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  • How Russian bombing is changing Syria's war, in 3 maps

    02/16/2016 2:15:10 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    VOX ^ | February 16, 2016 | Zack Beauchamp
    On Monday, Russia apparently bombed three Syrian hospitals and a school. The Russians are denying it, blaming the strikes on the United States, but American planes aren't flying in the parts of northwest Syria where the bombings took place. ISIS has no real presence there, and the group is the sole target of America's airstrikes. Russia, instead, is striking areas held by Syrian rebels — and recently it's been picking up the pace. The goal has been to help the Syrian government, which was until recently tottering, seize more territory in advance of the planned ceasefire (though it's far from...
  • 'This is a war': Woman behind anti-Islamic Muhammad cartoon contest and her long history of hatred

    05/04/2015 9:49:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2015-05-04 | Associated Press
    Blogger Pamela Geller, 56, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, has been highly critical of Islam for yearsGeller's group was behind anti-Islamic ads that began appearing on New York City buses and subway entrances last yearShe said Sunday that the shooting showed how 'needed our event really was' The woman behind the Muhammad cartoon contest targeted in a Texas shooting Sunday has a long history of inflammatory anti-Islam propaganda, and watchdogs have labeled her organization a hate group. Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), said immediately after two armed men opened fire on a security...
  • Police: 1 Officer Fatally Shot Both Gunmen Outside Muhammad Cartoon Event, 'Saved Lives'

    05/04/2015 8:34:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2015
    GARLAND, Texas -- 1 officer fatally shot both gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event, 'saved lives'
  • 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....
  • How to Become a Drone Target

    03/03/2013 12:02:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Saturday, March 2, 2013 | Cora Currier
    How to Become a Drone Target
  • We Bombed Kaduna & Zaria Yesterday Says Boko Haram [Christians must convert to Islam]

    06/19/2012 8:46:57 AM PDT · by Milagros · 18 replies
    OsunDefender ^ | June 18, 2012
    We Bombed Kaduna & Zaria Yesterday Says Boko Haram. | OSUN DEFENDER [June 18, 2012] Radical islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the bombing of three churches that killed at least 50 people in Zaria and Kaduna town yesterday. The sect targeted mostly children and women in the Zaria attacks. The sect spokesperson Abu Qaqa said the current massacre of christians was done to avenge the past killings of Muslims and desecration of Mosques in Zonkwa, Yelwan Shendam, Tafawa Balewa, where they said Mosques were turned into brothels and drinking joints, while Christians continue to carry on...
  • SECURITY COUNCIL AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN SANCTIONS COMMITTEE ADDS NAME OF ONE INDIVIDUAL...

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

    02/05/2012 6:06:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies
    (AP) via SFGATE.com ^ | 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 JOURNAL.org - 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.
  • US helos kill 30 Haqqani Network fighters in strikes in Pakistan

    09/26/2010 11:01:55 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 26 sep 2010 | Bill Roggio
    US attack helicopters killed more than 30 Haqqani Network fighters inside Pakistan while repelling a cross-border attack. US forces struck at the Haqqani Network fighters on Friday after they attacked Combat Outpost Narizah, an Afghan base just eight miles from the Pakistani border in the district of Tani in Khost province. The Haqqani Network fighters were hit in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan, which is just across the Pakistani border. "An air weapons team in the area observed the enemy fire, and following International Security Assistance Force rules of engagement, crossed into the area of enemy fire," the...
  • ETIP Leader Killed in February Predator Strike

    09/18/2010 3:56:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | 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...
  • Officials: Airstrike kills 3 militants in Pakistan

    09/11/2010 8:48:15 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 13 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | September 11, 2010 | RASOOL DAWAR
    MIR ALI, Pakistan – A suspected U.S. missile strike early Sunday killed at least three suspected associates of a warlord who is fighting Western troops in Afghanistan, intelligence officials said.
  • US drone strike kills six militants in Pakistan, taking toll to 24 in 24 hours

    09/11/2010 3:12:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 8, 2010 | AFP
    A U.S. drone strike early Thursday killed at least six militants in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, security officials said. The latest strike hit North Waziristan, the same tribal district targeted in three other drone attacks in the past 24 hours and a renowned hub for Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants, AFP reported. A total of 24 militants were killed in the four strikes. The target of the fourth drone attack was a compound in the outskirts of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan. "Two U.S. drones fired three missiles. We have reports that six militants...
  • Two Prisoners Killed in Mach Jail Blast [Pakistan]

