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  • Q&A for people tired of Ferguson protests

    11/15/2014 7:53:27 AM PST · by rwa265 · 41 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | November 13, 2014 | Michael T. McPhearson and Denise D. Lieberman
    As we approach the grand jury decision after more than 80 days of protest, we understand that some members of the community are growing tired of civil unrest. They are asking questions about how it can end. Here are the Don’t Shoot Coalition’s answers to some of those questions. Protesters may have some points to make, but why can’t they express them peacefully? The protests have been 99.5 percent nonviolent. But we are also being purposefully militant and disruptive. Change has not come through the courts, through politics or through gentle persuasion. We cannot wait any longer for whole segments...
  • Franciscan priest, Christian villagers abducted by Syrian militants

    10/09/2014 1:53:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | October 7, 2014
    Fr. Hanna Jallouf, O.F.M., who was abducted Oct. 5 along with some 20 villagers from Qunaya, Syria. Photo courtesy of Custodia Terrae Sanctae. Aleppo, Syria, Oct 7, 2014 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Militants linked to al-Nusra Front kidnapped a Catholic parish priest and as many as 20 people from a Christian village in Syria on Sunday night. The priest has been identified as 62-year-old Father Hanna Jallouf, O.F.M. “Let us pray for him and for the other victims of this tragic and senseless war,” the Custody of the Holy Land said on its website. The Custody of the Holy...
  • Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants

    09/04/2014 1:50:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2014 2:37 AM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will “not be cowed” by the Islamic militants who have killed two American journalists. […] Obama and Cameron appear to suggest that NATO should play a role in containing the militants, but were not specific in what action they would seek from the alliance. …
  • Recalling the horror of militant attacks

    08/13/2014 8:39:57 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 5 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/13/14 | Doreen Abi Raad
    The memory of that brutal June evening in his home near Mosul, Iraq, brought 48-year-old Joseph, now a refugee in Lebanon, to tears. “These people know no limits of humanity, decency, or respect for human life,” he said of the Islamic State fighters. Meeting with Catholic News Service Aug. 8 at the Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center in Beirut, he and other Catholic Iraqi refugees asked that their real names not be used to protect their identities as they shared the traumatic experiences that led to their exodus. Joseph recalled how his wife and their teenage son, Bachar, were in their...
  • UKRAINE: ATO. SUMMARY OF THE DAY 07.26.14.-Burko

    07/26/2014 6:34:50 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    Burko News ^ | 26/07/2014 | Roman Burko
    "Start a war, themselves fall into their own nets" (c) John Damascene Accumulation of militants forces in the Snow, which we wrote about earlier, has escalated into a night attack on the town of terrorists Marinovka. Militants attack failed, though, as reported by our sources, the fight was pretty tough. In the evening it became known about the attempt to breakout in Starobeshevo direction that led to the destruction of one of the ATO forces roadblocks. In addition, terrorists attack on the Dolzhanskogo direction. Thus, the militants are trying to regain control over the crossing points. So tonight you can...
  • Iran rejects U.S. action in Iraq as militants push east

    06/22/2014 9:19:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/22/14 | Kamal Namaa - Reuters
    ANBAR Iraq (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader condemned U.S. intervention in Iraq on Sunday, accusing Washington of seeking control as Sunni insurgents drove toward Baghdad from the Syrian border and consolidated positions in the north and west. The statement by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was the clearest statement of opposition to a U.S. plan to dispatch of up to 300 military advisers in response to pleas from the Iraqi government and runs counter to speculation that old enemies Washington and Tehran might cooperate to defend their mutual ally in Baghdad. "We are strongly opposed to U.S. and other intervention in Iraq,"...
  • Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow (As long as he's in charge, it's a cinch!)

    06/22/2014 9:09:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/22/14 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said. The Iraqi public will ultimately reject the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the extremist Sunni group threatening Iraq's government, but the group still represents a medium- and long-term threat to the United States, Obama said. "We're going to have to be vigilant generally. Right now the problem with ISIS is the fact that they're destabilizing the country," Obama said, using a common acronym for the group. "That could spill over into...
  • Pakistan air raids in North Waziristan 'kill militants'

    06/14/2014 7:54:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/14/14 | BBC
    Pakistani fighter jets have carried out air strikes against militant hideouts, killing dozens of fighters, officials in the north-west of the country say. The strikes were in the mountainous Dehgan area in the North Waziristan tribal district, a stronghold for Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants. ... No exact casualty figures were given. "The strikes were carried out based on confirmed reports about the presence of Uzbek and other militants in the area," an official said. It is the second set of strikes in the region this week, days after the airport attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, which killed at least...
  • Iraq crisis: Militants 'seize Tikrit' after taking Mosul (Next up? Place your bets!)

