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  • ISIS is No Longer Seen as a Terrorist Group

    05/07/2016 8:05:17 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 30 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, May 7, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, speaking at a discussion with all the service chiefs before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, told the crowd that ISIS “looked an awful lot like something much more than a terrorist group.” August 2014, the United States looked at ISIS only as a terrorist group and developed a military strategy to take on ISIS as a terrorist group. The Obama Regime--or its Ghost writer Ben Rhodes--mistakenly called ISIS the JV squad, ignoring the possibility that the group was developing an infrastructure and a government. Obama advisors also failed to...
  • Jordan executes killers of U.S. envoy

    03/11/2006 12:03:53 PM PST · by jecIIny · 5 replies · 338+ views
    CNN ^ | 11 March 2006 | CNN
    Jordan executes killers of U.S. envoy Two with ties to al Qaeda hanged for 2002 assassination (CNN) -- The Jordanian government Saturday executed two al Qaeda-linked terrorists convicted in the 2002 assassination of a U.S. diplomat, according to Jordan's Petra news agency. Salem Sa'ed Salem bin Suweid, a Libyan national, and Yasser Fathi Ibraheem, a Jordanian, were hanged at the Siwaqa Correctional and Rehabilitation Center for the killing of U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley.
  • Al-Zarqawi's Group in Iraq Changes Name

    Al-Zarqawi's Group in Iraq Changes Name Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt - Tawhid and Jihad, the Iraqi militant group of terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, apparently has changed its name two days after announcing its merger with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida organization. An Internet statement released Tuesday under the purported new name, al-Qaida of Jihad in the Land of Two Rivers, claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.S. military convoy west of the Iraqi city of Fallujah the same day. The two rivers in the new name refers to the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Iraq.
  • Iraq crisis: the jihadist behind the takeover of Mosul - and how America let him go

    06/11/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/11/2014 | Colin Freeman
    The FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it. Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. But while he may lack the photogenic qualities of his hero, Osama bin Laden, he is fast becoming the new poster-boy for the global jihadist movement....
  • ISIS Leader to USA: ‘Soon We Will be in Direct Confrontation’

    06/13/2014 9:31:16 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 83 replies
    cns news ^ | 06/13/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    About Us Subscribe Contact Us Donate RSS Home » News ISIS Leader to USA: ‘Soon We Will be in Direct Confrontation’ June 13, 2014 - 11:54 AM By Terence P. Jeffrey Subscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey RSS Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Sharing Services 0 Share on print Share on email Abu Bakr al Baghdadi Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (Photo/Iraqi Ministry of Interior) ( - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group’s intention to march...
  • Tony Blair Testimony To Iraq War Inquiry – The Influence Of Iran

    01/21/2011 4:59:45 PM PST · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-21-11 | Curt
    Former British PM Tony Blair testified in front of another Iraq inquiry today and for the second time this year he testified about the very real danger of Iran and al-Qaeda working together. Of course the storyline by the British papers, the biased MSM, and the lefty blogosphere, is regarding the regret offered by Blair over the loss of life: At the end of his evidence this afternoon he said it had never been his meaning. "Of course I regret deeply and profoundly the loss of life," I'm sure everyone else would cheer the loss of life huh? I...
  • The secret war (More detail on Al-Zawahiri Op)

    03/21/2004 1:41:33 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 752+ views
    Observer Special reports ^ | Sunday March 21, 2004 | Greg Bearup in Peshawar
    The secret war On the North-West Frontier, soldiers are trying to tighten the noose around bin Laden's forces. But in Europe and America, there is no clear enemy to fight - yet every expert knows that a terrorist atrocity is coming Mark Townsend in Tangier, John Hooper in Madrid, Greg Bearup in Peshawar, Paul Harris in Washington, Peter Beaumont in Baghdad, Antony Barnett, Martin Bright, Jason Burke and Nick Pelham in London Sunday March 21, 2004 The Observer There were shadows in the rocks. As the 12 US Special Forces soldiers arrived at a remote mountain region in eastern Afghanistan...
  • After Madrid, Terror Leader’s ‘Balkan Map’ Worries Italy

