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  • Al-Qaida branch confirms its No. 2 killed in Yemen

    07/17/2013 4:56:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 42 replies
    The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida confirmed on Wednesday that the group's No. 2 figure, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Yemen says key al-Qaeda chief Said al-Shihri killed

    09/10/2012 8:32:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | September 10, 2012
    Said al-Shihri, described as the second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has been killed in an operation in southern Yemen, government officials say. Al-Shihri was reportedly killed with six others in the Hadramawt area.
  • NORTH CAROLINA MUSLIM ADMITS WORKING WITH AL QAEDA: "Proud to be an American Traitor"

    10/12/2010 1:12:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 100 replies
    JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | October 11, 2010 | By Hetz Shahor
    SNIPPET - quote: October 11, 2010 North Carolina Muslim Admits Working with al Qaeda: "Proud to be an American Traitor" [Full text] ****Jawa Report Exclusive**** I think we can quit with the speculation about where he went and why Update by Rusty: The full text of Khan's story can be found at the end of this post. (Excerpt) Read more at mypetjawa.mu.nu ...
  • AL-QAEDA VOWS TO BLOCK STRATEGIC AL-MANDAB STRAIT

    02/19/2010 10:57:29 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 23 replies · 809+ views
    Al-Qaeda has never attempted to seize and hold strategic territory, but this may be about to change, according to an audiotape message from the deputy leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). In the 12-minute statement, Sa’id al-Shihri (a.k.a. Sufyan al-Azidi) outlined a new strategy that would involve Islamist fighters from Somalia working in coordination with AQAP fighters in Yemen to secure both sides of the vital strait (al-Malahim Establishment for Media Production, February 8). Some 30% of the world’s annual trade passes through the narrow Bab al-Mandab (“The Gate of Tears,” thanks to its navigational hazards). Passing Djibouti...
  • Yemeni forces launch attack on al-Qaeda operatives

    12/24/2009 2:19:07 PM PST · by myknowledge · 17 replies · 990+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2009 | Sudarsan Raghavan and Gred Jaffe
    SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni forces, backed by the United States, launched an attack Thursday on a meeting of al-Qaeda operatives where a Yemeni American preacher linked to the suspected gunman in the Fort Hood attacks might have been present, U.S. and Yemeni officials said. The strike on an alleged al-Qaeda hideout in southeastern Yemen killed at least 30 suspected militants and was the second such assault in the past week, according to Yemeni security and government sources. One of the possible meeting participants was Anwar al-Aulaqi, a U.S. citizen and extremist preacher who exchanged e-mails with the Army psychiatrist suspected...
  • Former Guantanamo detainee now al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula's Mufti

    12/04/2009 2:03:49 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 661+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | December 3, 2009 11:02 PM | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "A former Guantanamo detainee has emerged as a leading ideologue and theologian for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – one of the strongest al Qaeda affiliates in the world. Ibrahim Suleiman al Rubaish was captured by Pakistani authorities in late 2001 and then handed over to American officials who transferred him to Guantanamo. Rubaish was held there until Dec. 13, 2006, when he was transferred to Saudi Arabia and placed in the Saudi rehabilitation program for jihadists. At some point, Rubaish escaped from Saudi Arabia by fleeing south to Yemen. In February 2009, the Saudi...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • Slaughter of Foreigners in Yemen Bears Mark of Former Gitmo Detainee, Say Experts

    06/20/2009 8:34:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 1,386+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 20, 2009 | Jana Winter
    The fate of three of nine foreigners abducted in Yemen last week is known — their bodies were found, shot execution style. The whereabouts of the other six — including three children under the age of 6 — remain a mystery. But terrorism experts say their abductors and killers are almost certainly not a mystery. They say the crimes bear the mark of Al Qaeda, and they fear they are the handiwork of the international terror organization's No. 2 man in the Arabian Peninsula: Said Ali al-Shihri, an Islamic extremist who once was in American custody — but who was...
  • Olbermaniac says al-Qaeda leader is innocent furniture salesman

    01/27/2009 7:06:10 PM PST · by slomark · 13 replies · 556+ views
    Don’t look now, but Keith Olbermann’s synapses are misfiring again. The background: former Gitmo prisoner Said Ali al-Shihri, who was released in 2007, has received a plum promotion. He’s now an al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. According to Olbermann’s latest lunacy, al-Shihri was innocently skipping through the desert picking flowers when he was detained. Only after being unfairly imprisoned did he begin working his way up international terrorism’s corporate ladder. “But perhaps the real question is,” the Olbermaniac said,
  • Freed by U.S. (former Gitmo detainee), Saudi Becomes a Qaeda Chief

    01/22/2009 8:15:01 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 34 replies · 1,055+ views
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 22, 2009 | ROBERT F. WORTH
    The emergence of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee as the deputy leader of Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch has underscored the potential complications in carrying out the executive order President Obama signed Thursday that the detention center be shut down within a year. The militant, Said Ali al-Shihri, is suspected of involvement in a deadly bombing of the United States Embassy in Yemen's capital, Sana, in September. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 and passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen. His status was announced in an Internet statement by...
  • Two Al Qaeda Suspects Killed [on Top 26 list]

    02/11/2004 9:49:21 AM PST · by Coop · 32 replies · 131+ views
    News.com.au/AFP ^ | 2/11/04 | Unknown AFP author
    Two members of al-Qaeda have been killed in Saudi Arabia where they were wanted by security forces, according to a statement published on the internet today in the name of the terror network's Gulf branch. "Amer bin Mohsen al-Zeidan al-Shihri and Abdul Ilah al-Utaibi fell as martyrs during a clash with the forces of the apostate regime of the (ruling) al-Saud in the al-Suweidi district of Riyadh," the statement said. "The names of the two martyrs were on the list of 26 fighting heroes wanted by this dictatorial regime on the peninsula of the Arabs," said the statement which was...