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  • 'Toronto 18' member Ali Mohamed Dirie reportedly died in Syria

    09/26/2013 3:29:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies ^ | September 25, 2013 | n/a
    'Toronto 18' member Ali Mohamed Dirie reportedly died in Syria Ali Mohamed Dirie died in Syria after 2011 prison release, informant tells CBC
  • How a U.S. Citizen Came to Be in America’s Cross Hairs

    03/09/2013 5:40:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    How a U.S. Citizen Came to Be in America’s Cross Hairs By MARK MAZZETTI, CHARLIE SAVAGE and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — One morning in late September 2011, a group of American drones took off from an airstrip the C.I.A. had built in the remote southern expanse of Saudi Arabia. The drones crossed the border into Yemen, and were soon hovering over a group of trucks clustered in a desert patch of Jawf Province, a region of the impoverished country once renowned for breeding Arabian horses. A group of men who had just finished breakfast scrambled to get to their trucks....

    10/15/2009 6:17:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 421+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York SECURITY COUNCIL AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN SANCTIONS COMMITTEE ADDS NAME OF ONE INDIVIDUAL TO CONSOLIDATED LIST On 27 May 2009, the Security Council Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee approved the addition of the entry specified below to its Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. C. Individuals associated with Al-Qaida QI.H.269.09....

    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 ...
  • From US private school student to al-Qaida agent

    02/05/2012 6:06:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies
    (AP) via ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:59 PST | GENE JOHNSON and CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press
    SNIPPET: "Moeed Abdul Salam didn't descend into radical Islam for lack of other options. He grew up in a well-off Texas household, attended a pricey boarding school and graduated from one of the state's most respected universities." SNIPPET: "It is not clear to what extent Salam's family knew of his radicalism, but on his Facebook page the month before he died, he posted an image of Anwar al-Awalki, the American al-Qaida leader who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, beside a burning American flag." SNIPPET: "The family, originally from Pakistan, immigrated to the U.S. decades ago."
  • Philippine military 'kills three wanted militants'

    02/02/2012 5:51:15 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Wire
    The Philippine military says it has killed three senior militants from al-Qaeda-linked groups in a raid in the south of the country. The air raid took place on Thursday in an area known as a militant stronghold. Officials said two Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leaders and one Abu Sayyaf leader were among a total of 15 people killed. Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, or Marwan, who was on the US FBI's most wanted list with a $5m (£3.2m) reward offered for his capture, was reported killed. According to the military, the militants were killed in the town of Parang on Jolo island,...
  • Treasury Designates Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Key Leader of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula

    07/16/2010 4:09:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: July 16, 2010 TG-779 Treasury Designates Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Key Leader of Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula Treasury Targets al-Qa'ida Leader with Ties to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Anwar al-Aulaqi, a key leader for al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a Yemen-based terrorist group. Aulaqi was designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for supporting acts of terrorism and for acting for or on behalf of AQAP. Since its inception in January 2009, AQAP has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks against Saudi, Korean, Yemeni and...
  • Islamist cleric Anwar Awlaki 'killed in Yemen'

    09/30/2011 1:51:43 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 116 replies · 1+ views
    BBC World News ^ | 30 September 2011 | BBC
    The US-born radical Islamist cleric and suspected al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen, the country's defence ministry has said. A statement said only that he died "along with some of his companions".
  • Osama bin Blurry

    10/29/2009 2:44:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 78 replies · 1,290+ views
    THE LONG WAR - Threat Matrix ^ | October 28, 2009, 3:36 pm | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "According to one of my most trusted sources, the blurry image seen on the tape is indeed Osama bin Laden. One of the reasons that this is convincing is that the blurry image remains in the video. As Sahab, which produces al Qaeda's propaganda, is very selective in the information it releases, and rarely leaves garbage in its videos. As Sahab intentionally leaves in this clip, for reasons unknown. Does al Qaeda want to generate a buzz? Is this a hidden message? Perhaps this is a precursor to a new bin Laden tape?"
  • British terror suspect 'was head of The Islamic Army of Great Britain'

    10/05/2010 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Telegraph [U.K.] ^ | 10/5/10 | Staff
    The British terror suspect killed in a Pakistan drone strike last month had been elected leader of an al-Qaeda group called The Islamic Army of Great Britain, according to reports. According to the source, Jabbar was living in Punjab, and was chosen as the leader of a new group, to be called The Islamic Army of Great Britain. The decision was apparently made during a meeting in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan three months ago, attended by 300 militants and monitored by intelligence agencies.
  • ETIP Leader Killed in February Predator Strike