    09/11/2010 3:24:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    DAWN.com ^ | 2:28 PM PST | Sat, 11 Sep, 2010 | Shawwal 01, 1431 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "QUETTA: A bomb blast in the Central Jail in Balochistan’s Mach city killed at least two prisoners on Saturday, television reports said. The prisoners were planting a remote-controlled bomb, which went off, killing them, sources said."
  • 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
    ALJAZEERA.net ^ | 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 HAGANAH.com ^ | 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 MAGAZINE.com ^ | 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...
  • Yemen says air raid kills two top al Qaeda militants

    03/14/2010 5:17:58 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 267+ views
    Reuters.com ^ | 3/14/10 | Several/Reuters
    "The raids ... killed two leading al Qaeda elements who were planning terrorist operations against vital installations in Yemen," the official said in a statement. Residents earlier told Reuters that up to 20 people may have been killed in the raid in southern Abyan province. Yemen has boosted security at oil and gas facilities after it declared open war on al Qaeda following the failed bombing of a U.S.-bound plane on Christmas Day which was claimed by the group's regional wing in December.
  • INDONESIAN BOMBING MASTERMIND DULMATIN CONFIRMED KILLED

    03/10/2010 2:42:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 17 replies · 470+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | 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...
  • Pakistan: Suspected Marriott bombing 'mastermind' emerges (Qari Zafar)

    09/24/2008 10:49:36 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 744+ views
    adnkronos.com ^ | 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 Blown Up By Own Bombs

    02/26/2010 11:44:37 PM PST · by Kellis91789 · 14 replies · 752+ views
    The Sun ^ | 26 Feb 2010 | DAVID WILLETTS
    TALIBAN killers have blown themselves up laying booby-trap bombs, we can reveal. Up to 20 are thought to have died planting Improvised Explosive Devices. They were racing to plant the IEDs before the Allied offensive Operation Moshtarak. The triggers on the IEDs have become so sensitive the terrorists are accidentally detonating them as they hide them. Last night a highly-placed source said: "The Taliban know only too well how effective the IED has proved to be. "It is designed to take out our lads at even the slightest touch but this has backfired on Taliban blown up by the sophistication...
  • 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 JOURNAL.org ^ | 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 BLOG.org ^ | 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...
  • Two Taliban 'commanders' among 20 killed

    12/06/2009 12:42:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 1,087+ views
    DAWN.com ^ | Friday, 04 Dec, 2009 | n/a
    Two Taliban ‘commanders’ among 20 killed SNIPPET: "MINGORA/KOHAT: Two Taliban ‘commanders’ were among 20 militants killed in clashes and air strikes in Swat and Orakzai Agency on Thursday. In Swat, 13 insurgents were killed in clashes with security forces on Thursday. According to Swat media centre, security personnel came under fire when they raided a Taliban hideout in Sigram area of Koza Bandai. During an exchange of fire, 10 militants and one soldier were killed. Detained militant commander Mohammad Naseem alias Abu Faraj was with the troops and he was also killed in the clash. Abu Faraj, a close aide...
  • Bear mauls terrorists in Kashmir

    11/02/2009 10:30:58 PM PST · by raj bhatia · 27 replies · 2,100+ views
    rediff.com ^ | 11/02/09 | Mukhtar Ahmad
    Two terrorists were mauled to death and another seriously wounded after a bear attacked their hideout in a forest area in south Kashmir [ Images ], a senior police officer said. He said the bear as per the intercepts of militants attacked a hideout of the Hizbul Mujaheedin outfit in the forest area near Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir Shopian district.
  • Here's a vidcap of a video showing the alleged "miracle" of one deceased jihadi...