    06/11/2014 10:31:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/11/14 | BBC
    Islamist insurgents in Iraq have seized the city of Tikrit, their second major gain after capturing Mosul on Tuesday, security officials say. Tikrit, the hometown of former leader Saddam Hussein, lies just 150km (95 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki vowed to fight back against the jihadists and punish those in the security forces who fled, offering little or no resistance. The insurgents are from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). ISIS, which is also known as ISIL, is an offshoot of al-Qaeda. It controls considerable territory in eastern Syria and western and...
  • Ukraine Rebels Down Helicopters

    05/02/2014 3:35:37 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | May 2, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    Embed this story (Newser) – Ukrainian forces—declining to follow Russia's suggestion that they withdraw from their own country—are trying to retake the pro-Russia rebel stronghold of Slovyansk in fighting that has killed at least three people. The dead include at least two soldiers killed when the insurgents shot down two Ukrainian military helicopters, the BBC reports. The defense ministry says the use of surface-to-air missiles shows that they are dealing with a "well-trained and armed professional subversive group committing acts of terrorism and sabotage in order to destabilize the region." Ukraine's interior minister says security forces are fighting to "free...
  • “Militants”: media propaganda

    04/14/2014 3:36:34 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Salon ^ | May 29, 2012 | Glenn Greenwald
    Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims, American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were ”militants” – even though those media outlets literally do not have the slightest idea of who was actually killed. They simply cite always-unnamed “officials” claiming that the dead were “militants.” It’s the most obvious and inexcusable form of rank propaganda: media outlets continuously propagating a vital claim without having the slightest idea if it’s true. This practice continues even though key Obama officials have been caught lying, a term used advisedly, about...
  • Kenya's military says 'most' hostages freed after forces launch attack on militants inside mall

    09/22/2013 2:35:39 PM PDT · by rawhide · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-22-12
    "Most" of the hostages who have been holed up at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya's capital after it was attacked by members of an Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group on Saturday have been freed, Kenya's military says. Kenya's armed forces launched a "major" assault on the militants on Sunday night -- about 30 hours after the Islamists stormed the Nairobi mall in an attack that left at least 68 dead and 175 injured. At around midnight local time, Kenya's Defence Forces said it had rescued most hostages and had taken control of most of the mall, but declined to...
  • Al-Qaeda militants kill 24 civilians near Ras al-Ain

    09/03/2013 3:08:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Al-Qaeda linked terrorists in Syria have beheaded all 24 Syrian passengers traveling from Tartus to Ras al-Ain in northeast of Syria, among them a mother and a 40-days old infant. Gunmen from the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant stopped the bus on the road in Talkalakh and killed everyone before setting the bus on fire. According to media reports, the attack was carried out because the passengers who were from three different villages in Ras al-Ain, supported anti-terrorist Kurdish groups which were formed recently to defend Kurdish population against anti-Syria terrorists. Bodies of a mother and her 40-days...
  • IRAN TRAINING PRO-ASSAD MILITIAS WHILE US AND JORDAN TRAIN THE FSA

    04/17/2013 9:50:08 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    AFPC Eurasia Security Watch ^ | 4/15/2013 | Jeff Smith and Jacob Goldstein, eds.
    Iran has reportedly been training pro-government Syrian militia groups at a secret base inside Iranian borders. It is allegedly an “open secret” within the Syrian government that the Iranians are helping train at least 50,000 militiamen, although both governments have denied the allegations. A member of one of the pro-Assad militias said of the training that “it’s the same course Hezbollah operatives normally do…the course teaches you the important elements of guerrilla warfare, like several different ways to carry a rifle and shoot, and the best methods to prepare against surprise attacks.” Irregular militia groups have recently played a prominent...
  • Militants bomb security bases in Egypt's Sinai