    09/18/2010 3:56:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    LONG WAR ^ | September 17, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    PHOTO CAPTION: "A Uighur terrorist, thought to be Abdul Haq al Turkistani, from a videotape released by the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party in 2008." SNIPPET: "Abdul Haq al Turkistani, a member of al Qaeda's Shura Majlis and the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party (ETIP), a terror group that seeks to establish an Islamic emirate in western China and Central Asia, was killed in a US airstrike in Pakistan in February, US intelligence officials told The Long War Journal. Turkistani was killed in the Feb. 14, 2010, strike on a compound in the village of Zor Babar Aidak near...
  • US drone strikes kill 18 in SWaziristan

    07/24/2010 4:00:53 AM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    GeoTv ^ | 24 July 2010 | Staff
    ESHAWAR: A US drone fired four missiles into a compound reportedly used by terrorists in northwestern tribal belt on Saturday, killing at least 18 militants, security officials said. The missiles targeted the compound in Dwasarak village, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Wana, the main town in South Waziristan district, a senior Pakistani security official who wished to remain anonymous told media. "At least 18 militants have been killed in this attack," he said adding that two US drones fired four missiles. Two intelligence officials, one in Wana and one based in Peshawar, also confirmed the attack and the...
  • Another eHadi Dies on the Battlefield

    07/11/2010 12:55:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    THE JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | July 10, 2010 02:22 PM | By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D.
    July 10, 2010 "Another eHadi Dies on the Battlefield" SNIPPET: "This week "Abu Salamah" at the Islamic Awakening forum announced the "martyrdom" of one of its members who called himself "Rakan"" SNIPPET: "Kind of sounds like "Abu Salamah" and "Rakan" were akhis that knew each other in the meat world, no?" SNIPPET: "Yet another post for the files of those who believe online terrorists are all just wannabes who pose no threat. The pic above? That's former online jihadi Humam Bilawi just before he killed 7 CIA agents in Afghanistan."
  • Russians capture, kill 2 top Caucasus Emirate commanders

    06/13/2010 5:12:13 PM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies · 330+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | Jun 13, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    Russian security forces dealt a double blow to the al Qaeda-linked Caucasus Emirate during operations in the southern Russian republics late last week. Emir Magas, the military commander of the Caucasus Emirate, was captured and Yasir Amarat, a wanted terrorist commander from Jordan, was killed during raids by Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB. On June 9, the FSB captured Emir Magas, whose real name is Ali Taziyev, during a raid in the village of Malgobek in the Republic of Ingushetia. Kavkaz Center, a jihadist website that supports the Caucasus Emirate, confirmed Magas' capture and noted his importance. Magas has...
  • Exclusive interview with al-Qaeda third in charge

    06/22/2009 4:07:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 999+ views ^ | June 22, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Video included. SNIPPET: "In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Mustafa Abul-Yazeed, al-Qaeda's third in command, gives a rare insight into the group's campaign. He even said al-Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons against the US should his group get hold of them."
  • Key Al Qaeda Figure Accidentally Blows Himself Up, U.S. Officials Say

    05/21/2010 5:33:48 PM PDT · by Doogle · 58 replies · 1,087+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/21/10 | By Mike Emanuel & Justin Fishel & Mike Levine
    A man whom the U.S. described as a key figure in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula accidentally blew himself up, U.S. military officials told Fox News. The officials say Nayif Al-Qahtani was "messing with a bomb" when it went off. U.S. officials had been watching him, but Fox News' sources insist the U.S. had nothing to do with his death. Al-Qahtani was "a vibrant guy linked to ongoing operations planning, and his death will have an impact," one official told Fox News. An Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula newsletter was the first to announce his death a week...
  • HE HAD A BLOG...he said a lot. Then he went to Somalia to join the jihad, and now he's dead.

    03/28/2010 3:58:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 1,540+ views
    INTERNET ^ | March 28, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: HE HAD A BLOG... ...he said a lot. Then he went to Somalia to join the jihad, and now he's dead.
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • Senior official: Al-Qaida leader believed killed (key role in the bombing of a CIA post last Dec.)

    03/17/2010 6:31:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 292+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/10 | Lolita C. Baldor and Mark Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON – An al-Qaida leader believed to have played a key role in the bombing of a CIA post in Afghanistan last December was apparently killed by an American missile strike last week, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. The counterterrorism official said Hussein al-Yemeni was believed killed in a strike in Miram Shah, the main town in North Waziristan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. Drone strikes in Pakistan's border region, largely conducted by the CIA, have escalated in recent months, proving an effective way to target al-Qaida and Taliban leaders hiding in the...