    08/20/2009 1:49:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 489+ views
    THE JAWA BLOG ^ | August 20, 2009 03:11 PM | posted by Rusty
    SNIPPET - Quote: Here's a vidcap of a video showing the alleged "miracle" of one deceased jihadi in the Caucuses named "Abu Dudjanah" [called "The Shahid Ilyas"]. According to a video being featured by al Qaeda's Russian affiliate, the "Martyr Ilyas" was still bleeding at his funeral over a week after he had been killed. A miracle! Allahuakhbar! Alternate explanations: 1) Oh no, we buried him alive! 2) Zombies! Protect your brains! 3) That'll teach Ilyas to try and blow up The Statue of the Perpetually Weeping Virgin. Thanks to Abu Umar. By Rusty at August 20, 2009 03:11 PM
  • Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders killed in US airstrikes since 2004

    08/07/2009 3:59:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 426+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | August 7, 2009 1:10 PM | By BILL ROGGIO
    If the death of Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban who is thought to have been killed during the Aug. 5 airstrike in South Waziristan, is confirmed, his name will top of the list of senior al Qaeda and Taliban leaders killed since the US began launching airstrikes into Pakistan's tribal areas in 2004. Baitullah would be the first tier one target (senior most al Qaeda and Taliban commanders) killed since the Jan. 1, 2009, airstrike that killed Osama al Kini and Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan. Al Kini was al Qaeda's operations chief in Pakistan, and Swedan was...
  • Muslim body refuses to bury 9 killers

    12/01/2008 4:29:44 AM PST · by milestogo · 34 replies · 1,507+ views
    Muslim body refuses to bury 9 killers 1 Dec 2008, 0604 hrs IST, Mateen Hafeez, TNN MUMBAI: The Muslim Council on Sunday decided not to allow burial of the bodies of the nine terrorists killed during the Mumbai siege in the Marine Lines Bada Qabrastan (cemetery). The council said it was trying to send a message to all cemeteries in India that none of the bodies should be buried on Indian soil. Bhai Jagtap, a Congress MLA from VP Road-JJ constituency, told TOI some Muslim organisations had approached him demanding that the terrorists should not be buried in any cemetery...
  • Up to 70 Taliban killed in Afghan strike: local official

    10/15/2008 10:11:15 AM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 371+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/15/08 | staff
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) — An Afghan government official said Wednesday that international war planes had bombed a gathering of Taliban and other militants on the southern border with Pakistan and killed up to 70. NATO's International Security Assistance Force confirmed the strike but said it was late Sunday, not Monday, and killed a "small group of Taliban commanders." Intelligence reports had indicated that militants, including Arabs and Pakistanis, had gathered in Barham Chah in southern Helmand province, provincial government spokesman Daud Ahmadi told AFP. The men were being watched by international troops who then sent in aircraft, he said. "The...
  • Scores die as Taliban suffer heaviest defeat for months

    10/12/2008 5:41:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 8 replies · 981+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10/12/08 | Ben Farmer
    Taliban fighters suffered one of their heaviest defeats on Sunday when scores were killed in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand. Apache helicopers, flown by Britain's Army Air Corps, and local security forces inflicted the losses when the Taliban attacked the local capital, Lashkar Gah. This was the first time in months that the insurgents had tried launching a frontal assault on a fixed position. These highly risky tactics expose them to the superior firepower of their opponents and had been largely abandoned in favour of hit-and-run strikes and attacks on civilian targets. But Taliban fighters were seen gathering west of...
  • US: 21 militants killed in southern Afghanistan

    10/09/2008 8:01:57 AM PDT · by pissant · 2 replies · 299+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 10/9/08 | Fisnik Abrashi
    U.S.-led coalition troops killed 21 militants in two separate clashes in southern Afghanistan, while insurgents killed 10 civilians in the same area, the U.S. military said Thursday. Coalition troops on a security patrol Wednesday in the Shaheed Hasas district of Uruzgan province repelled an ambush by insurgents, killing 12 militants, the U.S. military said in a statement. There were no coalition casualties.
  • "Arabs" among 20 killed by U.S. strike in Pakistan

    10/04/2008 2:37:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 580+ views
    swissinfo.ch ^ | 10/4/08 | Haji Mujtaba
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani villagers collected the corpses and body parts on Saturday of at least 20 people, including several suspected Arab militants as well as three children, killed by a U.S. missile strike overnight. A pilotless drone aircraft launched the attack late on Friday, targeting a tribesman's house in Mohammad Khel, a village, 30 km (20 miles) west of Miranshah in North Waziristan, a known sanctuary of al Qaeda and Taliban militants close to the Afghan border. Villagers combed the wreckage at daybreak, looking for survivors and bodies to be buried. "We found body parts scattered all over...
  • 10 Taliban fighters killed in Afghan clashes