    11/25/2012 5:15:14 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    Times of India ^ | Nov 25, 2012, 06.06 PM IST
    ISMAILIA (EGYPT): Militants bombed security bases being built in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, injuring three people, authorities said, as the state tries to reassert control over territory that slipped from its grip after the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. A massive explosion partly destroyed the wall of a security base being built for border guards in the town of Rafah at the border with the Gaza Strip overnight, but without causing injuries. Further south, three workers were injured by a separate blast that damaged a compound being built in Quseima for a different security agency responsible for guarding a pipeline that...
  • Russian forces kill 49 militants in North Caucasus

    10/21/2012 2:00:09 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    http://www.guardian.co.uk ^ | Sunday 21 October 2012
    <p>Russia's top anti-terrorism agency announces deaths days after Vladimir Putin led meeting of country's security council.</p> <p>Russian security forces have killed 49 militants in an operation across the North Caucasus region, where rebels are fighting to carve out an Islamic state, Russia's top anti-terrorism body has said.</p>
  • Drone strike kills four suspected militants in Pakistan

    04/29/2012 2:25:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/29/12 | Jibran Ahmed - Reuters
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed four suspected militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border on Sunday, intelligence officials and witnesses said, the first strike in almost a month. The controversial drone programme, a key element in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts, is highly unpopular in Pakistan, where it is considered a violation of sovereignty which causes many civilian casualties. A Pakistani parliamentary committee recently demanded an end to drone strikes on Pakistani territory as part of its recommendations for how its relationship with Washington should change. The United States has given no indication it...
  • U.S. drones attack militants in Pakistan, Yemen (suspected al Qaeda targets)

    03/30/2012 2:51:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/12 | Mark Hosenball - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-operated drones carried out deadly missile strikes against suspected al Qaeda targets in Pakistan and Yemen on Friday, U.S. government sources said. There was no connection between the targets in the two locations, other than the fact that both sets of militants who were attacked were believed to have had some connection with al Qaeda affiliates, .. Reports from Aden said that at least five suspected al Qaeda militants traveling in a car in southern Yemen's Shabwa province were killed when a drone strike set their vehicle on fire. Witnesses said a second drone hit an empty...
  • White House to testify at hearing on ‘home-grown’ militants (Occupy freeloaders not mentioned)

    12/03/2011 9:50:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Dawn ^ | 12/03/11
    White House to testify at hearing on ‘home-grown’ militantsSaturday 3rd December 2011 | Muharram 7, 1433 WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has signaled it will cooperate with a controversial congressional inquiry into alleged threats posed by “home-grown” Islamic militants that critics have branded a “witch hunt.” The House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security said on its website that the White House would supply two official witnesses for the December 7 hearing on “The threat to military communities inside the United States.” The committee, chaired by Republican Representative Peter King, had led controversial hearings earlier this year on alleged domestic Islamic...
  • Somali militants post tape of 'US suicide bomber'

    10/30/2011 12:05:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/30/11 | Staff
    Mogadishu, Somalia - An al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group on Sunday posted a tape allegedly made by an American citizen who blew himself up during an attack on an African Union base in Somalia's capital that left at least 10 people dead. The young man, who would be at least the fourth American to become a suicide bomber in Somalia, urges other young people not to "just chill all day" and instead fight nonbelievers around the world.The website Somalimemo.net, often used by the al-Shabab militia, said Somali-American bomber Abdisalan Taqabalahullaah had emigrated to the U.S. when he was 2 years old.
  • Militants: Somali-American bombed AU base (Mogadishu)

    10/29/2011 4:17:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/29/11 | Abdi Guled and Katharine Houreld - AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A team of suicide bombers and gunmen disguised as soldiers assaulted an African Union base in the Somali capital on Saturday, sparking a two-hour gunfight that left at least 10 people dead, security officials said. The al-Qaida-linked Islamist militant group that claimed the attack said one of the bombers was Somali-American. The attack underscored the militants' ability to carry out complex and deadly operations even after AU troops forced them from most of Mogadishu and a famine in their strongholds weakened their forces. Earlier this month, Kenya sent troops into Somalia following a string of cross-border...
  • Pakistan drone attack 'kills' top militants (South Waziristan)