    03/10/2010 2:42:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 17 replies · 470+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | March 10, 2010, 12:12 am | by Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Dulmatin, one of the most wanted al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Southeast Asia, has been confirmed killed, Indonesia's resident Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said during a meeting in Australia." SNIPPET: "Police killed Dulmatin as he attempted to resist arrest during a raid on a doctor's home in the Jakarta suburb of Pamulang on March 9. Dulmatin pulled a handgun and fired a round at counterterrorism police from Detachment 88. Police also killed two other terror suspects during a raid at a nearby Internet cafe [See LWJ report, "Wanted Indonesian terrorist Dulmatin thought killed in raid"]. Dulmatin was a top leader and...

    03/07/2010 4:13:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 31 replies · 245+ views ^ | Published: 7:11PM GMT 07 Mar 2010 | Andrew Osborn in Moscow
    "Russian 'Bin Laden' killed by Moscow's special forces Russia exulted in the death of a terrorist dubbed "the Russian Bin Laden," yesterday claiming it has proof he was behind a deadly train bombing last November that left 28 people dead." By Andrew Osborn in Moscow Published: 7:11PM GMT 07 Mar 2010 SNIPPET: "The FSB intelligence service said a special forces operation had resulted in the death of Sheikh Said Buryatsky, an Islamist convert whose real name was Alexander Tikhomirov."
  • Pakistan: Suspected Marriott bombing 'mastermind' emerges (Qari Zafar)

    09/24/2008 10:49:36 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 744+ views ^ | September 24, 2008 | Syed Saleem Shahzad
    Excerpt - Karachi, 24 Sept. (AKI) - By Syed Saleem Shahzad - The alleged mastermind of last Saturday's deadly truck bombing of the Marriott hotel in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, has emerged. The suspect, Qari Zafar (photo), has become part of Al-Qaeda's hardline Takfiri inner circle. He enjoys the protection of Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud and is believed to be hiding out in the lawless South Waziristan tribal area of North West Frontier Province. Zafar is not only the suspected mastermind of the Marriot bomb blast, but has created a network which will shortly target strategic installations belonging to...
  • Taliban Leader 'Killed In US Drone Attack'

    01/31/2010 1:03:02 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 42 replies · 1,078+ views
    Sky News ^ | January 31, 2010 | Alison Chung
    The head of the Taliban in Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a US drone attack, according to Pakistan state television. The Pakistani Taliban are believed to have played a role in the suicide bombing of a CIA base in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province in December last year. More to follow...
  • Taliban commander behind reporter's kidnapping targeted in Kunar

    12/14/2009 3:19:01 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 617+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | December 11, 2009 12:08 PM | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "The US military targeted a Taliban commander in eastern Afghanistan who was behind the kidnapping of a Norwegian journalist in November. The Taliban commander, who is known as Haji Mohammad Dawran Safi or Qari Dawat, was the target of a November 26 airstrike in the eastern province of Kunar. Qari Dawat "is known for attacking innocent civilians in the Kunar region, as well as international forces and bases," the US military noted in a press release on Nov. 27, one day after the strike. Qari Dawat was not named, however. An Afghan Police commander confirmed the airstrike and said...
  • Video: The 'Martyrdom' of Abu Safiyya' in Afghanistan (a.k.a. German National Javaid Siddiqi)

    12/11/2009 3:01:39 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 411+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG ^ | December 2, 2009 | Evan Kohlmann
    SNIPPET: "The NEFA Foundation has obtained a video recording released by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) paying tribute to a German national "Abu Safiyya" (a.k.a. Javaid Siddiqi) who was "martyred" in late October during fighting alongside mujahideen forces in Afghanistan. The video shows Siddiqi on the frontline along the Afghan-Pakistani border accompanied by other German recruits--and at a terrorist training camp that was organized last May."
  • Al-Qaida Confirms "Martyrdom" of Former Guantanamo Detainee in Yemen

    12/07/2009 10:38:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 598+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | December 6, 2009 | By Evan Kohlmann
    SNIPPET: "Al-Qaida's network in the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen) has released the audio-recorded wills of two mujahideen operatives who were recently "martyred" in clashes with local security forces -- including former Guantanamo Bay detainee #114 Yusuf Muhammad Mubarak al-Jebairy al-Shehri. The younger brother of a senior Al-Qaida member, al-Shehri first left his home in Saudi Arabia in mid-2001 in order to wage jihad alongside the Taliban because he "thought that participating in jihad with the Taliban was the right thing to do... the Taliban were good Muslims.” In the midst of fleeing the crumbling Taliban frontline in late 2001, Yusuf al-Shehri...
  • Hakimullah's brother killed in US drone attack in Pak