    08/24/2008 10:08:52 AM PDT · by pissant · 62+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 8/24/08 | Amir Shah
    Taliban militants attacked a patrol of U.S.-led coalition troops in northern Afghanistan, while insurgents came under fire by NATO aircraft after attacking an Afghan army outpost in the south. At least 10 militants were killed in the fighting, officials said. Violence has spiked around Afghaninstan in recent weeks, and the Taliban have stepped up attacks against international troops. Last week the U.S. military suffered its 101st death, when Sgt. 1st Class David J. Todd Jr., 36, of Marrero, La., died in a gunfire attack. This year will likely be deadlier for U.S. troops than last year's record 111 deaths. In...
  • Coalition says 36 militants killed in clashes in southern Afghanistan

    08/15/2008 10:54:44 AM PDT · by pissant · 2 replies · 88+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 8/15/08 | staff
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S.-led coalition says 36 militants have been killed in a series of clashes in southern Afghanistan. It says the operation started Wednesday and is still ongoing. It did not provide the exact location of the clash. It says that its reconnaissance patrol was attacked by groups of militants over several days. The troops clashed with militants and called in air strikes, killing more than three dozen militants. There were no reports of casualties among coalition and Afghan forces. Southern Afghanistan is the centre of the Taliban-led insurgency. Earlier in the day, the coalition said militants had...
  • Three ‘key leaders’ among 55 Taliban killed: Afghan operation by US-led troops

    06/24/2008 8:54:55 AM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies · 76+ views
    Dawn ^ | 6/24/08 | staff
    WASHINGTON, June 23: US-led forces have killed 55 militants in Afghanistan during a three-day operation near the Pakistani border, the US military reported on Monday. Three “key Taliban leaders” were also killed in these battles, the report said. Meanwhile, the US media reported on Monday that Nato forces in Afghanistan also shelled guerillas in Pakistan in two separate episodes on Sunday. A statement issued by the coalition forces said the operations began on June 20 when coalition forces were ambushed in the eastern province of Paktika. The coalition repulsed that attack with small-arms fire, and then pursued the militants over...
  • Five al-Qaeda terrorists killed at foreign terrorist hideout

    06/09/2008 2:44:52 PM PDT · by pissant · 7 replies · 162+ views
    MNF-Iraq ^ | 6/9/08 | staff
    BAGHDAD – Coalition forces killed five terrorists, destroyed a foreign terrorist hideout site and detained 13 suspected terrorists in operations around Iraq Sunday and Monday. Detainee reporting led Coalition forces to a foreign terrorist hideout site in a remote area of northwest Iraq Monday. Immediately upon their arrival, Coalition forces received heavy fire from a fortified enemy position. Responding in self-defense, Coalition forces returned fire and called for supporting aircraft. Secondary explosions erupted from the target buildings, indicating weapons and bomb materials inside. Five terrorists were confirmed dead in the engagement. Coalition forces also discovered multiple suicide vests and heavy...
  • Airstrike kills at least 20 militants in Afghanistan

    06/06/2008 7:36:18 PM PDT · by pissant · 21 replies · 126+ views
    ABC ^ | 6/6/08 | staff
    An airstrike has killed at least 20 militants in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday. Capt. Christian Patterson, a U.S.-led coalition spokesman, said the airstrike occurred Thursday in Paktika province, which borders Pakistan. He said 20 militants were killed, but provided no details. Afghan officials said coalition aircraft attacked a band of insurgents in Orgun, a district close to the Pakistani border where U.S. troops have a base, after dark Thursday evening. Provincial police Chief Gen. Nabi Mullakhel said surviving insurgents removed the bodies from the scene. He said villagers reported that 32 militants died. Ghamai Mohammed Yar, a spokesman for...
  • 50 Taliban militants killed in Afghan clashes

    11/21/2007 12:27:57 PM PST · by pissant · 9 replies · 33+ views
    Daily Star/AFP ^ | 11/21/07 | Staff
    Afghan police and US-led coalition forces killed more than 50 Taliban militants in fighting in southern Afghanistan, the government said yesterday. The Islamist "terrorists" were killed in clashes in the volatile Charchino district of Uruzgan province over the past 24 hours, the interior ministry said in a statement. There were no casualties to Afghan and US forces, the government said. The operation involved ground and air attacks, Uruzgan police chief Juma Gul Himat said. Separately a Taliban commander and four of his guards were killed in a police operation in Deh Rawood district of the same province on Tuesday, said...