    10/27/2011 9:04:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/27/11 | BBC News
    A US drone strike in north-west Pakistan has killed two top commanders of one of Pakistan's most influential Taliban groups, officials say. They say that among the four people killed is the brother of top Taliban leader Maulvi Nazir. Maulvi Nazir's Taliban faction is based in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region where the drone attack on Thursday took place. His forces are blamed for attacks on Nato troops in nearby Afghanistan. The militants were killed when four missiles were fired at a pick-up truck they were driving in Azam Warsak, 20km (13 miles) west of Wana, the main town in...
  • Two Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir border clash

    07/30/2011 2:24:30 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    Yahoo News, AFP ^ | july 31, 2011 | AFP
    It was the second gunbattle between Kashmiri rebels and troops in northern Kupwara district this week. On Thursday, an army officer was killed in the same district in a clash with infiltrating militants. "We have foiled yet another bid by militants to infiltrate into our territory from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir," Indian army spokesman J.S. Brar told AFP in the state summer capital Srinagar.
  • Democrat: We Need 'Analysis of How Christian Militants … Might Bring Down Country’

    06/16/2011 6:30:56 PM PDT · by South40 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 16, 2011 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – At a congressional hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said that investigators needed to analyze Christian militants in America because they too might try to “bring down the country.”In an exchange with witness Patrick Dunleavy, the former deputy inspector of the criminal intelligence unit, New York Department of Correctional Services, Rep. Lee mentioned the case of a man who blew up an abortion clinic and proposed that this perhaps was an attempt to undermine U.S. law that allows a woman to procure an abortion. Rep. Lee then said, “As we look to...
  • Islamic militants seize coastal town in Yemen (Zinjibar)

    05/27/2011 12:31:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/11 | Ahmed Al-Haj - Associated Press
    SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials say hundreds of Islamic militants have seized control of a southern city, killing eight policemen and two civilians in gunfights. The men took over two banks in Zinjibar as well as the city's tax bureau and two security offices. After the fight, witnesses say, the men could be seen driving freely around the city.
  • Militants Put Gazans In Danger, Group Says

    03/30/2011 4:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    nyt ^ | 3/30/11 | FARES AKRAM and ETHAN BRONNER
    GAZA — A Palestinian human rights group in Gaza took the unusual step this week of condemning the building and storage of anti-Israel rockets in densely populated areas, a practice that has led to injuries and deaths of civilians. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights said that it had investigated recent rocket explosions and found that locally produced projectiles had fallen on homes in Gaza or exploded in factories where they were made or stored. Shrapnel severely wounded a number of people, including a 22-year-old woman and her 7-month-old baby. It called on the Hamas government, which controls Gaza, to...
  • Palestinians: Two Jihad militants killed in Israeli strike on Gaza

    03/27/2011 1:20:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/27/11 | vi Issacharoff
    Reported attack comes a day after Gaza groups signaled they would halt rocket fire if IDF stopped carrying out targeted attacks as well. The Israel Air Force killed two Palestinians and wounded three more in an attack on the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, according to Palestinian media reports. The five Palestinians were clustered just east of the Jabalya refugee camp at the time of the attack, said the reports. The Islamic Jihad militant group claimed the casualties as its members. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on the report.
  • Gaza militants fire Grad rocket at Be'er Sheva following IDF strike

    03/22/2011 10:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    haaretz ^ | 3/22/11 | Haaretz Service
    Tensions continued to rise along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip earlier Wednesday, as Gaza militants fired a Grad-type Katyusha rocket at the southern city of Be'er Sheva early Wednesday, mere hours after another Grad exploded south of the coastal city of Ashdod. According to initial reports, the Grad rocket struck a street in the middle of one of the city's residential areas. Upon impact, a piece of shrapnel penetrated a nearby third-floor apartment, moderately wounding one man. The attack came after a Grad rocket fired from Gaza exploded south of Ashdod on Tuesday, following after a day of escalation...
  • DOJ and the New Black Panther Party Litigation:An Interim Report

    11/24/2010 5:07:18 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 21 replies
    usccr.gov ^ | 11/23/2010 | usccr.gov
    This is not getting in any MSM news. The report is out and it is very interesting. There are alot of facts I was not aware of. (From a quick glance of the report)Two registered democrats (yet paid republican poll watchers) as well as other witnesses stated they felt threatened and were called racial names by the new black panthers individual (s)? Click below to read the report and testimony. Commission Interim Report USCCR.Gov NBPH
  • India Arms School Girls To Fight Militants [VIDEO]