    09/30/2009 2:22:52 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 8 replies · 668+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 30 September 2009
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban new chief Hakimullah Mehsud's brother was among 15 militants killed in two US drone attacks in the country's lawless tribal belt, reports said on Wednesday. Hakimullah's brother Kalimullah was among six militants who were killed in the first drone attack in the Sararogha area of South Waziristan Agency yesterday afternoon, Express 24/7 news channel reported. Nine militants were killed in the second drone attack, which was carried out in the evening in the Dandey Darpakhel area of North Waziristan Agency. Several foreigners, including Afghan nationals, were among those killed in the two attacks. Former Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief...
  • Zawahiri eulogizes Baitullah Mehsud

    09/28/2009 2:11:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 410+ views
    LONG WAR - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | September 28, 2009 1:37 PM | Bill Roggio
    Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, has sung the praises of former Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud on a videotape produced by As Sahab and distributed on jihadi forums. Zawahiri used Baitullah's death to praise the Taliban's fight against NATO and the US in Afghanistan. But Zawahiri especially focused on Baitullah's role in the attempt to smash the Pakistani state. The following translation is a portion of Zawahiri's tape: Read more:
  • Who is Noordin Mohammed Top?

    08/08/2009 1:17:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Melbourne Herald Sun ^ | August 08, 2009
    RADICAL Islamist Noordin Mohammed Top, the man accused of a series of suicide bombings in Indonesia, is one of Asia's most-wanted and elusive militant leaders. But his long and bloody game of cat-and-mouse with Indonesia's US-trained elite counter-terrorism forces may have come to an end in a storm of gunfire during a raid on a suspected hideout in Central Java today. His death has been reported by local television but police would confirm only that they believed the 40-year-old former accountant was hiding in the house when it was besieged by security forces late yesterday. At least three people are...
  • Suspected Terrorists Killed in Indonesia

    08/08/2009 12:11:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 521+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/8/09 | TOM WRIGHT; Yayu Yuniar
    Antiterrorism police killed two alleged terrorists and arrested three others suspected of involvement in last month's deadly hotel bombs in Jakarta, a police spokesman said. The nighttime raid on a house near Jakarta uncovered more than 1,000 pounds of explosives, and a car fitted out for another terrorist attack, said Nanan Sukarna, the police spokesman. Meanwhile, a standoff with terrorists at a house near Temanggung, a town in central Java, a province on Indonesia's main island, which began at 5 p.m. local time on Friday continued on Saturday morning. Police say they believe inside the house was Noordin Mohamed Top,...
  • Terror boss Noordin Top 'arrested or killed' in shootout at hideout

    08/07/2009 11:10:00 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies · 509+ views ^ | 8th August 2009
    TWO body bags were seen being taken from a suspected hideout of terror suspect Noordin Top in Indonesia after a raid by police special forces. He was killed during a raid on his hideout, local television reported. The television station did not disclose its sources and police have not confirmed the report, which came as ambulances arrived at the suspected hideout following a 17-hour siege involving heavy gunfire and explosions. A witness said that two body bags were taken from the house. Elite police carrying assault rifles entered the house in Central Java after it had been besieged as part...
  • Guantanamo Bay detainee commits suicide

    06/02/2009 10:55:18 PM PDT · by pissant · 26 replies · 771+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 6/3/09 | staff
    The man's death is the fifth apparent suicide at the offshore US prison, which President Barack Obama hopes to close by January. The Joint Task Force that runs the US prison in Cuba said guards conducting a routine check found Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah Salih unresponsive and not breathing in his cell on Monday night. In a statement issued from Miami, the US military said the detainee was pronounced dead by a doctor after "extensive life saving measures had been exhausted." The Yemeni prisoner, also known as Mohammad Ahmed Abdullah Saleh Al-Hanashi, had been held without charge at Guantanamo since February...
  • Al-Qaeda chief dies in missile air strike

    05/31/2008 10:12:08 PM PDT · by pissant · 59 replies · 84+ views
    Guardian ^ | 6/1/08 | Jason Burke
    An al-Qaeda trainer and explosives specialist involved in a range of European terrorist networks has been killed in Pakistan, the latest senior militant to die in a spate of controversial American missile strikes. The death two weeks ago of Abu Suleiman al-Jazairi, a highly experienced Algerian militant, has been confirmed only in the last few days, intelligence sources in Pakistan and Western Europe told The Observer. Al-Jazairi, thought to have been 45, died along with at least 15 others when the house in which he was staying in Pakistan's Bajaur tribal district was hit by a missile fired from a...
  • '300' Therapy ....(massacre thousands of jihadis, I meant Persians)