    03/28/2004 11:40:18 AM PST · by Destro · 11 replies · 337+ views ^ | Sunday, March 28 @ 13:20:00 EST | CDeliso
    After Madrid, Terror Leader’s ‘Balkan Map’ Worries Italy Posted on Sunday, March 28 @ 13:20:00 EST by CDeliso Italian authorities are concerned about a possible link between the Madrid bombers, Al Qaeda and Bosnia, reports Croatia’s Slobodna Dalmacija newspaper. According to their investigation, mujahedin who participated in the Bosnian civil wars were imported from an al Qaeda training camp near Zenica to help with the bombings in Madrid, and other attacks possibly being planned for the future. “Their road was from Zenica through Split to Ancona,” says the paper, citing Italian authorities who point to the Balkan map found in...
  • THE BALKANS: Suspicious Foreigners in Bosnia

    07/23/2004 9:39:46 PM PDT · by Destro · 5 replies · 495+ views ^ | July 21, 2004 | Q & D Headlines
    THE BALKANS: Suspicious Foreigners in Bosnia July 23, 2004: Without much publicity, the U.S. is pulling its peacekeepers out of the Balkans. July 21, 2004: Bulgaria has taken a hard line against al Qaeda terrorists, keeping its troops in Iraq despite the murder of a Bulgarian worker by terrorists there. Bulgaria has long warned of the continuing danger of Islamic terrorists operating in Bosnia and Albania. American and European counter-terrorism experts believe about 300 of the thousand or so foreign Moslems in Bosnia are "suspicious", and thought to be part of al Qaeda related organizations. The al-Tawhid terror group, which...
  • Iraqi Terror Group Boast Kerry Criticisms of Bush "Increased the Joy in Our Heart"

    10/20/2004 8:48:56 PM PDT · by anonpenetfi · 26 replies · 1,306+ views ^ | 10/21/04 | 10/21/04 "Those of us from the Ansar Al-Sunnah Army celebrate and congratulate the Muslims and all of our mujahideen brothers in the Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement on the occasion of their inclusion on the list of terrorists... Praise be to Allah, it increased the joy in our hearts that John Kerry, the presidential candidate, has criticized the Bush government for taking so long in making this declaration. The one who may become the president of America is already struck with terror by our brothers from the Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement. The repeated attacks that have targeted the evil Bush are now...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Swears Oath of Allegiance to Usama Bin Laden/Al-Qaida

    10/17/2004 11:11:48 AM PDT · by anonpenetfi · 24 replies · 1,414+ views ^ | 10/17/04 | (10/17/04): Abu Maysarah al-Iraqi, official media representative of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement in Iraq has released a new statement on behalf of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. According to the document, after 8 months of tense and prolonged negotiations, Zarqawi and his loyal fighters in central Iraq have sworn an oath and officially joined "under the banner" of Usama Bin Laden and Al-Qaida. Speculation has been rampant since Zarqawi first emerged in media reports over his relationship with Bin Laden and Al-Qaida. It is significant to note that many of Zarqawi's top lieutenants have been trained in Al-Qaida military...
  • Who Kills Hostages in Iraq?

    09/26/2004 2:13:19 AM PDT · by Wallaby · 4 replies · 1,055+ views
    headland ^ | 19 September 2004 | (translated by BBC from Al-Zawra
    Al-Zawra, the Iraqi Journalists Union newspaper, published "Who Kills Hostages in Iraq?" by Samir Addad and Mazin Ghazi on 19 September. A text in English has been released by BBC Monitoring International Reports. The article reports on the armed groups that are involved in violent resistance in Iraq, dividing the resistance into three categories: the Sunni resistance groups the Shi'i resistance groupsFactions abducting and killing.Below is an outline of the groups in these three categories: The main Sunni resistance groups The Iraqi National Islamic Resistance, "The 1920 Revolution Brigades" TARGETS: U.S. soldiersORIGIN: emerged on 16 July 2003GOAL: Expulsion of...
  • Germany: Prosecutors Charge Four Suspected Terrorists

    09/11/2003 10:33:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Deutche Welle ^ | September 11 2003
    German officials arrested on Thursday charged three Jordanians suspected of belonging to a Palestinian extremist group prosecutors said was plotting attacks on Jewish and Israeli interests. Federal prosecutors in Karlsruhe said a fourth man had been charged with providing support to the al-Tawhid group. The four men will be tried in a Düsseldorf court, where the trial of another al-Tawhid member is underway. Together all five men have been accused of planning an attack near a Jewish institution in Berlin. They could face 10 year prison sentences if convicted.
  • Bin Laden Guard Got German Attack Order After 9/11