    11/17/2010 5:43:06 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NTDTV ^ | 15 November, 2010 | NTDTV
    They may still wear braids, but living in the turbulent northern Jammu and Kashmir state, these girls are no strangers to violence. One who lost her grandmother to a militant attack is eager to learn. [Sunaina, Girl Receiving Training] "We have been given training to use big weapons and we have learnt a lot. We felt very nice." Paramilitary troops are teaching girls to defend themselves and their villages against frequent skirmishes in the disputed Kashmir region. [S.S. Chillar, Commanding Officer] "This is basically to provide training to the children, especially girls, living near the Line of Control areas to...
  • Obama was target of Indonesia militants

    05/14/2010 12:05:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 446+ views
    reuters ^ | 5/14/10 | reuters
    (Reuters) - Indonesian militants captured in recent police raids were planning a series of attacks including a Mumbai-style hotel siege targeting foreigners and an assault on the president at an independence day ceremony, police said on Friday. The men also planned to target U.S. President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to visit the country later this year, and plotted the attacks to install sharia law in the world's most populous Muslim nation, officials said. Police have arrested and killed several suspected jihadists during a series of raids across Indonesia since February when they discovered a militant training camp in the...
  • On the run, Pakistan militants find new haven

    04/21/2010 2:57:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 240+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/21/10 | Chris Brummitt - ap
    ISLAMABAD – They were never routed, no matter what Pakistan claimed. Instead, the Taliban and al-Qaida fighters have merely relocated. They're still near the Afghan border. Months after Pakistani troops chased them from South Waziristan, these militants have established a new base farther north under the protection of an insurgent leader who has cut past deals with the Pakistani army, according to residents, militants and reports from Associated Press correspondents who visited recently. The fighters — including Arabs, Chechens and Uzbeks — roam through markets, frequent restaurants and watch jihadi movies or surf the Web at Internet cafes, their weapons...
  • Somali Islamic militants ban music on airwaves

    04/13/2010 9:01:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 387+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/10 | Mohamed Olad Hassan and Mohamed Sheikh Nor - ap
    MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali radio stations stopped playing music on Tuesday after hardline militants called it un-Islamic and ordered stations to take songs off the air. The edict is the latest unpopular order from Islamists, who also have banned bras, musical ringtones and movies. The order to stop the music echoes the Taliban's strict social rules imposed on Afghans beginning in the late 1990s. Somalia has a tradition of music and most residents greeted the ban with dismay. Rock, rap and love songs from the U.S., Europe and Africa could be heard on Somali stations before the ban. "Now I...
  • Pakistan air strike kills 30 militants

    02/22/2010 1:11:05 AM PST · by world weary · 1 replies · 253+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat Feb 20, 2010 | AFP
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) – At least 30 militants were killed in an air strike by the Pakistani military as two suicide bombers attacked police stations in northwest Pakistan Saturday, officials said. The air strike took place in South Waziristan district where the military in October launched an air and ground offensive to flush out Taliban militants.
  • US drones kill ten militants in Pakistan: officials (Up to eight US drones fired some 18 missiles)

    02/02/2010 9:43:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,082+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/2/10 | AFP
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) – Numerous missiles fired from US drones on Tuesday killed at least ten militants in a village in Pakistan's northwest tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said. "Up to eight US drones fired some 18 missiles at multiple militant targets in Datta khel village," a senior security official told AFP. "Ten militants were killed in the missile strikes," the official said. Local administration and intelligence officials confirmed the deaths after the volley of strikes reportedly struck militant hideouts and a training centre in three places in the village. Residents in Miranshah, the main town of...
  • Ministry: 3 Saudi militants killed in blast abroad

    01/18/2010 8:01:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 146+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/18/10 | AP
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Interior Ministry says an investigation has shown that three Saudi militants were killed in a Sept. 14 blast outside the country. The official Saudi Press agency quoted a ministry statement as saying Monday that DNA tests showed the three were militants who had fled the country to join militants abroad. It did not say in which country the blast took place.
  • One in 5 ex-Guantanamo detainees joining militants