    03/21/2007 5:00:39 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 46 replies · 1,567+ views
    Human Events ^ | 03/21/2007 | Amanda B. Carpenter
    I?ve never been in therapy, but I can?t imagine anything could be more cathartic than watching King Leonidas and his mighty band of Spartans brutally massacre the thousands of jihadis that descended on them at the epic Battle of Thermopylae in the blockbuster hit 300. Did I say jihadis? I meant Persians. Sorry, about that. The two are easily confusedd in light of current events. While watching 300 it?s tempting to mentally substitute the freedom-loving Spartans for dedicated U.S. soldiers and swap the occultist Persians for Islamic insurgents lusting to cash in their martyrdom for 72 virgins. Leonidas?s men are...
  • Top Sadr official killed in Iraq raid

    02/07/2007 8:27:55 AM PST · by pissant · 21 replies · 906+ views
    SignonSanDiego ^ | 2/5/07 | staff
    BAGHDAD – Iraqi and U.S. forces killed a top official of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's organisation in a raid on his home north of Baghdad on Sunday, calling him a 'rogue leader' of Sadr's Mehdi Army militia. An official in Sadr's political office, Abdul-Mehdi al- Matiri, called the killing of Khadhim al-Hamadani in the village of Huweidar near Baquba an 'assassination'. The U.S. military said in a statement that Hamadani had reportedly been responsible for attacks on U.S. and Iraqi troops and was believed to have 'facilitated and directed numerous kidnappings, assassinations and other violence'. They said two Iraqi...
  • Sayyaf spiritual leader (terror scum) killed in Sulu safehouse raid

    01/10/2007 7:09:53 AM PST · by pissant · 23 replies · 320+ views
    Sun Star Phillipines ^ | 1/10/07 | Ulysses Israel
    Government troops gunned down a high-ranking Abu Sayyaf leader in a raid late Tuesday in the southern Philippine island of Sulu. Military officials said troops killed Binang Sali, alias Freedom, in a firefight during a raid at around 8:20 p.m., at a safehouse in Sitio Halaw, Anuling, in the town of Patikul, Sulu province, a day after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo visited the troops in Sulu and ordered to intensify the hunt for the al-Qaeda-linked terror groups Jemaah Islamiyah and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) that are holding out on the island. Military's Task Force Comet Chief Ruben Rafael who led the...
  • Sniper celebrates with cigar after killing Taliban officer

    01/09/2007 12:21:28 AM PST · by pissant · 77 replies · 5,100+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 1/9/07 | Jude Shareen
    A ROYAL Marine sniper from Edinburgh has described marking his first kill with a cigar after "slotting" a Taliban commander from more than 1000 metres. British troops fighting in southern Afghanistan are embroiled in some of the most intense combat involving UK forces since the Second World War. Meanwhile, Nato-led troops and Afghan police killed two suspected Taliban militants and detained four others in the latest round of fighting, a police official said today. Crackshot Royal Marine (45 Commando) sniper Dallas Turner, 27, was among the soldiers who described their dramatic stories in their own words. He said: "We were...
  • Coalition forces kill known Taliban commander (And 15 more Terror-scum too)

    08/26/2006 10:50:23 AM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 417+ views
    Combined Forces Command ^ | 8/26/06 | staff
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Coalition forces engaged Taliban leadership with joint fires, killing a known Taliban commander and 15 other militants on Aug. 25 in the central Khod Valley of Uruzgan Province. The Taliban commander and his associates were involved in conducting attacks against the Afghan people and against Afghan, ISAF and Coalition forces. There were no injuries to civilians during the operation. Coalition forces used deliberate measures to limit the chances of property damage, and due to the precision of the air strike, no damage was reported to a mosque located adjacent to the militants’ safe house. “Coalition forces...
  • Nat Geo Goes on Hunt for Zarqawi

    07/14/2006 1:32:48 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 11 replies · 644+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | July 13 2006 | Anne Becker
    National Geographic Channel will premiere a new special, The Hunt for Zarqawi, July 25 at 10 pm The show will use commentary from journalists, experts and and Armed Forces members to deconstruct the manhunt for the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Hunt will follow Zarqawi through his transformation from thug to jihadist and try to figure out why he was such a threat to U.S. efforts in Iraq. The show includes interviews with Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism czar under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush; General Stephen L. Hoog, an Air Force commander in Iraq; reporters for Time, Newsweek, ABC and...