect detained Monday for his involvement in the terrorist networks in Tarmiyah and Baghdad (see MNF-I press release A080121a, “Coalition significantly disrupts al-Qaeda networks: two killed; 18 detained,” dated Jan. 21, 2008).During...
  • Reconciliation in Iraq: Don't Hold Your Breath

    01/17/2008 6:44:18 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 5 replies · 223+ views
    U.S. Naval Institue Proceedings ^ | January 2008 | Colonel Norvell B. DeAtkine, U.S. Army (Retired)
    Reconciliation in Iraq: Don't Hold Your Breath By Colonel Norvell B. DeAtkine, U.S. Army (Retired) The war-torn nation is a victim of its tortured history. The word "reconciliation" has become a synonym for success in Iraq. It was enshrined as the centerpiece of the 18 benchmarks imposed on the Iraqi government by domestic American political pressures, presumably to have some measure of success or failure in an unpopular conflict. The concept as enunciated in the troop surge was that the calming of Baghdad would give the Iraqi politicians time to work out the differences between the various sectarian demands. The...
  • Why we are in Iraq

    01/04/2008 4:23:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 135+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Col. Charles J. Westgate III
    1/4/2008 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- We all had many different reasons for joining the military, but since Sept. 11, I know we all joined or re-enlisted knowing that we are at war with the terrorists. But, why are we still fighting in Iraq and putting our lives in jeopardy? To shed some light on this question, I want to provide some of my personal thoughts and avoid the politics of the issue. I will not debate whether Saddam had weapons of mass destruction at the beginning of the Operation Iraqi Freedom, nor will I argue whether Saddam killed innocent...
  • First signs of hope appear in Iraq

    12/28/2007 3:29:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 221+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/28/07 | Robert H. Reid - ap
    BAGHDAD - Former Sunni insurgents are signing up to fight al-Qaida, Shiite militias have toned down attacks, commerce is reviving and monthly casualty counts are falling. But the failure of Iraq's leaders to strike power-sharing deals raises questions whether the progress can survive after America begins sending its troops home next year. Nearly a year after the U.S. gambled by pouring troops into Iraq's capital, there is finally cause for hope that the worst of the Iraq war may have passed, even if the endgame takes longer than Americans and Iraqis want. The political rivalries between Sunnis and Shiites that...
  • The Taliban Unveil Their Own Stealth Bomber

    12/26/2007 10:02:09 AM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 450+ views
    Written by CJTF-82 Operations    Wednesday, 26 December 2007 The United States Air Force unveiled their F117 Nighthawk over the skies of Iraq in 1991; it has since been joined by the B2 Spirit. Both aircraft use stealth technology intended to aid its penetration role in order to survive extremely dense anti-aircraft defenses otherwise considered impenetrable by combat aircraft. The Taliban unveiled their own “Stealth Bomber” yesterday in Jalalabad, Nangarhar as a 50 year old woman was apprehended at a security checkpoint wearing a suicide vest. Evading radar isn’t an issue for the technology eschewing Taliban, Police and security...