    01/06/2010 1:58:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 773+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/10 | Adam Entous and Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A classified Pentagon assessment shows one in five detainees released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay has joined or is suspected of joining militant groups like al Qaeda, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The disclosure comes amid revelations that former detainees were playing a leadership role in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- a Yemen-based group believed to be behind a failed plot to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day. Under pressure to increase safeguards, President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday he had suspended the transfer of additional Guantanamo detainees to Yemen,...
  • Bomber who hit CIA base was triple agent: militants

    01/05/2010 10:41:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 704+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/5/10 | Randa Habib
    AMMAN (AFP) – A suicide bomber who killed eight people at a CIA base in Afghanistan was an Al-Qaeda triple agent who duped Western intelligence services for months before turning on his handlers, jihadist websites boasted on Tuesday. The Jordanian intelligence services, believing the bomber to be their double agent, brought him to eastern Afghanistan with the mission of finding Al-Qaeda number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the websites and Western intelligence agents cited by US media said. But instead he blew himself up at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province near the Pakistani border, killing seven CIA agents and his...
  • Troops kill 20 militants in NW Pakistan: officials

    12/11/2009 1:32:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 360+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/11/09 | AFP
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Pakistan's military on Friday killed 20 insurgents in operations against Taliban strongholds, as the prime minister warned that militants were striking back with attacks in big cities. Armed forces this year launched multiple operations across the northwest tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, the stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban and a haven for Al-Qaeda fighters and other militants. In Orakzai district in the centre of the tribal belt, nine militants were killed and two hideouts destroyed in airstrikes on the villages of Ghiljo and Mamoonzai, paramilitary force spokesman major Fazalur Rehman told AFP. The UN said Friday that...
  • 4 Charged With Helping Washington ...[Monster] Kill 4 Police Officers

    12/04/2009 10:54:14 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 99 replies · 2,664+ views
    Fox News (AP) ^ | Dec. 4, 2009 | Staff
    TACOMA, Wash. — Authorities have charged four people with aiding the man accused of killing four Washington state police officers and plan on indicting two more in what investigators call a network of friends and relatives that helped Maurice Clemmons avoid capture. Rickey Hinton, 47, pleaded not guilty Thursday at his arraignment to three counts of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frederick Flemming ordered him held on $2 million bail. Court documents accuse Hinton, Clemmons' half brother, of lying to police Sunday when they stopped him for questioning near the property owned by Clemmons where Hinton...
  • Bear kills militants

    11/04/2009 12:06:15 PM PST · by gandalftb · 61 replies · 2,479+ views
    BBC ^ | 12:28 GMT, Tuesday, 3 November 2009 | Altaf Hussain
    A bear killed two militants after discovering them in its den in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say. Two other militants escaped, one of them badly wounded, after the attack in Kulgam district, south of Srinagar. The militants had assault rifles but were taken by surprise - police found the remains of pudding they had made to eat when the bear attacked.The militants had made their hideout in a cave which was actually the bear's den, said police officer Farooq Ahmed.The dead have been identified as Mohammad Amin alias Qaiser, and Bashir Ahmed alias Saifullah. News of the attack emerged when their...
  • Bear kills militants in Kashmir

    11/03/2009 7:02:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus · 46 replies · 2,015+ views
    BBC News ^ | Nov. 3, 2009 | Altaf Hussain
    A bear killed two militants after discovering them in its den in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say. Two other militants escaped, one of them badly wounded, after the attack in Kulgam district, south of Srinagar. The militants were armed with AK-46s but were taken by surprise - police found the remains of pudding they had made to eat when the bear attacked. It is thought to be the first such incident since Muslim separatists took up arms against Indian rule in 1989.
  • Hundreds of foreign militants (mostly Uzbeks, some Chechen and Arabs) on run: Pakistan army

    11/01/2009 5:01:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,003+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/1/09 | AFP
    SHERWANGI, Pakistan (AFP) – Hundreds of foreign fighters were on the run in this battle-scarred region near Afghanistan Sunday, the military said, pressing a major offensive into a third week. Between 600 and 800 foreign militants had been in around Kanigurram town but their resistance was broken by heavy bombing from jet fighters, helicopters and artillery, Brigadier Mohammad Ihsan told reporters on a visit to the normally closed conflict area. Commanders have described Kanigurram as a major Tehreek-e-Taliban "operational centre" and base for Uzbek fighters. "They are on the run," Ihsan said. The foreigners were mostly Uzbeks but also Chechens...
  • 42 militants killed as Pakistan presses offensive