    07/24/2003 12:32:46 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 31 replies · 269+ views
    DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - A Jordanian man on trial in Germany on charges of belonging to a terror group said on Thursday he got an order to attack German Jewish targets just after the September 11 suicide attacks on the United States. Shadi Mohammed Mustafa Abdalla told a German court he received a coded message -- "You are going to get married" -- to launch an attack on September 12, 2001. Abdalla, who said he served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden before rejecting violence, has already told the court he had selected a Jewish community center in Berlin...
  • German Investigator Ties Terror Cell to al-Qaeda

    07/25/2003 10:07:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 452+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 25 2003
    DUESSELDORF, Germany - A German investigator testified Friday that authorities identified al-Qaida links to the leader of a German-based terrorist cell, but could not back U.S. claims that the man was also in contact with Saddam Hussein. Testifying at the trial of Shadi Abdellah, accused of plotting attacks in Germany for the radical Palestinian group Al Tawhid, federal agent Manfred Ehlenz said Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was the leader of the group and also believed to be the "leader of a wing within al-Qaida." In his February speech to the U.N. Security Council U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said al-Zarqawi...
  • The biowar threat: Jordanian ‘mastermind’ sought

    04/29/2003 11:54:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 498+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | April 29 2003 | Ed Blanche
    Fears grow that extremists are ready to cross another threshold of terror Evidence gathered in Iraq and Afghanistan lends credence to claims that radical Islamic groups are dabbling in lethal toxins BEIRUT: A few days ago, Japanese prosecutors demanded the death sentence for the guru of the Aum Shinrikyo (Supreme Truth) doomsday cult, Shoko Asahara, for masterminding the sarin gas attack on Tokyo’s subway system on March 20, 1995. Twelve people were killed and 2,500 sickened. A year earlier, sect activists had released sarin in a residential neighborhood in the Nagano Mountains, killing seven people. Those atrocities crossed a moral...
  • Hunting for bioterrorists

    04/24/2003 3:01:42 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 336+ views
    Jane's ^ | April 24 2003
    The recent discovery in London and Paris of small amounts of what is thought to be ricin, a lethal toxin that is one of the most deadly of natural poisons, appears to indicate that terrorists are actively preparing to cross a new threshold by using chemical and biological weapons. These developments have intensified the hunt for one of the key figures believed to be behind this threat, a Jordanian Bedouin known as Abu Masib Zarqawi (real name thought to be Ahmed Fadil Nazal al-Khalayleh). Zarqawi heads a small organisation called Al-Tawhid, which appears to have cells operating across Western Europe...
  • Agency Warns of Terror Plot [Germany]

    04/26/2002 5:39:50 PM PDT · by TomGuy · 21 replies · 295+ views
    FAZ.NET ^ | Apr 27, 2002
    Agency Warns of Terror Plot On guard: A machine gun in front of a sign pointing the way for "other visitors" at the trial on Tuesday in Frankfurt of five Algerians charged with plotting an attack in Strasbourg, France, last Christmas. The men are believed to belong to the Qaida terrorist network. (Photo: AP) By Udo Ulfkotte FRANKFURT. German law enforcement officials have launched an intensive search for three people who they suspect are part of a three-country operation to seize hundreds of hostages in an attempt to free members of the Qaida terrorist network being held in Europe, according...
  • Germany Releases Iraqi Suspected of Belonging to Islamic Terrorist Cell

    08/06/2002 8:27:25 PM PDT · by John W · 9 replies · 273+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | Aug 6, 2002 | The Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) - A German court Tuesday ordered the release of an Iraqi man suspected of belonging to an Islamic terrorist cell planning attacks in Germany. Thaer M., 28, was released after the Federal Court of Justice lifted an arrest warrant, attorney Andreas Schwarzer said in a statement. He did not provide further details. The court confirmed the warrant was lifted. Four of the 13 other men detained at the same time were freed shortly after being picked up for lack of evidence. Federal prosecutors were not immediately available for comment. It was unclear whether any other suspects were released...