    10/27/2009 9:14:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 264+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/09 | Asif Shahzad - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's army pushed deeper into a Taliban sanctuary close to the Afghan border Tuesday, claiming to have killed 42 militants in the latest stage of an offensive against extremists blamed for relentless attacks in recent weeks . In the capital, gunmen attacked a high-ranking Pakistani army officer in the second targeted shooting against top military brass in less than a week, part of a wave of violence sweeping the country in apparent retaliation for the 11-day long offensive in South Waziristan. The army officer, and his mother who was traveling with him, escaped unhurt from the assault in...
  • Pakistan nukes safe despite militant threat: Clinton

    10/11/2009 5:48:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 901+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/11/09 | Lachlan Carmichael
    LONDON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday the latest militant attack in Pakistan shows an "increasing" threat to the state, but voiced confidence Islamabad was in control of its nuclear arsenal. Clinton told reporters in London that the militants' brazen bid to storm the Pakistani military headquarters in Rawalpindi on Saturday highlighted the scale of the threat. The attack brought renewed US focus on Pakistan, which has won praise from Washington for its new crackdown on militants, just as the Obama administration tries to revise its strategy in neighboring Afghanistan. "Yesterday was another reminder that extremists...
  • Commandos Free 39 Hostages, Ending Militant Siege in Pakistan

    10/11/2009 1:47:55 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 29 replies · 2,357+ views
    VOA News ^ | October 11, 2009 | Ayaz Gul
    Military officials in Pakistan say a siege by militants near the army's headquarters in Rawalpindi, near the capital, Islamabad, is over. Commando forces raided a building where militants were holding hostages just before dawn Sunday. Four militants, two soldiers and three hostages were killed during the operation. Another wounded militant was captured. The violence began just before midday Saturday when a group of heavily armed militants in army uniforms tried to enter the Pakistani military headquarters. As soon as they were stopped at a main check post, the attackers lobbed several grenades and opened fire with automatic weapons on the...
  • Pastor Shoots, Wounds Intruder at Detroit Church(MI)

    10/01/2009 5:02:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 847+ views
    myfoxdetroit ^ | 29 September, 2009 | AP
    <p>DETROIT (AP) - A retired police officer-turned-pastor shot and wounded a man who broke into his Detroit church, police said Monday.</p> <p>Lawrence Adams went to Westside Bible Church on Sunday evening and found the intruder inside the building, said Detroit police Sgt. Eren Stephens. The man began swinging an object at the retired police lieutenant, who pulled out a handgun and shot him in the abdomen, he said.</p>
  • U.S. drone kills at least 45 militants in Pakistan (after funeral in South Waziristan)

    06/23/2009 11:20:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 2,746+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/23/09 | Robert Birsel
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A U.S. drone attacked militants in Pakistan in Tuesday, killing at least 45 of them, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
  • Pakistan launches new offensive against militants

    04/26/2009 8:26:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/09 | Zarar Khan - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan launched an operation against militants Sunday in a district covered by a government-backed peace deal, threatening the survival of a pact that raised U.S. concerns about the country's willingness to confront the insurgents. A top government official insisted the deal remained "intact" and denied American pressure prompted the offensive, while another warned that the Taliban in a valley that was the focus of the deal must disarm or "face action." A military statement said the offensive in Lower Dir had already killed "scores" of militants, including a commander, and left at least one paramilitary soldier dead. It...
  • Pakistan: Suspected US missile kills 12 militants

    04/01/2009 9:00:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 434+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/1/09 | Munir Ahmad - ap
    ISLAMABAD – A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles Wednesday at an alleged hide-out connected to a Taliban leader who has threatened to attack Washington, killing 12 people and wounding several others, officials said. The attack came a day after Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a police academy in the eastern city of Lahore, saying it was retaliation for U.S. missile strikes on militant strongholds along the Afghan border. Mehsud also vowed to launch an attack on Washington or even the White House in phone interviews with The Associated Press and local media....